By Oluwaseun Fadugba
Nigeria’s Wahid Enitan Oshodi has been elected the Government Vice President of the Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation (ITTF) on the Annual Normal Assembly (AGM) held in Houston, Texas, US.
From the 136 ballots forged, Oshodi polled 116, which represented 85.29 per cent of the entire votes to emerge winner among the many 14 candidates that vied for the highest place.
Oshodi, the second Nigerian to be elected to the world physique after Segun George, will serve together with seven different Government Vice Presidents elected on the assembly.
Additionally, Sweden’s Petra Sorling grew to become the primary girl to be elected President of ITTF.
She clinched the primary workplace of the 95-year-old worldwide federation unopposed having been nominated by the Swedish Desk Tennis Affiliation and accepted by all of the 226 member associations the world over.
Egypt’s Alaa Meshref was additionally reelected into ITTF Government Committee (EC).
It was identified that this may be the primary time Africa may have two representatives within the govt council.
Different elected Vice Presidents are Graham Symons (Australia), Alaor Azevedo (Brazil), Liu Guoliang (China), Roland Nathran (Hungary), Masahiro Maehara (Japan) and Khalil Al-Mohannadi (Qatar)
The brand new president, together with the eight elected Vice Presidents, will be part of the ITTF Athletes Fee Chair, Zoran Primorac of Croatia and IOC Member Ryu Seungmin of Korea Republic to kind the whole ITTF Government Committee (EC).
Oshodi was elected because the Deputy President of the African Desk Tennis Federation (ATTF) earlier this yr.