Ogboni Fouad Oki has been elected Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association.
Gatekeepers News reports that Oki defeated the former acting Chairman, Tade Azeez with a landslide margin of 13 votes to one.
The keenly contested election took place on Wednesday, 24 May 2023, which took place at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium, Onikan, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
Oki will replace the outgoing chairman barrister Seyi Akinwumi.
Meanwhile, the Founder/Adviser of 36 Lion Football Club of Lagos, Gafar Olawale Liameed also emerged the Vice Chairman of the Lagos FA, after defeating Dotun Coker by 10 votes to 4 votes.
In his post-election and acceptance speech, Oki expressed appreciation for the love and support given to him.
He said, “I assure you all that we’ll take football in the state to greater heights but of course, I’ll need the support and cooperation of all.”
Meanwhile, the son of the Onigando of Igandò, Prince Sulaiman Gbadamosi, in his congratulatory message to the new FA Chairman, described the emergence of Oki as a welcome development.
Gbadamosi said, “He’s well-versed and intelligent. I believe he’s going to be a round peg in a round hole and I believe in his ability and capacity to improve football administration in Lagos State.”