By Olayinka Elebute
The chairman of Lagos State Athletics Association, Solomon Alao, has said he has what it takes to be a board member of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria.
Speaking with our correspondent after he tied with outgoing Vice President of the federation, Olamide George, during the Southwest zonal election in Ibadan on Friday, Alao, who is currently in Abuja for the Extra-Ordinary congress of the AFN, said he want to replicate the success recorded in athletics in Lagos at the national level.
“I know I have what it takes to be on the board because of what we have been doing to develop the sport in Lagos State,” he said.
“The key thing for me personally remain the development of the athletes at the national level and we have been doing that back home in Lagos.
“The election will come up in Abuja and I am sure I have what it takes to win.
“I am using this opportunity to thank the Lagos State government led by the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Lagos State Sports Commission for their support so far.
“I am looking forward to getting on the board and work in tandem with everyone for the upliftment of Track and Field in Nigeria.
“Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is around the corner and all hands must be on deck for athletics to shine in Tokyo.”
Also, as the country look forward to the Elective Congress of the AFN on Monday in Abuja, some of the gladiators are already in the country’s capital city.
Apart from the candidates, the delegates are also in town with everyone making last minute moves ahead of the election.