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Wahid Oshodi

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lawyer with great interest in the development of sports law. Based in Nigeria and UK.

 

 

SANWO-OLU CONGRATULATES WAHID OSHODI ON ELECTION AS ITTF ...     Mr. Wahid Oshodi

 

 

 

Nigeria’s Wahid Enitan Oshodi has been elected as the Executive Vice President of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Wednesday November 24 in Houston, Texas, in the United States.

From the 136 votes polled, Oshodi garnered 116 which is 85.29% of the total votes to emerge top among the 14 candidates who vied for the office of the Executive Vice Presidents.

Oshodi is the second Nigerian to be elected to the world body after Segun George. He will serve along seven other Executive Vice Presidents elected at the AGM.

Sweden’s Petra Sorling became the first woman to be elected as President of thd ITTF. She clinched the office of the 95-year-old international federation unopposed having been nominated by the Swedish Table Tennis Association and accepted by all the 226 member associations across the world.

Also, Egypt’s Alaa Meshref was re-elected into the Executive Committee (EC) of ITTF. It is the first time Africa will have two representatives in the EC. Other elected Vice Presidents are Graham SYMONS (AUS), Alaor AZEVEDO (BRA), LIU Guoliang (CHN), Roland NATRAN (HUN), Masahiro MAEHARA (JPN) and Khalil AL-MOHANNADI (QAT).

The new president of the ITTF and the eight elected Vice Presidents will join the ITTF Athletes Commission Chair Zoran Primorac of Croatia and IOC Member Ryu Seungmin of Korea Republic to form the complete ITTF Executive Committee (EC).

From his humble start as Chairman, Lagos State Table Tennis Association (LSSTA) and following his exceptional performance in that post, Oshodi was appointed Commissioner for Sports in Lagos State under Governor Babatunde Fashola (2011-2015).  He also served as the President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) from 2013-2017. Later, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Nomination Committee of ITTF.

Earlier this year, Oshodi was elected Deputy President of African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF). He is an engineer and a lawyer.