The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has elected Mr Usman Dutse of the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, as its new president. He succeeds Mr Chibuzo Asomugba.

Dutse was declared winner by the ASUP Electoral Committee Chairman, Mr Precious Nwakodo, at the 13th National Delegate Conference in Bida, Niger on Thursday.

He polled 113 votes to defeat two other candidates, Mr Nda-Umar Idris and Alhaji Abdukaram Ibrahim, who scored 47 and 25 votes, respectively.

The others were Mr Timothy Ogunsheye, Deputy President; Mr Akowe Joel, Assistant Secretary General; Suleiman Usman, Treasurer; and Mr Chris Nkoro, Publicity Secretary.

The Secretary General, Financial Secretary, Internal Auditor and the four zonal coordinators were returned unopposed.

The coordinators were Kabiru Yunusa, zone A; Abdullahi Yelwa, zone B; Olawale Adetunji, zone C; and Nelson Chika, zone D.

NAN reports that 198 delegates were accredited to vote and 197 voted.

Delegates to the conference were drawn from 36 states of the federation and the FCT. (NAN)

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