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In a letter signed by Carolyn Launios, the Executive Assistant to John Ridgeon, the Chief Executive Officer of World Athletics, and addressed to Shehu Ibrahim Gusau, the world governing body for the sport affirmed it has never recognised the 2019 constitution purportedly adopted at a disputed congress in Awka, Anambra State in December 2019 and warned of dire consequences if its instructions are not followed.

The 87-year-old said he had not sought to protect the athletes caught up in the scandal, some of whom later competed in the London 2012 Olympics, but to ensure the cases did not come to public attention all at once.