Elections into sports federations’ll hold in May – NOC assures

Posted on Mar 1 2017 - 11:08am by admin

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), on Wednesday, certain Nigerians that elections into the quite a lot of sports activities federations would hold no longer be later than could.

The Secretary-normal of (NOC), Tunde Popoola, informed the news agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the tenure of the incumbent board members would expire between March and April.

“ The elections will grasp quickly because prolonging it is going to be doing a variety of injustice to the phrases of their workplaces.

“Nothing in truth is delaying, it’s simply the logistics. we are going via a process which is not precisely new however wish to use the very best practices in conducting it.

“The election will witness a transformation from the standard norm previously. We want to ensure that the election is an effective one and we aren’t speeding to get it carried out,’’ he stated.

Popoola mentioned that the idea was once that at the end of this election, there will likely be a template to be used at subsequent elections.

“we are if truth be told now not working out of time, so we’re now not speeding. in the main the election will have to be conducted through April ending.

“The Minister for early life and sports and the NOC are seeking to see how we can meet with sports federations’ presidents on how best the election can also be performed.

“they’re stakeholders and we need to hear them out and have their inputs,’’ he said.

the former hockey player mentioned that there’s in reality nothing out of the norm that was once coming into the elections.

“ we would like the federations to behavior the elections themselves with the NOC, and nationwide sports fee playing simply supervisory roles and guiding is vital.

“The constitutions of every federation could be utilized in conducting its election.

“ where a federation does no longer have a constitution or it’s not licensed via its international physique, then NOC will undertake a heart manner.

“there’s basic guideline which in fact shouldn’t be towards operating the affairs of such federations, ” he stated.

He stated that the election could be over a period of two weeks.

“the first week shall be for zonal elections and adopted via the board elections,’’ mentioned the Secretary-normal.

Popoola delivered that the Minister for youth and sports activities, Solomon Dalung had promised that there won’t be any executive nominee within the imminent elections.

“this is a just right construction because there’s no house for such in a democracy. The election would be done democratically and that’s what the NOC is preaching,’’ he said.

On kinds buy, Popoola mentioned that NOC and federation presidents will meet to software how absolute best to head about it.

“Federations may just provide you with their kinds but off path the NOC will scrutinise it first because it’s made available to supposed aspirants.

“The essence is to make sure that it’s now not wired to favour a selected set of people.  We at NOC are able to be sure that the elections are free and truthful to all,’’ he mentioned. (NAN)

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