through ROMANUS UGWU, Abuja
MINISTER of adolescence and sports construction, Solomon Dalung, yester- day constituted electoral committeesforthe national sports Federation elections, charging the committee to deliver a transparent and credible poll.
speaking whereas inaugurating the 93 electoral committees, Dalung warned that conducting elections require courage, resilience and integrity.
The Minister, who listed some of the committees’ mandate to incorporate verification of candidates, conduction of elections for the zonal, vice presidents and presidents of the federations, stated that a candidate may simplest be disqualified base on the elections guiding principle.
In his words: “The electoral officers should have the courage to do what is true, fair and simply. He so much have the resilience to weather the storm of criticism and unfair allegations.
“it will be significant and very important that we get this elections proper. it’s the basis of the trade we are looking to set up. the end result will either justify or vilify our intentions. it is the credibility of the method with a purpose to vindicate our stand to democratise the sports activities Federations.
“aside from the transition of the outdated custom the place 13 individuals had been appointed into the boards, the enlargement of the electoral faculty from 13 to fifty four gifts its unique challenges. If a process is truthful, clear and credible, each winners and losers could have a sense of victory. So, I cost you all to make certain that we achieve our collective targets of handing over an even, clear and credible election.
“it is on this context that I congratulate each and every of the members of the committee for his or her nomination.
this means that the hope and belief of the nation in your skills to deliver this project right,’’ Dalung said.
Dalung additional cited that the national sports Federations are chargeable for the expansion of their sport and were expected to work with their respective affiliated sports associations and personal initiative for the overall building of their sports.
“This makes it crucial to get the management of our sports federations rights as the prevailing electoral process is usually manipulated, no longer transparent and not in line with international very best apply. We hope that with these elections, all these will likely be changed and we’re depending on the contributors if the electoral committee to make this happen,’’ he stated.
in a similar way, Dalung additionally inaugurated a seven-member Electoral enchantment Committee to look into all complaints on the election, urging participants to be honest, clear and impartial in the discharge
of their obligations, just as he quipped: “you might be expected to imbibe impartial virtues in the discharge of your tasks.”
The President of the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) Habu Gumel, also suggested the electoral committee contributors to conduct elections in a democratic approach as Nigeria can be monitored with the aid of world bodies and observers.