Sports Federation elections: Ministry inaugurates electoral committees Monday

Sports Federation elections: Ministry inaugurates electoral committees Monday

Friday, June 9, 2017 3:23 am


Dalung: Minister of Sports

Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi, Director of Federations and Elite Athletes Department (FEAD) in the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports, on Thursday said the sports federation electoral committees would be inaugurated on Monday.

Kulu-Akinyemi disclosed that the committees have 93 electoral committee members and they would be inaugurated on Monday.

In a statement by Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, in Abuja, Kulu-Akinyemi said the inauguration would be done by the minister.

She said each Federation would have a Chairman and two other electoral committee members during the elections.

Kulu-Akinyemi said the Election Appeals Committee would also be inaugurated thereafter, while the verification of the electorate, including names of representatives of other constituencies  and Zonal Representatives, would begin immediately.

The ministry official said all petitions would be treated on Monday after the inauguration of the committees.

“All petitions received by aggrieved persons will be treated. There will also be screening of the electorate and candidates contesting for various positions.

“The Electoral Committee members will be accommodated while delegates will have to take care of their expenses.

“We are set and determined to ensure that we hold free and fair elections.

“We have over 50 suites at the main bowl of the National Stadium and each Federation will use a suite which we are already marking accordingly.

“There will be maximum security at the venue of election from Monday,’’ she said.

Kulu-Akinyemi said the Elections Congress for the election of Zonal Representatives, Vice Presidents and Presidents of all the National Sports Federations, except that of Special Sports, would proceed as scheduled Tuesday.

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