Liberia Athletics Federation Holds Elective Congress Saturday

A female athlete is set to run a relay

The Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) holds its elective congress on Saturday, November 20 at the headquarters of the Liberia National Olympics Committee (LNOC) on Randall Street, Monrovia, beginning 10: 30am.

Saturday’s elective congress is in consonance with the LAF’s By-laws and Constitution of the LAF, and that of the World Athletics (WA) which says elections are  held after every four years.

The elections are part of the LAF 63rd Annual General Assembly, which will bring together members of the Executive Committee, registered clubs and individual members.

During the 63rd Annual General Assembly, the following will be discussed:  Presdient’s Message, Reading of 2019 Congress Minutes, Financial Report, 2019 Activities Report, Review an Adoption of 2021 Report and Review and Adoption of 2021 Calendar of Activities.

Meanwhile, the second phase of Congress – elections, will immediately begin.

The LAF has appointed a three-man’s Election Commission, comprising,  Cllr. Sylvester Dorbor Rennie, chairman; Leroy M. Sonpon, III, Secretary General and Mr. John T. Pettequoi, Member.

Accordingly, the LAF Elections Commission released the guideline on November 3 and after the expiration of registration, on  November 16, the names of qualified candidates were released.

The LAF Elections Commission said the qualified (eligible) candidates, that will be on the ballot for  Saturday’s polls and upon election,  who will govern the  affairs of the national athletics body for the next quadrennial, 2022 – 2026, are: Mr Mulbah Z. Zaza (President); Madam Gbuor S. Wilson (Vice President for Administration); Mr. Frederick B. Krah (Vice President for Technical Affairs) and Mr. Moses S. Zogar (Financial Secretary).

Among the five contestable (elective) positions,  the Commission has not receive any application for the position of Treasurer.

Meanwhile, the guideline said any candidate who has a complaint to be filed after the elections results are announced, must do so within five (5) minutes following the announcement of the results. And upon receipt of the complaint, the LAF Elections Commission will immediately probe into such complaint and make a determination thereto. If a candidate has any complaint prior to the voting process, said candidate is also allowed to file such complaint to the LAF Elections Commission. And upon receipt of said complaint and fees, the LAF Elections Commission will immediately probe into same and come out with its finding, before proceeding with the voting process.

“All eligible voters, be it individual, or club is entitled to one vote each during the voting process,” the guideline intoned.

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