AFC Leopards elections thrown in doubt
AFC Leopard's forthcoming elections has been thrown in doubt after the club was advised to appoint a new independent panel to oversee the process by Ministry of Sports and Heritage Sports Registrar Ms Rose Wasike.
In a letter in Futaa’s possession addressed to the club’s Secretary, Wasike says there has been a complaint from the club stakeholders about the earlier body tasked to obverse the election and that some members had complained about the voters' list.
Part of the letter noted: “There are complaints to this office from stakeholders that the panel appointed to deal with your elections is not independent.
“Further, it is alleged that the list of members is not all inclusive as it leaves out several registered and life members.
“It is my request that you appoint an independent panel of five members to deal with the organization’s elections and submit their names indicating what they do, where they work and their contacts. Such persons should not be drawn from any sports organization/association or club and neither should they be athletes among others; that is why they should be independent like IEBC or any other independent body/persons.
“It is also my request that you submit a list of all the members of AFC Leopards (Life registered) indicating their legal status (whether fully paid-up members or not).
“Finally, it is my request that you submit the names of those vying for various positions plus all their clearance certificates as required under paragraph 20(2) of the Sports Registrar’s Rules and Regulations of 2nd September 2016.
“Please note that failure to do so will leave this office no option but to cancel the election scheduled to take place on 23rd June 2019.”