Gor Mahia has given Aspirants deadline to present their papers as August 8 polls continue to shape up

  • Gor Mahia August 8 elections interested candidates have been given until Friday 4 pm to present their papers online to the electoral board, promised to scrutinize all the papers before the final list of aspirants for various positions on Monday.

Henry Kowero, Chairman of the board says confirmed that the board is ready for the exercise. Alongside Secretary General Kennedy Mbara and Council of Gor Mahia branches chairman Carilus Onyango, Kowero will be overseeing the exercise.

In this year’s election, Gor has reduced the posts to four from 11 in the 2016 elections to enhance smoothness in running of club affairs. The posts up for grabs are Chairman, vice chairman, secretary-general, and honorary treasurer.

“Friday’s exercise will be free and fair. So long as any aspirant has met all the qualifications, he or she will be free to vie for a position of his or her choice,” Kowero said.

Earlier, outgoing organizing secretary Judith ‘Nyangi’ Anyango had challenged the inclusion of a clause in the new club constitution that requires that all aspirants have a degree in a relevant field saying it was meant to lock her out.

However, Anyango has vowed not to present her papers saying that the exercise is unlawful and doesn’t follow the right procedure.

“Present my papers to who yet the exercise is unlawful? We still have many days to August 8 and I will pursue my rights to vie for the post of treasurer the legal way,” she said.

“I have been to the registrar of sports where I aired out my reservation on the exercise and the use of the purported new constitution. I am expecting their response on Friday which will inform my next course of action,” she added.

On Anyango’s claims, Kowero says they have no intention to lock out Anyango from the race but will ensure every aspirant meets the laid down requirements.

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