- Former Gor Mahia chairman Erastus Okul has come out and opposed the candidature of his successor Ambrose Rachier in the upcoming club polls elections slated for August 8, telling him to allow new leadership.
Okul says it is time another individual takes over since he feels the former has done enough and achieved a lot at the club in his 11 years at the helm.
“I am advising Rachier to leave Gor Mahia and hand leadership to a younger generation. He has won titles and stabilized the team, this notion that the club cannot survive without him is scaring people from going for the position. He should let other people rule,” Okul said.
This has come after Rachier made a U-turn and announced his intention to defend his post, saying it would not be fair to leave the club before it becomes financially stable.
Gor has seen successes Under Rachier reign, seven Kenyan Premier League titles, and managed quarter-final berths in the Caf Confederation Cup in 2018.
Okul, who handed the mantle to Rachier in 2009, also asked for the exercise to be postponed to a later date to allow all members to participate owing to the pandemic coronavirus effects.
The former Kenya Premier League chairman dismissed the attainment of degree as a condition for every aspirant to vie for the four posts up for grabs.
He blasted the new Gor Mahia constitution stipulates that has created divisions among supporters of outgoing club organizing Secretary Judith ‘IMF’ Anyango, fondly known as Nyangi, who is interested in the honorary treasurer post.
The 71-year-old Okul posed, “The issue of degree doesn’t apply in club leadership and should be struck out. Why was the constitution passed without our input as individuals who served the club in the past?”
The electoral board has been put in place to oversee the election and only those who will have registered by Monday midnight will be allowed to vote during the polls.