Aspirants to pay Ksh100,000 for Leopard’s chair nomination

Aspirants to pay Ksh100,000 for Leopard's chair nomination
AFC Leopards SC fans react during their Sportpesa Premier League match against Nairobi City Stars FC at the Nyayo National stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on April 04, 2016. Nairobi City Stars FC won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/

For one to vie for the coveted Chairmanship of AFC Leopards, aspirants will part with a non-refundable nomination fee of Kshs100,000 to vie for the post in the July 3 elections.

Deputy Chairperson candidates will pay Kshs75,000, those gunning for the Secretary General position will remit Kshs50,000 and contestants for the Deputy Secretary General seat will cough Ksh25,000.

The development was announced by the Election Board in a press release signed by Secretary Irene Tindi following resolutions made in a meeting held at the Sports Disputes Tribunal’s boardroom in Nairobi that lasted until Tuesday evening.

In attendance were members of the Board, Tribunal bosses and officials of the Interim Management Committee that have been running the Kenyan Premier League side since December.

Another key agreement saw the nine-member Board given sole mandate to run the polls process to its conclusion during the elections that are scheduled for Kasarani’s Safaricom Stadium.

The ongoing club membership recruitment drive and collection of subscription fees will be closed on Monday.

Other posts will see interested candidates pay KSh50,000 and Ksh25,000 for the Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer seats while the Organising Secretary position will attract a fee Ksh50,000.

The three Executive Committee Members slots will see aspirants pay Ksh25,000.

The Election Board will start the verification of the membership register forwarded by the Interim Management from Monday to June 20 as the timetable to the polls was rolled out to the public.

The verified voters’ register shall be published on the same day when the Formal Notice Convening the Elections shall also be declared.

All candidates shall be required to bring certificates of Good Conduct, Credit Reference Bureau Clearance, KRA Tax Compliance as well as Higher Education Loans Board Clearance.

The structured polls process is expected to end the wrangling for leadership positions at the club that has seen feuding camps emerge since Allan Kasavuli resigned from the chairmanship in May last year.

At the height of the wrangles towards the end of last year, factions led by Matthews Opwora and Dan Mule were engaged in a bitter tussle that saw Sports Tribunal rule to form the Interim Committee that saw the two declared co-chairman.

Tindi was also the secretary of the Electoral Board that organised the February Football Kenya Federation elections that swept Nick Mwendwa to power after a protracted process that was postponed four time.

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