Weightlifting boss Ogola joins race for Nock exco seat


Nock Chairman Dr. Kipchoge Keino (C) during the national body's extraordinary meeting. (PHOTO/Charity Wanja)
Nock Chairman Dr. Kipchoge Keino (C) during the national body's extraordinary meeting. (PHOTO/Charity Wanja)

The Kenya Weightlifting Federation (KWF) Secretary General John Ogola has become the latest entrant in the race for the National Olympics Committee (Nock) Executive Committee.

He sets up a face-off with incumbent, assistant Secretary General James Chacha, and Kenya Lawn Tennis Association (KLTA) deputy president Francis Mutuku.

The development comes on the back of the announcement that Nock Secretary General Francis Kinyili Paul has officially called for the committee’s May elections with the list of all the positions in the Executive Committee and Trustees, as well as the date, time, and the venue of the elections.

The elections will cost the Committee a total of Ksh627,800 and will be conducted by the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD-Kenya)

Kinyili also informed interested parties to pick their nominations forms from the Nock Electoral Board Secretariat office at CMD-Kenya from April 18-20 and resubmit them latest April 21.

“We have sent out the notice in order to confirm with the 21-day notice of elections in conformity with our Constitution. I hope that all the people concerned will abide by the rules provided. Since the CMD are the ones who will be conducting the elections, the nomination forms will be picked from them,” Kinyili told Citizen Digital.

According to the Nock boss, there will be a four-day verification process of the voters and candidates from April 22-2 upon the resubmission of the nomination forms with queries addressed to the secretary, Nock Electoral Board and forwarded to the secretariat offices.

On April 26, the board will declare the candidates cleared to vie for the elections before giving a final briefing on the election date.

Additionally, there will be no vote from the male athlete representative. This follows the appointment of legendary retired athlete Paul Tergat as the International Olympics Committee (IOC) Member and, in effect, leaving the position vacant.

The Electoral College will compose of a total of 23 votes; 20 from the Affiliate Federations and three from the IOC Member (Paul Tergat) athlete representative (Tegla Lorupe) and the Women Representative  (Parvin Rawal).

CMD-Kenya will be waiting to receive the board resolution the vote from the Commonwealth block and on the female athlete as the bonafide voter.

 THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE

  1. Athlete representative female
  2. Women representative
  3. IOC member

Affiliate Federations include

  1. Athletics Kenya
  2. Kenya Badminton Association
  3. Kenya Basketball Federation
  4. Boxing Association of Kenya
  5. Kenya Amateur Cycling Association
  6. Football Kenya Federation
  7. Kenya Handball Federation
  8. Kenya Hockey Union
  9. Kenya Judo Association
  10. Kenya Lawn Tennis Association
  11. Kenya Sport Shooting Federation
  12. Kenya Swimming Federation
  13. Kenya Table Tennis Association
  14. Kenya Taekwondo Association
  15. Kenya Volleyball Federation
  16. Kenya Amateur Weightlifting Association
  17. Kenya Amateur Wrestling Association
  18. Kenya Rowing & Canoe Association
  19. Kenya Rugby Union
  20. Kenya Golf Union

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