Doku, Dogbatse retain seat

INCUMBENT Greater Accra Football Association (GARFA) chairman, Nii Kormeite Doku, yesterday recorded a landslide victory over his main contender Eugene Jacquaye to retain his seat.

The heavily-attended elections held at the Adabraka Calvary Methodist Church Hall saw Nii Kormeite Doku pull a staggering 72 votes out of the 89 delegates who took part in the election, leaving Mr. Jarquaye to clock 17 votes at the end of the fierce elections that started with allegations of corruption from both contestants.

In his victory speech, Nii Doku thanked the delegates for the trust reposed in him to serve them for the next four years and called on all to close their ranks “so that together we can form a united body and run the association very well.”

“Greater Accra football needs a united voice to push it to the next level and together we can make it happen. The welfare of the clubs is one of my prime targets in my next term and together with you all we can give the teams in the region a new lease of life in term of welfare amongst others.”

He took the opportunity to congratulate his challenger for being bold enough to come out and challenge him for the chairmanship position and tasked him to bring his ideas on board to enable his outfit run a vibrant association for the next four years.

In 2012, Doku, the then vice-chairman, replaced the late Jordan Anagbla to finish him term, and with his election yesterday, he would now serve his full term in office and continue to serve on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Committee for the next four years.

In the Volta region, Mr. Francis Dogbatse also retained his seat as the Volta Regional Football Association chairman at the elections held at the World Vision Centre in Ho.

Dogbatse, currently the vice Chairman of the CHAN Team Committee of the GFA, garnered 37 votes with his contender Mawutor Agbavitor picking 31 votes out of the total 68 votes cast.

By Raymond Ackumey

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