GAA elective congress off

The Ghana Athletics Association (GAA)’s elective congress scheduled for December 15 has been postponed following an injunction sought by former president of the association, Mr George Lutterodt.

Mr Lutterodt who is also vying for the position of the president, earlier called for a postponement, citing issues including inconsistencies in the constitution and the timing of the congress.

But he resorted to the legal redress after feeling his appeals had fallen on deaf ears.

The court has scheduled December 20 for the first hearing.

Parties including the president of the GAA, Francis Dodoo,  the National Sports Authority (NSA), the Ghana Olympic Committee and others have been served.

Mr Lutterodt was of the view that an important process such as the elective congress must be done at the right time, as people would be busy with Christmas activities on the set date.

“I have no problems with the congress at Tamale but the timing would not favour the process. It is just a few days to Christmas and nobody would be serious with the event unless it is an attempt to manipulate the elections, “he told the Times Sports.

He is also calling for an interim committee to be formed by the GOC to supervise the elections on a later date since the tenure of the current executives has expired.

In all, 33 delegates were scheduled to participate in the congress that will elect a new executive for the association.

BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE

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