In the National Olympic Committee election today at the Presidential Lounge of the National Stadium this afternoon 17 stakeholders will cast their vote to select a new executive that will run the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for a period of four years.
Since the formation of the National Olympic Committee in 1964 this is the first time that the NOC election has got this kind of momentum with the two camps the incumbent Henry Moore and his opposition Andre Hope ready to take the day.
During the election 7 positions will be voted for including the President, which two will be vying for Henry Moore and Andre Hope and for the position of Vice President, two candidates Dr Patrick Coker and Christopher John and for the position of Treasurer, Dr A T Fadlu Deen and Winston D C Crowther will be vying while for the position of Woman Representative, there is only person vying for the position which is Pamela Williams and that makes her automatically elected after going unopposed.
About five other persons will be vying to fill the three executive member positions and they are Walton Paul of Table Tennis association Prince Swallay of Wrestling association, Moses Strong, and Ulric Caramba Coker of boxing association
After this the new executive will vote for the Secretary General and the Administrative Secretary after their nomination.
Both parties held their different meeting yesterday to put their planning together for this all important election today. The 17 sporting disciplines that have voting rights during the election are the Handball Association, Basketball association, Boxing association, Football association, Martial Arts Association, Paralympic association, Lawn Tennis association, Table Tennis association, Volleyball association, Women in sports Association, athletics association, Wrestling association, Weightlifting association, Fencing association, Cycling association, Swimming association and Triathlon association.