It was a disgraceful scene at the National Olympic Committee (NOC) election at Presidential Lounge over the weekend when Andre Hope one of the individuals vying for the presidential position of the NOC after he and his campaign team walked out of the hall after losing a motion against his opponent for the Presidency Henry Moore.
The motion raised was for 17 stakeholders or 15 stakeholders who were supposed to vote? That was the reason why the election never went on during the first day and continued on to the second day when the electoral college decided that they should vote to decide on whether the 17 stakeholders or will it be 15 stakeholders who should vote for the new executive.
To resolve the issue, the Electoral College asked the 15 stakeholders to vote to decide if 17 stakeholders or 15 stakeholders should vote. The result was that the Henry Moore camp had 8 votes while the Andre Hope camp secured 6 votes with one voter abstaining.
This proved to be the turning point in the very heated campaign which has been run for several months because the Andre hope camp realised that with the Henry Moore camp securing 8 votes in the for the contentious motion there will be no way they can win the elections since any candidate needed 8 votes out of the 17 to score a majority and win any position.
Consequently the Andre Hope team left the hall with their heads bowed down.
The Electoral College went on with the election with the 10 stakeholders who were in the hall casting their votes for various positions. After the elections, the following people were appointed to run the association for the next 4 years.
They are Henry G. H. Moore retained his position as president; Dr Patrick Coker also retained his position as Vice President the new Treasurer is now Dr Fadlu Deen, woman representative Pamela Williams. The other three Executive Members are Prince Suallay, Walton Paul, and Moses Strong.
Re-elected NOC President Henry Moore in his victory statement said that he is going to work for the good of all sporting disciplines in the country, and he promised that he is going to continue with the work he started over the past years to ensure that all sporting disciplines benefit from the National Olympic Committee (NOC).
He also thanked the Press for the objective way they have been reporting on NOC activities.