Barely days to the National Olympic Committee (NOC) elections the Director of Sports Bai Kabia has held discussions with the stakeholders who will be casting their vote in the National Olympic Committee (NOC) election this Friday at the National Stadium in Freetown.
Before the start of the meeting he explained to the stakeholders the importance of the meeting and the reason why the meeting was held which was to identify the sporting associations that will be voting come Friday so there will be no confusion during the elections.
During the meeting, heated arguments ensued between the two camps – the Henry Moore camp and Andre Hope camp – as to the number of people that are supposed to cast their votes during the election
When the Andre Hope camp which is headed by Ahmed Kanu the Secretary General of volleyball association took the podium he said that 15 stakeholders are supposed to cast their vote on the grounds that 15 stakeholders voted during the last congress in 2003.
On the other hand the Moore camp which is headed by Hasting-Spaine who is the Secretary General of Swimming association said that 17 stakeholders have the right to vote during the election because since 2003 to now there have been developments in sports so the disciplines need to increase as these disciplines are all Olympic Sports.
The argument continued and a motion was moved for the house to vote on the two. The day was won by the Moore camp who polled 10 votes while the Hope camp scored 3 votes with 4 abstaining.
The Director of Sports who was very fair in his decision exposed most of the fake associations that were formed saying they do not have any bearing in the Sports Council or the National Olympic Committee (NOC).