The Chairman of a group calling themselves “Football Stakeholders,” Idrissa Tarawally has written a letter to the President of the Football Association, Isha Johansen, about the SLFA proposed dates of April 2020 for an Extraordinary Congress that will herald the election of a new Executive. He said the proposed date is unacceptable because the SLFA Executive have overstayed in office for 26 months contrary to Art 32:3 of the SLFA statutes which state; “The mandate of the President, Vice President and members of the Executive committee is for four years. They may be re-elected”. His letter continued, “The membership views another seven month extension as a mere ploy to perpetuate your illegal stay in office and a subversion of the SLFA statutes and FIFA code of conduct which is binding on all member associations and their officials across the world.” He wrote, “The SLFA press release also states that there would be three Congresses. The membership is baffled at the reason(s) for three Congresses. The issues are: a. Review of the SLFA constitution; b. adopting the Code of Ethics of FIFA; and c. Election of electoral bodies.
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Tarawally’s letter went on, “It is the strong conviction of the membership that the issues highlighted in the proposed two ordinary Congresses in the Release can be addressed in one congress comfortably to allow the elective congress to be held separately anytime in January instead of the far flung date provided in the Release.” Also from Tarawally’s letter to SLFA, “We have observed that the Executive Committee is again violating the SLFA constitution by proposing agendas for ordinary Congresses against what is enshrined in Art 27 thereof. You should note also that Ordinary Congresses have a constitutionally stated agenda and cannot be altered. Altering a constitutionally set plan is a gross violation of good governance set out in the SLFA constitution and the FIFA Code of Ethics which member Associations and officials are bound to respect and abide by.” The letter added, “Furthermore, if there is a draft constitution to be discussed in any congress, it is essential and of utmost importance to share the draft to all members within a reasonable time frame before the stated Congress. You will agree with me, disappointingly though that members have not been consulted to date on the specimen draft of the said constitution which will require extensive and in-depth review and wide consultations before the stipulated Congress that will adopt it.”
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