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Rachier re-elected Gor boss

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NAIROBI, Kenya, January 19 – Ambrose Rachier has been re-elected Gor Mahia chairman for a third three year term following peaceful club election conducted on Sunday at Nyayo National Stadium.RACHIER-CHAIR

The incoming Kenyan Premier League (KPL) chairman, garnered 808 votes against his competitor Erick Adede, who got 445, in an exercise that was characterised by low turnout.

Former Migori Member of Parliament, John Pesa, was elected first vice-chairman after getting 842 votes, beating incumbent, Faiz Magak, who received 384.

Chris Omondi is the new Secretary General following his victory with 826 votes against Tom Koriko who only garnered 386 after immediate former office bearer, George Bwana, stepped down from the post without seeking re-election to return to his media duties.

Speaking while giving his acceptance speech, Rachier said his first agenda in the club wasto stump out hooliganism.

“The K’Ogalo fraternity has spoken and I want to thank the club electorate for giving me another term to serve them as the chairman, the elections were free, peaceful and fair and very well organised.

“To my opponents, I want to extend them a warm invite to join this team and work together to take K’Ogalo to greater heights.

“The electioneering period ends today (Sunday), and tomorrow (Monday) we embark to deliver what we promised Gor family,” Racier who has led the club for the past six years said.

Despite the elections being peaceful, one of the clerks was got with eight marked ballot papers which belonged to one of the chairman candidates and he was later escorted by police outside the voting area.

Football Kenya Federation, who were in charge of the elections, had earlier on ordered for  fresh polls, after the previous was aborted in late December, following the chaos that were caused by the members.

The new office bearers will now have to embark on working immediately to prepare the league champions for the CAF Champions League and the new KPL season that kicks-off on February 15.

Senior Vice chairman, Francis Wasuna, second vice chairman, Gerge Ong’undi, assistant treasurer, Gerphas Okuku, and assistant Organising Secretary Jack Orowe, were elected unopposed.

Returning officer Jackson Indakwa, lauded the exercise and said the polls were free and fair.

“The elections went on smoothly and successfully, I do wish to congratulate all the winners and I urge the losers to accept the results so that everyone can leave here in peace,” Indakwa from the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture stated.

OFFICE BEARERS

Chairman   Ambrose Rachier

Senior chairman   Francis Wasuna

1st Vice chairman   John Pesa

2nd vice chairman   Gerge Ong’undi

Secretary General   Chris Omondi

Deputy Secretary General   Anima Okech

Assistant Secretary General   Ronald Ngala

Organising Secretary   David Kilo

Assistant Organising Secretary   Jack Orowe

Treasurer    Kennedy Otieno

Assistant Treasurer Gerphas Okuku

 

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