The Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), will go to the polls on Saturday December 15, 2018, GhanaCrusader.com can confirm.
The GAA after a meeting yesterday (Friday) unanimously agreed to hold elective Congress less than two weeks to Christmas.
According to GhanaCrusadr.com sources, official Congress notification will be presented to members forty-two (42) days to Congress date.
Nominations forms will be available before the 42 days to Congress and forms must be submitted after the 42 days per the regulations of the Ghana Athletics Association.
This means that delegates interested in holding executive positions at the association can start picking forms from either Friday November 2, 2018 as the eligible 42 days could fall on a weekend of 3rd and 4th November, 2018.
The association’s secretariat will receive the nomination and delegates list before a month or thirty (30) days to Congress slated for December 15.
Members of the association interested in holding executive positions will start picking forms 42 days to Congress, fill and return them a month to the elections.
Per regulations of the Ghana Athletics Association, one must be a member, and nominated by a member before he/she is eligible to contest for any position.
It is unclear if incumbent President Professor Francis Dodoo could contest for the third time having won in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014 in Kumasi as media reports in the last two years, claim he resigned from his post after losing the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) elections in March, 2016.
He continues to play his role as head of the association despite the numerous reports since 2016.
Former boss of the GAA Mr. George Lutterodt is rumoured to be interested in a return to the office. He was quoted by the graphic sports last month saying:
“After listening to so many calls and pressures from stakeholders in the sport, I believe coming back again to revive the discipline is in the right order,” he noted
He added that: “there will be no one-man show; all ideas would be taken seriously under my tenure and all dissents would be accepted.”
Revealing his first task when giving the opportunity, he said: “One of the first tasks I would undertake is to lift the ban on Martha Bissah.”
Founder of the Ghana Fastest Human athletics championship, Mr. Reks Brobbey who contested for the position of a Vice President in 2014 could be in the race for the topmost job if media reports are anything to go by.
Current leadership of the Ghana Athletics Association has the following as Executive Board:
Prof. Francis Dodoo President
Dr. S.L. Lamptey Vice President
Dr. Marc Dzradosi Treasurer
Mr. Samuel Ayer Secretary
Mr. Dominic Kankam Secretary Genaral
Mr. Albert Bonney Co-opted Member
Mr. Patience Buami Co-opted Member
Mr. Erasmus Kwaw Co-opted Member.