Oct 28, 2008, 6:34 AM
One of the most powerful positions in Gambian sports, the presidency of the Gambia National Olympic Committee, GNOC, will be up for grabs on March 23 when the General Assembly of the GNOC meets in an elective congress to elect a president and seven other positions.
According to a memo circulated to affiliated national sports associations by the GNOC, the nominations will close on March 11 by which date all aspiring candidates for any of the elective positions should submit their nomination papers signed by either their president or secretary general.
Investigations so far conducted by this reporter revealed that as yet no one has publicly made his or her intention to contest the March 23 election.
The GNOC elections of 2009, which saw the election of incumbent Momodou Dibba, was enmeshed in deep controversy over who and which association had legitimate rights to be part of the electoral list.
It is not yet clear as to whether there has been any agreement on or changes to the electoral list for this month’s election too.
Dibba’s former opponent Abdoulie Touray has since announced that he is not running for the job anymore.