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Jan 14, 2019 | Volleyball

Ghana Volleyball Association Elections Postponed

By Sammy Heywood Okine
Ghana Volleyball Association Elections Postponed

The elective congress of the Ghana Volleyball Association (GVA) has been postponed.

A special body will be constituted by the Ghana Volleyball Association (GVA) to decide within one month the status of Article nine and 13 of the GVA constitution.

Disagreements over the eligibility of some voters resulted in an abrupt end of an elective congress to choose new executives for the association last Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) offices in Accra.

Rival supporters of the incumbent president, Mr Paul Atchoe and Mr Edward Owusu, representing the Ghana Army, both contestants for the top position, almost came to blows over the right interpretation of the two articles, which covers the eligibility of voters at the Congress.

Article nine (clause one) of the constitution deals with membership of the association, while Article 13 takes care of who is eligible to vote and be voted for.

After three hours of heated argument and tantrums, it was decided that a committee be set up to clarify those two articles in the constitution.

Aside the top two contenders for the position of the president, Mr George Tettey is the sole contender for the vice president position, while for the position of treasurer, Edem Dotse Devine will battle Raphael Rodger Debra.

Deputy Director (Technical) of the National Sports Authority, Mr Saka Acquaye who observed the Congress also helped to calm down tension following heated arguments by the rival camps.

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