10 December 2012

Gambia: Dibba Re-Elected Draught President

Momodou Dibba retained his position as president of the Gambia National Draught Association in an election at a congress.

Dibba ascended to the helm of draught at the association's last congress in 2008 and his mandate renewed unopposed at a moderately packed GNOC resource center on Saturday.

The incumbent's president's rival, Pa Alieu Jallow, withdrew his candidature on congress day shortly before voting teed off throwing his weight behind Dibba.

D87, 115.00 - total income in 2007 to 2008 - from an earlier D55, 815.00, Dibba who doubles as GNOC president swept the polls on a unanimous backing from draught club delegates.

Amendment of certain provisions of the draught constitution was proposed with anti-doping, illegal betting and match-fixing agreed to be enacted which includes a name change of the association from federation to association. Vice presidency portfolio was also created -to deputize in the absence of the president and Youth representative co-opted, in a slight overhaul.

In a hands-up voting setup, Dibba easily glided to power unrivalled.

While all positions were unopposed, Sankareh Jawo replaced Lasana Touray as Secretary General with Kebba Jadama as assistant stepping in place of Hamidou Savage and Sheikh Njie as auditor.

Assan Martin, elected in absentia, fills the void of Legal Adviser and Badou Sall as Organising Committee.

Dibba it emerged initially planned to sign off but was persuaded to stay on.

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