The new date for the branch and national elections in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) polls is yet to be issued and the impatience among the football stakeholders has gone a notch higher.
The FKF is a top interested party in the process and with the delay persisting heading into the new year, the FKF has issued its concern with the speed at which the Elections Board is conducting the exercise.
The FKF has called on the board to expedite matters and see that the polls are conducted as soon as possible with the FIFA position being that the polls should be run before February 26th, the day a new FIFA president will be elected.
Here’s the federation statement:
Football Kenya Federation hereby wishes to state its official position regarding the ongoing national elections and to reiterate that the exercise must urgently be expedited to enable the country move forward.
The concern of the president of FKF and the National Executive Committee (NEC) is premised on the fact that Kenyans have waited for far too long and the longer it takes is hurting the development of the game. Indeed, football stakeholders and the country at large are rightly becoming more anxious as the election mood extends.
FKF hereby calls on the Electoral Board to move with speed and resume the process especially now that the Electoral Appeals Board has concluded its work of determining matters arising from the Sub-branch polls, dispense with the repeat polls in sub—branches where they have been ordered and conduct Branch then National elections without any further delay.
The position and expectation of FIFA is that the EB should make every endeavor,
sparing no effort and burning both ends of the candle to ensure elections are finished way before the staging of the extraordinary Congress of FIFA on February 26th 2015, when the new President of the world-governing body will be elected.
The EB and its electoral bureau, the Institute for Education and Democracy (IED) therefore have their work cut out and they have little choice other than to rise up to the occasion and deliver a credible process that will be acceptable and satisfactory to all stakeholders.
In wishing everybody the very best of luck, all candidates are urged to conduct their campaigns with highest standards of maturity and respect whilst paying strict fidelity to the regulations governing this process.