Gor Mahia and Kenyan Premier League (KPL) chairman Ambrose Rachier has stated his ambition to go for the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) presidency in the coming polls.
Rachier made the announcement that he will be vying at the Nyayo National Stadium on Tuesday 6 October, the announcement making him the sixth candidate to declare intention for the top job.
He will be up against incumbent Sam Nyamweya, current FKF Premier League chairman Nick Mwendwa, Gor Semelang’o, Ken Oliech and Tom Alila and he said his late declaration was in waiting for the electoral board to be formed and modalities laid.
“I was waiting for the electoral board to be announced and lay out the modalities for the elections so that I can weigh my option and now I have officially declared the intention (to vie) in the coming elections,” he said.
Rachier finished fourth in 2011 and as he goes for it a second time his first call was on the FKF to stop the exercise of vetting clubs and hand it to the electoral board inaugurated on Saturday 3 October.
“We aware in certain counties and sub counties, delegates are being appointed from clubs which have never participated in any league. The moment we begin to get briefcase clubs enlisted that’s rigging.
“What is important is to deal with true stakeholders and promote democracy to make sure democratic elections are held from the grassroots. One of my main aims is to get rid of the shenanigans and get people who are truly for development of football,” he added.