Head Of FIBA Africa Zone-3 Media Council Madam Naomi Tappia Head Of FIBA Africa Zone-3 Media Council Madam Naomi Tappia

Liberia Basketball Association Election Ordered Re-run

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - Following months of hullabaloo since the elections of the country’s basketball governing body, the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA), The Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) Africa Zone-3 has ordered re-run of the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) disputed election.

This came following months of hullabaloo over the electoral process. It could be recalled that on November 30, 2020, Mr. Abraham Samukai was elected President of the LBA at the organization’s congress, as incumbent Mr. Rufus Anderson was disqualified by the election commission headed by Cllr. Moifee Kanneh. The commission’s decision to disqualify Anderson, along with his vice-presidential mate for operations, Bruce Quaye, and treasurer, Jairus Harris, stemmed from what the commission termed as a “fraud.”

Since then, the organization has continued to be in disarray, thus prompting FIBA-Africa Zone-3 to order the process reconvened within the period of three months. Speaking to the reporters at the weekend, the head of FIBA Africa Zone-3 Media Council, Madam Naomi Tappia, disclosed that the decision was taken recently at aboard and officials Assembly of FIBA Zone-3.

She said FIBA Africa officials in their decision urged Liberia to work within three months and reconvene the entire LBA election, adding that the failure to do so will leave FIBA with no alternative, but to forward the matter to the world governing body of basketball. “FIBA Africa Zone-3 Board and other officials said while Anderson remains the legitimate president, the organization remains neutral in its dealings, and what they want to see is that good precedence be set for other countries,” Madam Tappia added.

 

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