courtesy of the Star
Aspirants for the chairman post in the upcoming Gor Mahia election will have to part with Sh200,000 as the nominations fees before their names are included in the ballot.
This was part of the resolutions agreed upon by members after the current office holders and branch officials held a meeting at the club headquarters at Nyayo Stadium. Accordingly, the members agreed that prior to the December 15 polls, a new register of members will be established to determine which ones will be eligible to vote.
All the bonafide branches have been given the mandate to conduct registration at a fee of Sh500 per person. The branch officials will then have to submit the list of members and remit the collected cash by December 7 for registered members to get their voters cards.
The officials also agreed that unlike in he past, where Mlolongo system of voting was the order of he day, the mode of election will be through secret ballot. An independent electoral body will also be constituted to conduct the polls.
So far, incumbent and front runner Ambrose Rachier and his one time law student, lawyer Eric Adede have expressed interest in the chairman’s post. The nomination fees fro for the vice chair persons is Sh70,000 while that of the secretary general, where George Bwana is facing a stiff challenge to retain his seat from Tom Oriko and Chris Omondi, is Sh50,000.The same amount is applicable for the position of treasurer while all other post of organizing secretary will attract Sh30,000 fee.