Panel sets May 5 as election date

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- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 23, 2018-

The Election Committee of the All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) on Sunday set May 5 as the date for the executive committee election of the football governing body.

However the date is set on a condition that Patan High Court vacates the writ petition filed by Bhaktapur District Football Association president Gautam Sukhaju and Makawanpur District Football Association vice president Manish Shrestha. Acting on the petitions the court on March 22 had issued a stay order to put the March 28 Anfa election on hold. The duo had stated in that Anfa had violated their rights to participate in the election.

But after the court verdict, Anfa conducted the election of Bhaktapur FA on April 10 and Makawanpur FA on April 6. As ordered Anfa also furnished a written reply to the Patan High Court and submitted an application to vacate the writ petition of the duo. Anfa in its reply to the court had said that the demands of those FAs have been fulfilled as it ensures their participation in the election.  

“The election committee meeting on Sunday decided to request the Anfa secretariat to hold the election on May 5,” said a notice of the Anfa Election Committee. “As elections of those two concerned district FAs have already been conducted and the names of the representative also finalised, we reached the conclusion to set the election date in a condition that Patan High Court lifts its previous order,” reads the statement.

Anfa election was originally set for January 25 but has since been postponed four times on various pretext in the last four months, the last of which was put off indefinitely on March 22 due to the court stay order. The next hearing on the Anfa case is on Wednesday.



Published: 23-04-2018 09:28

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