Belize - Belize News - Channel5Belize.com - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » People & Places, Sports » Recent F.F.B. Elections Nullified Says Chair of Electoral Appeals Committee
Oct 2, 2020

Recent F.F.B. Elections Nullified Says Chair of Electoral Appeals Committee

There is trouble within the F.F.B. as the re-election of President Sergio Chuc and the new executive of the Football Federation of Belize has been nullified by the chairperson of F.F.B.’s Electoral Appeals Committee.  A decision rendered by attorney Jacqueline Willoughby identifies four areas of concern in respect of the Ordinary Congress that was held on August twenty-second.  Among the issues raised is the fact that the elections were unlawfully conducted, which means that the old executives stand until a new set is elected in accordance with the rules of the Electoral Code, as well as the F.F.B. statutes.  This afternoon, we spoke with Chuc, who maintains that the complaint was forwarded to the wrong committee, in the first instance, and that the window of opportunity for the appeal to be filed had already elapsed.

 

Sergio Chuc

Sergio Chuc, President, F.F.B.

“It was on the first of September, the general secretary of the F.F.B. got an email where candidates that had contested the F.F.B. election, one candidate in particular, Mr. McLean, who this is addressed to, the opinion was addressed to, was challenging the validity of the whole process.  The chairlady was subsequently advised by the general secretary on September third, that the documents should have been sent back to the person and she could have advised him or he could have looked to legal advice on the process.  It was a complaint they had on the process, so that complaint should have gone to the disciplinary and ethics committee.  In any event, it was too late to go to the disciplinary and ethics committee and any of the judicial bodies.  According to our electoral codes and our statutes, if you have a problem with a ruling on the field or off the field, any problem you have, once the decision is made, you have exactly three days within which to appeal.  Those documents reached the federation electronically of the first of September.  That is almost ten days after the decision was done.  So technically, that could have not even been looked at.”


Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

Comments are closed