The Ghana Football Association has put the 2023 GFA Election Timetable on hold after a Motion for an Injunction was filed at the High Court by King Faisal FC.
According to the FA’s timetable for the elections, the Presidential elections will be conducted first before the Executive Council (ExCo) elections, followed by the Regional Elections (RFA), and ending with the District Football Association (DFAs) elections. However, The Division One side wants the GFA to start the elections from the District Football Association (DFAs) before moving it up to the Regional elections, followed by the Executive Council elections, and then finalize it with the presidential elections.
For this reason, the owner of the King Faisal Babies, Alhaji Grusah, took the matter to court and sought an injunction from the Accra High Court on the GFA’s electoral timetable until the hearing of the case. The injunction was placed on the electoral process last Friday, pending the hearing of the Case on Wednesday, 30th August 2023.
The GFA assures its members and stakeholders to remain calm until the hearing as they look forward to seeking the appropriate redress in court. ‘The GA, therefore, wishes to inform all its members and stakeholders (especially applicants who have filed their Nomination Forms for various positions) of the suspension of the 2023 GA Elections process until the hearing of the motion on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. ‘The announcement of the Decision by the Elections Committee following the Vetting of the Applicants has, therefore, been put on hold. ‘The Association wishes to urge all members, clubs, and applicants to remain calm. The Association will endeavor to seek appropriate legal redress for the prompt return to the 2023 Election Timetable and ensure that the calendar is not further disrupted. As it stands now, the GFA’s Electoral Committee is done with vetting and is yet to announce aspirants who have successfully passed the vetting.
By: Joe Okyere Dewryta Itaalia