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Simba go to polls June 29

The club had earlier planned to hold a general meeting, which will culminate with the general election on May 4, but that plan could not go ahead as planned because the constitutional amendments were yet to be endorsed by the sports registrar.

Speaking at the club house in Dar es Salaam, Election Committee Chairman, Damas Ndumbaro, said that they met on Tuesday night to discuss the date for the election.

“We approved June 29th as a new date for the elections where the club’s active members will vote for their new leaders,” he said.

Ndumbaro also said that nomination forms for candidates wishing to vie for various posts will be available from tomorrow at the club house, indicating that the deadline for returning the forms is May 14, this year.

He added that the forms will be available at 500,000/- for those vying for the club’s presidential post while, those who contesting the vice-president post will have to pay 300,000/- and those who seek to contest the Executive Committee membership posts will have to pay 200,000/-.

Ndumbaro further said that on May 17, his committee will meet to screen the contestants’ forms to check whether they meet the requirements, before releasing the preliminary list of candidates who will be cleared to vie for various posts in the election.

The committee will also meet on May 25 to go through objections against candidates, if any and two days later they will announce the results of the objections and then the candidates will go for screening on May 29.

The final list of candidates for the club’s election will be announced on June 24, five days before the polls and campaigns will commence on the same day. The campaign will come to a close on the eve of the Election Day.

Earlier, Simba’s election was to take place on May 4, but was delayed due to directives given by the government to the club to make some amendments before its constitution was approved. Once the directive was implemented the constitution was approved and its copy handed back to the club.

In the coming election the current Simba Chairman Ismail Aden Rage, who is also a Member of Parliament for Tabora Urban (CCM), has already declared that he will not stand for re-election. The posts to be vied for are president, vice-president and five members of the Executive Committee one of who must be a woman.

Simba’s Election Committee is headed by Ndumbaro who is assisted by Salum Madenge while Issa Batenga is secretary general assisted by Khalid Kamguna. Committee members are Kassim Dewji, Juma Simba and Amin Bakhresa




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