Aggrieved members of the Liberia Tennis Federation (LTF) halted elections scheduled for Friday through a ‘Writ of Injunction’ from the Civil Court owing to alleged voter discrepancies in the new constitution.
Mr. Adolphus Wade, a presidential hopeful in the deferred LTF’s elections and the Coaches, in separate petitions, prayed the Court for sanction, which was handed last Thursday and Friday respectfully.
This marked the second time for the Tennis’ elections to be frozen by court after the death Prof. Harold Monger, who led the federation for over four years.
Wade, in his petition, said the voters’ listing contained unqualified members who are not players, coaches, and former leaders.
Coaches Josiah Gono, John Wolo, Alfred Kandakai and Jeffery Martin argued pointed out the discrepancies in the voters’ registration, and the failure of the membership to adopt the newly drafted constitution for the pending elections and the inclusion of a 2nd Vice President in the constitution, to be called, Vice President for International Affairs.
Gono told the Daily Observer via mobile phone yesterday that their third argument of the insertion of a 2nd Vice President in the constitution is inarguably proven that foreigners are the major supporters of the game in Liberia.
Meanwhile, beginning today Cllr. Lloyd Kennedy, chairman of the Constitutional Review Committee and election commissioner Neal are expect to argue with the petitioners’ lawyers about the injection over the elections.