Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who is also the Gor Mahia FC patron has told the club supporters to rally behind current management until new elections are held.
Odinga also appealed to the fans to exercise restraint and remain calm as the team begins preparations for election of a new management after hooligans botched Yesterday’s elections.
The PM appealed to the technical bench and players to remain focused as Gor Mahia prepares for the continental tournament in the new year.
He urged the fans to be ready and show support to the team more than ever, reminding them of the long road the team has come.
Meanwhile FKF ordered the current Gor Mahia FC management headed by Chairman Ambrose Rachier to remain in office till end of January next year when new elections will be called.
“Our notice has been drawn to the fact that your club elections which were to be held yesterday 15th December 2013, at the Nyayo National Stadium were not held as a result ofÂ acts of hooliganism perpetrated by a section of the attendees, who grabbed, scattered and burned the ballot papers just when voting was due to commence,” reads a letter addressed to Ambrose Rachier.
“We are further advised that the Gor Mahia FC office had been dissolved by the time the hooligans were destroying the ballot papers and other election materials.
We as a federation cannot allow a vacuum in the leadership of any club to prevail. We therefore after consultation with the Government and in accordance with FIFA statutes and the statutes of the Federation mandate you and your office bearers who were serving until yesterday, more particularly when you are facing a continental campaign next year to remain in office and continue to run the affairs of the club up to and including 30th January 2014.
We further direct you and your office to put in place machinery for the conduct of free and fair elections of the office bearers of the club in accordance with the sports act, the constitution of Kenya, the FKF statutes and FIFA statutes before 30th January 2014”.