Nigeria Weightlifting Federation President backs IWF June 2022 elections


The President Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, Dr Ibrahim Abdul has backed the key measures made by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) to enable elections into the world body scheduled for June 25th and 26th this year.

IWF’s Member Federations including Nigeria met at a Special Congress held online on Sunday and approved key measures that will enable elections to be held as planned. The elections for the IWF’s leading bodies are scheduled for 25-26 June 2022 and Dr Abdul disclosed that he wholeheartedly supported the decisions arrived at.

Among the measures approved were constitutional amendments to ensure a sound legal basis for the elections, which will be a call for candidates being issued on 2 March and eligibility checks on the candidates completed by 30 April.

In addition to adopting constitutional amendments, the IWF also established a fully-ratified Ethics and Disciplinary Commission (EDC) representing all the five continents, whose initial work will include the vetting of candidates for the June elections. The members of the Commission are:

Gabriel Nigon, Switzerland (Chair)
Nasr El-Din Azzam, Egypt
Ahmad Bin Nooh Al-Thani, Qatar
Lorena Novoa, Colombia
Charles Quagliata, Australia
The appointed reserved members are the following:
Ana Maria Montoya Ruales, Peru
Valéry Horyna, Switzerland.

An Independent Investigative Chamber (IIC) was also established with the following members:
Dev Kumar Parmar, United Kingdom
Elda Gjoka, Albania
Adnan Rhoma, Libya
Romain Bizzini, France
Lorenza Mel, Italy.

Dr. Abdul told our correspondent: “The deliberations went well and we are in support of the decisions arrived at. We are going to take active part in the elections to put Nigeria at the front burner.”


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