-DVA head boycotts elections
Longstanding member of the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) Levi Nedd is the new President of the Federation.
Nedd was yesterday elected unopposed for the post at the elections of office bearers at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections.
The Berbician, who has been involved in the administration of volleyball for over four decades will lead the newly installed executive body which comprises Rodney Fredricks and Denise Miller who were also elected unchallenged for the post of vice – president and secretary respectively.
While there were no nominations for the post of assistant secretary, Daniel Harricharan who defeated Ashly Bailey 13 votes to five in the only contested position, will serve as the body’s treasurer while the latter will act as his assistant.
There were murmurs surrounding the event since President of the Demerara Volleyball Association (DVA), Trevor Williams boycotted the process citing several reasons one of which included the validity of those who cast their votes from the Demerara district.
Williams in an invited comment to Stabroek Sports said: “there is going to be some controversy because of the people they invited there, those clubs are not affiliated”. Williams is a former Member of Parliament.
He added: “Secondly they (GVF) went outside of the Association to contact and invite those clubs when the Association should be the one to give delegate status and we are definitely against that.”
However, Williams’ concerns were shot down by the outgoing president of the Federation, John Flores – who did not seek re-election to the post – but noted that the constitution of the body does not give scope for the Federation to debar any existing affiliate member from exercising their franchise. (Stabroek News)
In photo: From left to right are Levi Nedd (President), Denise Miller (Secretary), Rodney Fredricks (Vice-President) and outgoing President John Flores