Embattled Warri Association And Sports Ministry Sets New AGM Date

The warri association has been under the microscope for the past weeks following a failed attempt at hosting its AGM.

A new date of July 22 had been set for the hosting of the Antigua & Barbuda Warri Association (ABWA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections.

This is according to sources close to the organisation who said the decision was taken during a meeting with the country’s Minister of Sports, EP “Chet” Greene, on Thursday at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (SVRCG).

The Ministry of Sports, the National Olympic Committee, and officials from the JCI will oversee the AGM, the source added.

The Warri Association was well represented at the meeting with all eight executive members in attendance as well as the acting treasurer.

Added to this, the association has been charged with compiling the list of financial members ahead of the July 22 AGM, while a new deadline will be set for all non-financial members to bring their status up to date.

A decision was also taken to re-open the nomination process to allow individuals, desirous of contesting any position within the organization, an opportunity to have their names presented to the committee leading into the AGM.

Incumbent Trevor Cranston and challenger Joel Carr were the two presidential candidates going into the June 11 elections, which ended prematurely at the Multipurpose Cultural Center.

Uncertainty over the voting power following the submission of two separate voting lists had resulted in the adjournment of the AGM in June.

The association’s executive has been divided since then with Cranston accusing some members of wanting to see him removed from the helm of the organisation.

Public Relations Officer, Anderson James, had said majority of the association’s membership is “fed-up” with Cranston’s style of management.

James added that the executive has taken control of the association and does not recognise Cranston as head. This, he said, is based on reports that Cranston walked out of the AGM.