Former Nyasa Big Bullets vice-general secretary Jack Mavutula has faulted some of the club’s main supporters committee officials on their intention to extend their tenure, saying it is unconstitutional.
Bullets main supporters committee chairperson Stone Mwamadi and secretary Mabvuto Chibambo last week told The Nation that they will propose extension of their tenure by a year on the basis that there has been hardly any activity this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The duo also said the current committee, whose tenure expires in February next year, has “unfinished business” which it wants to complete.
But Mavutula said as per the club’s constitution, the committee is supposed to serve for four years.
He said: “There is no clause which states that in case of other eventualities, the period can be extended.
“What kind of unfinished business is the current secretary talking about? There are some individuals who just want to advance their personal interests by persuading Mwamadi to extend their tenure.
“The way it is, this [Covid-19] pandemic is here to stay. So, no one should hide behind the situation to advance their interests.”
Mavutula said even the fresh presidential election was held amid the pandemic.
“A few weeks ago, Beach Soccer Association also held their polls and the Northern Region Football Association is also preparing for its elections and why not at Bullets?” he wondered.
Mwamadi yesterday changed his tune, saying he would not pursue the issue of extending their tenure.
“After thorough consultations, I have decided that the polls will be held come February next year and my stand remains that I will not seek re-election because I have done my part,” he said.