Big Bullets fans who intend to cause violence during the team’s Supporters Committee elections at the BAT Ground in Blantyre tomorrow should think twice because the team’s trustees have hired 45 police officers for tight security.
Bullets trustees’ general secretary Jim Kalua said yesterday they are not taking chances ahead of the polls that have two factions of supporters contesting for various positions such as chairperson, general secretary and treasurer.
“We will not tolerate any act of violence at the elections. This is why we have hired 45 police officers to provide maximum security at the venue of the polls,” Kalua said.
He added that as members of the Bullets family, there is no need for divisions among the fans after the elections, saying “those that will get the majority of the votes should be given chance to run the affairs of the committee freely.”
Meanwhile, Kalua said they have extended the deadline for paying nomination fees from Tuesday to today at 4pm.
“We have extended the deadline after some candidates complained that they could not get the money by January 28 because they were expected to receive salaries from their respective places of work on January 30. We do not want to prohibit anyone from contesting,” he said.
The Bullets trustees’ GS said the gates at the BAT Ground will be opened at 7am for fans to register and they will close them at 9am.
The Blantyre polls are expected to produce the team’s main supporters committee. The Lilongwe and Mzuzu committees are also set to hold polls tomorrow, but venues were not yet known as of yesterday.