Citing irregularities, Tanzania has gone to court to block the federation’s August elections.
Tanzania Football Federation presidential candidate Elle Salehi has launched a campaign to raise sh 25 million as part of legal fees for a lawsuit filed in the High Court to block the August 8 election.
Salehi was among the candidates who were not cleared in the preliminary nomination process and to contest for the top TFF seat. He went to court for redressal of an action which he claimed was not carried out in accordance with the electoral procedure..
So far, Wallace Kria is the only candidate left after being cleared to run in the second round.
What has been said?
According to Muanaspoti, Saleha said, “This is not my case, this is not about me like Saleha.” Please help improve this article or section by expanding it.
“So far I have received Tsh15 million and I am glad that members of the public have pledged their support for this course.”
Before this campaign
Saleha is one of Kariha’s critics and, as an example, has called on the Election Board to launch a campaign outside the current window. Salehe claimed that the TFF president took advantage of the U-20 Premier League final between Metboa Sugar and Yanga to celebrate his candidacy.
At the event, held at the Chamazi Sports Complex outside Dar es Salaam in June, he alleged that some spectators were seen wearing T-shirts with campaign messages in support of Karya.
“Were it not for the election period, wearing such T-shirts would not have been a problem with them, but now we are campaigning for seats and thus it was a wrong move,” Saleha said.
“No open time has been announced for any campaign. If the disciplinary committee wants to serve justice, action should be taken against Kariya.”
Saleha hopes to persuade the court to block the election. However, Kariya could be declared the winner of the presidential race After the election, Vice-Chairman Benjamin Crome confirmed that there was no one left but the current election.