Kalkaba Expected To Fight To Salvage His Fast Fading Honour, Over Leak Of Damming Scandal

Kalkaba expected to fight to salvage his fast fading honour, over leak of damming scandal

The president of the Cameroon National Olympic Committee, Malboum Kalkaba may have decided to shelve his ambition to become President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA).

It is being speculated that he might instead launch a fight to salvage whatever honour is left of him.

This followed his crashing bid to unseat incumbent Cote d’Ivoire’s Lassana Palenfo after he was accused of violating the Olympic Movement ethics.

With the dimension the matter is assuming, it could raise further questions about his integrity at continuing to retain his leadership of his country’s NOC and Africa Athletics Confederation (AAC).

“If the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to which the matter has been referred indicts him; this is capable of raising questions about his continuing to head the AAC as well his membership of the executive committee of the IAAF,’’ a vastly experienced IOC source said.

It adds: “even if they fail to indict him, he will have an uphill task clearing his name, already damaged by the damming evidence already in the public domain’’.

The executive committee of ANOCA disqualified him from being a candidate for the election and imposed a suspension.

The committee added, however, that if he is cleared, he would require an Extra Ordinary General Assembly to be to be reeinstated in line with the Statutes of the IOC.

All these were for the leak of a letter with which in which he sought to collect a huge sum of money to “motivate’ high ranking NOC officials to vote for him.

In the letter, he had named many of the officials he would pay out the money to influence the eventual outcome of the polls result.

In addition, he was accused of involving the Cameroonian Government – which meddled in seeking to influence the election by going all out to write to virtually all the Governments of the 54 member-nations of ANOCA urging them to vote for their candidate – Kalkaba — in the election to swing votes.

The damming letter contained a correspondence dated Feb. 3, 2017 sent by the Secretary General of the office of Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon to the Minister of Finance of Cameroon requesting the him to “urgently make available the sum of 186 286 000 F CFA.

The equvalents are, (one hundred and eighty-six million two hundred and eighty-six thousand, in favour of the President of the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Cameroon (CNOSC)) distributed as follows:

1 Southern Africa………………………………………… 32 207 000 F CFA

2 Campaign in West Africa……………………………… 67 432 000 F CFA

3 Tour of North Africa…………………………………… 12 562 000 F CFA

4 ANOCA GA Central Africa…………………………….. 20 320 000 F CFA

5 GA Federations Commonwealth Africa……………… 25 200 000 F CFA.

He was said to have owned up to raising such a letter.

Meanwhile, the ranks of many of his earlier supporters were broken after many of the delegates received the correspondence disclosing names of those he was to motivate.

However, at the opening of the General Assembly, the matter was reserved for discussion later today.

Cameroon was one of the two NOCs that failed to be present at the opening at plenary when roll call was taken. ##

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