Quashie seeks injunction ahead of planned ABFA election

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Barred Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) election candidate, Lennie Quashie, said he will seek to stop the pending ABFA elections by way of an injunction should the body’s Ad Hoc Election Committee not re-instate him as a vice president contender.

According to the former national and Empire player, he was forced into taking the current route after other attempts to have the decision overturned proved futile.

“If he hasn’t done so already, that is my legal representative, during the course of the day [Thursday], he will be filing an injunction in the courts of Antigua and Barbuda to stop, to prevent, to postpone or whatever you want to use, the election of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association executive committee scheduled for Monday the 22nd [May] at Multipurpose at 6:30 pm,” he said.

Quashie was set to contest the election as part of the Keithroy Black slate and has said he has the backing of all the members of his team as he pursues the matter in the court.

He was stopped in his bid to become a candidate after the committee ruled him ineligible based on his decision to not submit a recent police record and a copy of his passport bio page.

The former midfielder is confident he will be successful in his bid to have the decision overturned.

“Having read thoroughly, the statutes as well as the electoral regulations and having also consulted with others, I realized there is really no requirement of such and we also know that several years ago, this was also an issue and we know how that ended,” Quashie said.

“I responded in writing to Mr. Gordon Derrick and accepted my nomination from the Tryum Football Club but I also advised him that his request for me to submit a police record and my [passport] bio page is not supported by the article 34 which he quoted,” Quashie added.

The ABFA election is slated for Monday, May 22, at the Multipurpose & Exhibition Cultural Centre at Perry Bay.