The International Athletics body also stated that they were informed by the board of the SLAA that they did conduct their elective General Assembly on 15th December 2015 and that the President, Abdul Karim Sesay was re-elected.
“We were informed by the outgoing board of the SLAA that they had conducted their elective General Assembly on 15th December 2015 and that President, Abdul Karim Sesay was re-elected.
“The IAAF considers all Member Federations to be autonomous and according to their constitution, they should convene & conduct their General Assemblies (Ordinary or Elective),” the IAAF Governance, Member & International Relations said.
The latest correspondence from the IAAF is seen as another message to the Sports Ministry and the National Sports Council (NSC) who after an October 11th 2016 elective congress opted to recognize the Martin Bangura led administration as the SLAA executive. Such development has left the country with two SLAA Administrative bodies; The Martin Bangura Executive recognized by the Sports Ministry and the NSC and the Karim Sesay administration accepted by the IAAF.
Meanwhile, the ongoing turmoil has left Sierra Leonean athletes in limbo to compete in international tournaments sanctioned by the IAAF but the world governing body has allayed the fears of athletes indicating that “Sierra Leonean athletes will be allowed to compete if they meet the qualification standards and they are entered by the Federation Executive currently recognized by the IAAF,” they stated which is the Abdul Karim Sesay Administration.