Patrick John accepts Jack Warner’s resignation; open to contest the elections for presidency

first_img 164 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Patrick John accepts Jack Warner’s resignation; open to contest the elections for presidency by: – June 22, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Tweet President of the Dominica Football Association Mr. Patrick John. President of the Dominica Football Association, Mr Patrick John has hinted his possible intentions to run for the presidency of the International Football Federation (FIFA), with the recent resignation of Austin Jack Warner.Warner reportedly resigned from his post in international football immediately, according to a brief statement from FIFA.Mr John says the Dominica Football Association has been an ally of Jack Warner for many years, and will continue to liaise with him for advice and counsel.‘If its open, my name is in there. But for another post on the board, I would go for that. Because I would rather see that the guys who have been with Jack building the Caribbean, let them be in the forefront. If they leave it open, then Patrick John jumps in. If they don’t leave it open, then I seek a position on the board’, says John.The world governing body for football said Warner’s resignation has been accepted, acknowledging his contribution to international football and to Caribbean football and in particular the CONCACAF Confederation.Mr John says in Dominica, Mr Warner has left his mark with the advent of the Football House Building and the FIFA Goal 2 project.‘This building was the first success, the Football house located here in Bath Estate. And when that project was successful, we had no problems when we applied for the second goal project. Even before we had plans settled, we just had an idea, we brought it to Jack, he said its approved. One of the things that Jack was really into was the welfare of the smaller countries’, says John.Mr John had some words to leave with Mr Warner, on his resignation.‘I would just like to tell him that he has been my friend and we will continue to be friends. I respect his decision to pull out from the football arena, but as a member of CONCACAF and CFU, I will still be in touch with him. I will continue to get his assistance and expertise in moving Dominica forward, as it relates to football,’ John concluded.The resignation was prompted by an allegation against the 67-year-old football supremo that he and former FIFA Presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam had offered us$40 000 to national associations of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU).It is alleged that the moneys were paid to the CFU members in return for their votes in the FIFA Presidential Election on June 1st.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Candidates Rush To File For May Primary

first_imgLocal clerk’s offices have remained busy since the start of filing season. Political candidates have had over a week to file for the primary election in May.Several offices are up for election at the local and state level this year. The final day to file for political office is Friday, Feb. 7. As of Thursday morning, here is a list of candidates that have filed for office:Franklin CountyClerk of Circuit Court – Karla Bauman (R)Auditor – Stephen Brack (R)Assessor – Sharon Halcomb (D)County Commissioner – Scott McDonough (R)County Council District 1– Joe Sizemore (R)County Council District 3 – Jeff Koch (R)County Council District 4 – Carroll Lanning (D)Brookville Town Council Ward 2– Darrel Flashpohler (D)Sheriff – Kenneth Murphy (R);  Barry Bischoff (R);  John Roberts Jr. (R)Delegate: Charles RatzFor township trustees, Delbert Spurlock filed for Laurel and Sue Waechter filed for Ray Township. Three have filed so far for Democratic party precinct committeemen including, Bess Edwards, Brookville 1; Karen Hodapp, Fairfield; and Delbert Spurlock, Laurel.Ripley CountyAs of Thursday morning, 26 people have  officially filed for office:Auditor- Bill Wagner (R)Assessor – Shawna Bushhorn (R)County Commissioner – Bill Flannery (R); Robert Linville (R)County Council – Ron Decker (R); Dephane Smith (R); William DramannOsgood Council – Linda Krinop (R); Norman Kappes (D)Sheriff – Jeff Cumberworth (R); Tim Sutton (D); Joe Mann (R); Josh Thompson (R)Surveyor – Jeff French (R)Delegates: Ginger Bradford, William Bradford, Sue French, Jeff French.For trustees, Cynthia Melton for Otter Creek and Ray Tucker for Otter Creek advisory board; Donna Linville filed for Center Township; and Janice Linkmeyer, Edwena Matthews and Kenneth Copeland filed for Brown Township. For precinct committeemen, Alberta Doll and David Chandler filed for Democrats.Those running for judge, prosecutor,  state senator or representative must file through the state of Indiana. Ryan King filed for Ripley County Circuit Judge and Ric Hertel filed for Ripley County Prosecutor. In addition, Randy Frye filed to run for another term as District 67 State Representative. Rising Sun Attorney Lane Siekman is also seeking a Democratic nomination to the 6th Congressional District currently held by Republican Luke Messer.last_img read more