The International Boxing Association (IBA) is pleased to announce that the Boxing Independent Integrity Unit (BIIU) – Nomination Unit has concluded that the following four AFBC Presidential candidates have met the requirements of Articles 27.6, 27.7 and 27.8 of the IBA Constitution and that they are eligible for the AFBC Presidential Election.
The Nomination Unit has reviewed the application documents submitted by the candidates and reports submitted by the independent vetting firm.
The election is scheduled for 13 October 2023, during the AFBC Extraordinary Congress in Durban, South Africa. The candidates, listed in alphabetical order, are:
1. Berhanu Eyassu Wossen
2. El Kabbouri Mohamed
3. Mendouga Bertrand Magloire Roland
4. Omo-Agege Siena Azania
Additionally, two other candidates, Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo and Moses Muhangi, are still undergoing vetting checks by the BIIU Nomination Unit. The national federations and the candidates will be informed of any updates or changes regarding their eligibility for the elections.
The Boxing Independent Integrity Unit (BIIU) is the operationally independent unit, in charge of dealing with all ethical and disciplinary issues (including issues related to conflicts of interest), as well as conducting eligibility checks and selecting candidates for elections and providing education and development services. The BIIU operates in accordance with Boxing Independent Integrity Unit Rules, approved by the IBA Board of Directors on 23 September 2022.