Turbulent times are expected at Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak as the club’s board chairman Togbe Afede XIV readies to wedge the axe on supporters’ representative Elvis Hermann Hesse Junior, Nimdee FM have reported.
The relationship between the two personalities on the club’s board keeps worsening by the day and the most powerful man within the club’s hierarchy has decided to yank the outspoken supporters leader from his berth as a board member.
The intention, if carried out, could court widespread disaffection and opposition from the supporters rank and file to the board.
Richard Ntow Gyan, a broadcast journalist with impeccable sources within Hearts of Oak, revealed on Nimdee FM that the pair clashed over the report of the committee set up to investigate the bribery and corruption allegation which was levelled against board member Alhaji Brimah Akanbi.
According to insider sources the board chairman and Elvis exchanged words soaked in furor and anguish during a heated argument over the content and recommendations of the report with Elvis suggesting the board chairman interfered in the investigation process.
In April the board of the club constituted a 3-member committee chaired by Ivy Heward-Mills to look into allegations levelled against one of their own. The report however exonerated the subject of the investigations of any wrongdoing.
The Hearts of Oak supporters front hold a contrary opinion on the matter and believe Alhaji didn’t conduct himself well as a board member and want him removed from his directorship position.
Meanwhile Elvis represents the supporters on the board and opted for the option of speaking their view during a board meeting but his position on the matter led to a head-on-frontal clash with that of the board chairman leading to a little ranchor and chaos during the session.
According to Nimdee FM’s Filla Time Togbe Afede XIV plans to make the declaration when the board conveys its next meeting.
The decision is expected to court widespread disaffection and opposition for the club’s hierarchy from the supporters rank and file as they feel they would be robbed off their rightful representation and expression at the decision-making table.
Togbe Afede XIV is the majority shareholder at Hearts of Oak after purchasing 69% of the 20% shares which was floated a decade ago.
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