Members of the local cycling governing body, Ferwacy, have voted Samson Ndayishimiye as their new leader for the next two years.
The elections took place during the federation’s extraordinary assembly on Sunday, marking a significant moment for the cycling community.
This leadership position has been vacant following a string of resignations by some high-ranking officials, which unfolded at the cycling house over the past two months. However, with the successful election of Samson Ndayishimiye, Ferwacy looks set to embark on a new chapter under his guidance.
Ndayishimiye, who run unopposed for the top position, won the elections after collecting 8 votes from 12 members who were eligible voted. He passed the elections in the second round after he could only get 6 votes in the first round, which were not enough to win the elections.
He now succeeds Abdallah Murenzi who resigned from the position in August.
Ndayishimiye’s name has attracted the attention of cycling enthusiasts since they found him on the provisional list of candidates vying various positions in the federation’s Executive committee considering that he has never served the sport before.
Meanwhile, Valentin Bigango was voted as first vice president while Arlette Ruyonza was voted as Secretary General replacing Benoit Munyankindi who left the position in August following his arrest on charges of favouritism and forgery. Daniel Katabarwa was voted as treasurer of the federation.