The ousted president of the Dominica Amateur Basketball Association (DABA), Dunstan “Maggie” Peters plans to continue his advocacy and work to improve sports on the island.
Peters, who was elected to lead basketball on the island in 2019, lost a vote of no-confidence motion which was tabled against him on Thursday, 21st October 2021 at a special meeting via the Zoom platform.
According to Peters, his removal from office was well orchestrated and likened to a coup.
“Well, I am actually quite pleased with what happened, especially the way it happened. They campaigned and rallied the majority of the teams to ask for my resignation. I refused since I felt that I had done nothing wrong based on the DABA’s constitution and that of the country as well. They were able to convince the majority to support the vote of no confidence in my governance,” he argued.
At the meeting, a total of 15 teams voted to oust Peters, with a few abstentions. Despite no longer being at the helm, Peters has vowed to continue working to see sports develop.
“I am going to continue to do what I have been doing. That is pushing to help the youths to realize their dreams through sports. This will be done by providing opportunities for them,” the director of 767 Sports added.
Peter Ricketts, former 1st vice president, and Jerry Williams, former secretary, who resigned during the presidency of Peters due to differences, were returned to executive positions.
Rickets was appointed as the interim president while Williams was appointed as interim secretary. Former national player, Donnie Robinson was appointed as the 1st vice president.
Meanwhile, Ricketts extended thanks to the former president, Peters, for his hard work and sacrifice and looks forward to working with him to continue to develop the sport of basketball on the island.