The defeated candidate in the recent Donegal Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) election of a new chair is calling for the result of the vote to be declared null and void.
“I am also calling for the entire election process to be re-run,” said Peter Lynch, who farms near Newtowncunningham.
Mr Lynch (main pic on right) is a former county vice-chair and has represented Donegal on the IFA’s national Grain Committee for a number of years.
He told Agriland that fundamental IFA rules were broken in the run-up to the election.
According to Lynch, the IFA’s national treasurer and returning officer, Martin Stapleton, was made aware of these concerns some days before the election was due to take place.
However, the event proceeded in Letterkenny – as initially scheduled – on Tuesday, February 7, and Joe Sweeney was elected chair.
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