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NAACP prexy race heats up

The race for the presidency of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People has turned ugly.

So ugly, in fact, that the president of the NAACP’s California State Conference of Branches has asked a member of the org’s national board to preside over the upcoming election, set for Dec. 19.

“I took the action on Saturday to ensure that the election process will proceed according to our policies and guidelines,” said State Conference prexy Jose DeSosa. “I basically did it to eliminate any problems.”

The candidates for president of the local chapter are incumbent Sandra Evers-Manley, Jason Ross Azikiwe and Robert Davenport.

Azikiwe has charged that Evers-Manley is running an improper election, refusing to allow certain members to vote and using office phones to solicit member support, among other things.

Evers-Manley said she asked national officials to oversee the election. She said she has been receiving death threats in the weeks prior to the election.

DeSosa and national board member John Mance–who will oversee the election–said they were aware of Azikiwe’s charges but had not seen any improper actions on Evers-Manley’s part.

“I was at the meeting on Saturday and it was handled properly,” DeSosa said. “We will be investigating some charges, and if anything did occur, it will be reconciled.”

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