Sieglinde Ivo, from Austria, was elected leader of the INF in 2008Facebook

Cracks begin to show in the world of nudism as senior British naturists bid to strip the Austrian boss of their world federation of her job amid accusations of over-spending and nepotism

Members of the official naturism body for the UK, British Naturism, have called for the president of the International Naturism Federation (INF) to step down from the post in a letter drafted by lawyers.

Sieglinde Ivo, from Austria, was elected leader of the INF in 2008 however nudist organisations from across the world, including the UK, voted to oust her from the position with a narrow majority in a secret ballot last November.

Sieglinde Ivo, from Austria, was elected leader of the INF in 2008Facebook
Sieglinde Ivo, from Austria, was elected leader of the INF in 2008
Armand Jamier, the President of the French naturist association, has been selected to take her Ivo's place as presidentFacebook
Armand Jamier, the President of the French naturist association, has been selected to take her Ivo’s place as president

Ivo is accused of spending more than £80,000 to move INF’s offices from its longstanding headquarters in Belgium to an office close to her home in the small Austrian town of Horsching, and employing it with members of her own family.

She is also said to have not done enough to promote naturism to a wider audience during her tenure.

Since the vote Ivo has refused to step down, citing procedural errors with the election, and now Britain nudists are considering pulling out of the INF in revolt.

In an open letter to Evo, seen by the Sunday Telegraph, the British run Naturist Action Group accused her of damaging the image of naturism.

In the letter Reg Barlow, chairman of the group, said: ‘The result of the election at the 2016 World Congress was clear; the majority of member federations are not satisfied with your leadership.

‘By clinging on to power in this manner, you will have achieved nothing but make the INF look ridiculous.’ Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

26 August, 2017, 5:30 pm

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