The African Paralympic Committee gathered in Luanda ©APC

Leonel da Rocha Pinto has been re-elected as President of the African Paralympic Committee (APC).

The Angolan was the only candidate for the top role and was duly voted back in at the organisation's General Assembly in his home capital Luanda.

He has served in the role since 2010 and will now stay on for another four years.

Rocha Pinto will also be joined by a new Executive Board.

Hamid El Aouni of Morocco and Leon Fleiser of South Africa were elected as vice presidents from a six-horse race.

Henri Tago of Central African Republic, Agnes Oluoch of Kenya, Khaled Rgibi of Libya and Frank Thorpe of Nigeria were unsuccessful.

Cape Verde's Jose Rodrigo Bejarano beat Rwanda's Dominique Bizimana to the role of secretary general.

Leonel da Rocha Pinto, left, has been re-elected as APC President ©NPC Brazil
Leonel da Rocha Pinto, left, has been re-elected as APC President ©NPC Brazil

Antonio da Luz of Angola won a four-horse race for the role of treasurer, beating Tago, Bahiru Bezabih Giorgis of Ethiopia and Khaled Rgibi of Libya.

Representatives from four languages were also elected to the Board.

Uganda's Mpindi Bumali will represent English speakers with Leopold Gbnenou of Benin taking on the French role.

Algeria's Hachfa Mouhamed will represent Arabic with Elton Djon Costa Gonçalves of Cape Verde serving for Portuguese. 

Thirty-two African National Paralympic Committees attended in Luanda in all.

Various workshops were held alongside the elections, on governance, athlete pathways and competitions.