[Community-Discuss] [members-discuss] AFRINIC Board Representative to the NRO NC/ASO AC

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 19:16:12 UTC 2016

On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Walubengo J <jwalu at yahoo.com> wrote:
> @Muthili,
> ..rejection?
> I do not remember AfriNIC elections being held  to reject anyone. The vote
> is always held to elect not reject candidates who have shown the willingness
> to serve on volunteer basis.

A vote is held to elect. You may sugarcoat anyway you want but the one
not elected got rejected. Or refused or ignored whatever word you
please. And there usually are reasons why someone gets voted in, and
why someone else doesn't. That is why there was a vote.

> Not winning is not the same as being rejected.

Of course it is the same if there was a vote.

> Last time I checked very
> useful members of community were not elected in the recent past but continue
> to engage positively.

Without a doubt.

> Alain A, Badru, Paulos  never made it back to the Board.  I did not know
> that, that meant community had rejected them.

Of course it means members rejected them.

> Maybe  we change our bylaws to
> reflect this new reasoning?

If the community voted Fiona out of a role, this was obvious they did
not want her in.

If board on the other hand have reinstated her to the same role that
the community did not want her in, interpret it the way you wish but
this is a sign of something not right on the board part. In the 50
something countries on our continent, nobody else, other than a person
voted out, could come in to serve the same role?

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