[Community-Discuss] Faulty result for Western Africa in AfriNIC AGMM Elections

Boubakar Barry Boubakar.Barry at wacren.net
Thu May 17 10:04:14 UTC 2018

Hello Board and Legal Counsel,

Good that Omo spotted this.

It’s a matter of applying the board election process adopted by the board
according to section 13.2 of the bylaws.

https://afrinic.net/en/community/elections/bod-election/process describes
the process and section 9 spells out how to interpret the results in the
case there are more than one candidate and in the case there is only one
candidate. These two cases are addressed separately and differently.

It’s important to hear from the Board and the Legal Counsel, as the
elections can be challenged.

Please advise.



On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 5:24 PM, Omo Oaiya <Omo.Oaiya at wacren.net> wrote:

> Greetings All,
> I am looking at the BoD election process and it seems to me that the
> recent e-mail from the Board Chair seeking nominations for vacant seats
> should not be extended to Western Africa.
> The particular clause I am referring to is in 9.2 -
> https://afrinic.net/en/community/elections/bod-election/process
>    -
>    Elections will be closed as soon as the last member or proxy present
>    in the meeting room casts his/her vote. Candidates with the highest number
>    of votes in each category will be declared winners
> I see from the list for West Africa that the candidate with the highest
> number of votes should have been declared winner and this is Dr Ousmane
> Tessa.  (btw, Dr Adewale Adedokun needs his name spelt correctly)
> *Western Africa - Seat 2*
> Dr Adelawe Abedekon - 43
> Dr Ousmane Moussa Tessa - 56
> None of the above - 78
> *Result: The seat is vacant*
> The results from the other regions are valid and supported by the
> following clause as they had one candidate.
>    - All open positions shall be subject to an election process even if
>       there is only one candidate. In that event, if the option [none of the
>       above] got more votes than the only candidate, then the seat shall be
>       considered vacant and the Board will be requested to apply provisions of
>       the Bylaws to temporarily fill the vacant seat.
> Can AfriNIC and the nomcom please clarify?   We should not deprive Dr
> Tessa of a rightful win …. especially in the circumstances we find
> ourselves.
> Omo
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