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

Chevalier du Borg virtual.borg at gmail.com
Thu May 17 12:43:19 UTC 2018

So let us examine what happen

a) The two current membre of board had no competition
b) Less than 1/3 of membership vote in the election
c) The clear winner is "None of the Above"

I see two problem

Point (b) say that: most member do not care
Point (c) clearly send a message: all those that were candidate are not
good enough.  Add to point (a) and we see that there is a very very very
BIG problem.

These attempt to ignore message of (c) will in long term will DESTROY
governance in this organisation.

I can see why people vote "None of the above" --- just listen to the
campaign speech of all the candidate was so DISAPPOINTING!

If this bottom-up process is not going to work, maybe we should hand this
thing over to African Union and government to run.  All this drama may stop.

Dear board, dear CEO, every crise is an opportunity, for greatness or more
rubbish. Do not waist this crisis.

Le jeu. 17 mai 2018 à 15:44, Paul McMaster via Community-Discuss <
community-discuss at afrinic.net> a écrit :

> "none of the above" is there for a reason, it in itself is an entity. If
> it was not there what would the purpose of voting be if I did not agree
> with any of the candidates?
> It in its self is a "candidate" and it won.
> It is there for a real reason and is perfectly democratic. How else would
> you vote for change if you did not agree with any of the candidates, not
> voting is not an option.
> On 17 May 2018 at 13:32, Noah <noah at neo.co.tz> wrote:
>> On Thu, 17 May 2018, 12:15 p.m. Mark Elkins, <mje at posix.co.za> wrote:
>>> I disagree with your first paragraph. I was a Board Member when "None of
>>> the Above" was introduced. I was also often on NomCom. The simple idea
>>> behind "None of the Above" is simply that - None of the above - that's
>>> everyone (natural persons) listed on that ballot. It's not just for the
>>> case where there is only one name on the ballot.
>> Elkins,
>> I acknowledge your experience but for this one, I beg to differ because
>> the text in the bylaws is very crystal clear.
>> This is a mistake imho and more clarification is sought as we cant deny a
>> candidate the win based on precidence yet the rules say otherwise.
>> May we get the opinion of legal as his clarification is important.
>> Cheers,
>> Noah
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