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[AfriNIC-rpd] Public Comments on the PDWG Co-Chair Candidate

Dr Paulos Nyirenda paulos at
Sat May 5 19:37:29 UTC 2012


Eligibility is clear then, and everyone agrees, the AfriNIC election rules do not bar an
AfriNIC Board member who chooses to run for a PDWG co-chair election and neither do they
bar a PDWG co-chair to run for a Board position if one chooses to do so.


Dr Paulos Nyirenda
Malawi .mw ccTLD and NIC.MW 

On Fri, 04 May 2012 10:02:26 -0700, SM wrote
> Hi Paulos,
> At 02:54 04-05-2012, Dr Paulos Nyirenda wrote:
> >The clarification from Ashok seems to say that you are not barred 
> >from contesting for the
> >position if you satisfy eligibilty for the election but that you 
> >cannot hold both, once
> >you are elected. So you will be required to resign from one of them.
> [snip]
> >Those that seek and go through the election process need to satisfy 
> >eligibility
> >requirements which I see are very clear in AfriNIC. Once eligibility 
> >is satisfied, it
> >would be unfair to bar a candidate seeking to move up or down based 
> >on any other
> >criteria.
> Douglas Onyango commented about the election procedures.  The 
> eligibility requirements for an AfriNIC Board of Director or for a 
> PDWG Chair do not bar a candidate from taking both positions.  The 
> rules published by the Nominations and Elections Committee do not bar 
> the candidate either.  This is an unusual case.
> The clarification from Ashok only says that: "good governance warrant 
> that a Director may not be the chair of the PDWG".  That is why I 
> asked for a clarification by asking the following question:
>    "If I am part of the Board of Directors, for example, can I be elected
>     as Chair of the PDWG?"
> I would be grateful if Ashok could clarify that.
> Regards,
> -sm

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