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

Sunday Folayan sfolayan at
Wed May 16 18:35:51 UTC 2012


On 05/16/2012 05:31 PM, Douglas Onyango wrote:
> McTim,
>> On 16 May 2012 15:49, McTim<dogwallah at>  wrote:
>> I would appreciate some feedback on Dr. Afolabi's candidacy.
>> Does anyone on the list know him and want to speak on his behalf?

Just curious .... Why should anyone speak on the candidate's behalf? He 
still has the time to address the community before election ... Nes Pas?

> I am equally curious here; I have no knowledge of this candidate and
> his aspiration to lead an esoteric community from the outside is
> definitely disconcerting.

I believe anyone can aspire. I believe everyone should be able to 
aspire. It is left for the community to choose who they want at anytime. 
I think we took the best decision in Tanzania, by deciding that "even if 
there is only one candidate, we still must choose and be allowed to 
choose out of that one candidate"  [paraphrasing mine]. If he is a 
candidate good enough for the community and his contributions to the 
policy development process is considered good enough, why would he not 
be voted for?

> IF Paulos chose to relinquish his seat as co-chair, this would put the
> PDPWG is a really precarious situation.

I think bridges should be crossed, if and when we get there. Perhaps 
holding the Board elections before the P-CC elections will help the 
community in this instance.


Does anything prevents this?


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