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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom and Election committees

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Tue May 22 14:06:49 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 1:46 PM, ALAIN AINA <aalain at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> One  improvement suggested during the meeting is to have two separate
> committees for the elections:
> 1- Nomination Committee tasked to look for candidates and evaluate them
> with community inputs

Yes and all nominations should be done prior to election and any candidate
that has passed this window should be deem fit to contest, there should be
no reason why he/she be removed from contesting at the day of election.
This will mean that before the election (say 1 month) the committee will
have released their nominees and call for public comment. Any comment that
comes in within this period should affect the conclusive report of the
committee while any comment that comes after should not (apart from comment
that has to do with withdrawal from the contestants OR other related issues
but all this should come from the individual contestant not from the

> 2- Election Committee tasked to run the elections
> Yes they should harvest the final output of the nomination committee(after
the nomination committee release their conclusive report) and then publish
it and start the election process. This is when the contestants can be
asked question related to the seat they are contesting for....etc at this
point it should not be allowed to disqualify an aspirant based on his
qualification instead he/she should contest for the position and the
community vote should disqualify the person. I felt bad when such happened
in the last election and for me i think it can also be embarrassing to the
aspirant (I don't have any special interest in the example i used)

This will  be posted  as comment for the bylaws review and i hope you will
> all  post your  comments before the end of the comment period which is
>  june 8th 2012.
> Thanks
> --Alain_______________________________________________
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*Seun Ojedeji,
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