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[rpd] Sami's status as a co-chair

Wed Dec 5 20:12:25 UTC 2018

Dear all,
I would have wished to remain quite and keep watching things but it seams
sometimes it's better to talk.
The only reason why Sami's position is being challenged now is because he
took a deciosn that some people are not happy with and they now feel
cutting his head off is better.
This is just rediculus. Can we not separate issues and always have to
degenerate to this level.
This was exactly my point in Tunisia. We need personality change not a
change in policy cos some people would always want to have thier personal
interest protected against the collective interest.

On Tue, 4 Dec 2018, 17:50 Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at

> Hi All,
> I want to clarify something – to be very sure.
> If I am correct – there was no election of a PDP co-chair in Tunisia.  Can
> someone please confirm that?  Because if there was no election – we only
> have ONE chair at the moment – and Sami’s status as a co-chair has lapsed
> and he cannot adjudicate on consensus.
> I say this – because in Dakar – and for those of you that were not there,
> please see at about 13
> minutes in, Sami’s position was granted as interim only – and only for the
> following 6 months until the next PDP.
> So – unless there was an election called – and video evidence of this –
> Sami is no longer eligible to act in the position of co-chair – since his
> mandate was not granted by this community on the floor of a meeting, and as
> per the legal counsel at the Dakar meeting – any position into which Sami
> entered – was only valid until the November meeting, and the co-chair goes
> on, on record on the microphone to further state that Sami was only
> appointed “Until the next PDP meeting”
> Sami – on that note, thank you for your service as the interim co-chair
> over the preceeding 6 months.
> Andrew
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