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[rpd] A New Dawn

Binta lesauveur lesauveurb at
Fri Jun 21 19:55:06 UTC 2019


did you confuse your diary and the mailing list? since when is it
acceptable to call out people (by names) for not voting for oneself?

if you truly want to change things, you have not started on the right note

board members, i urge you to educate your new pdp cochairs

Le ven. 21 juin 2019, à 16 h 39, ABDULKARIM AYOPO OLOYEDE <
oloyede.aa at> a écrit :

> Dear all,
> Let me start by saying a *BIG* Thank you to everyone in the community,
> including those who voted for me, against me and those who put themselves
> forward to serve this great community. The elections have come and gone
> however the community remains.  It was a great joy for me to see that a lot
> of us wanted to serve this community. It is just unfortunately that only
> two of us can emerge as Chairs.  I am willing to work with all others,
> including fellow contestants to bring stability to our community (Moses
> also told me this). It is our community, and we all must be involved in the
> policy process. I have personally spoken to all contestants that were
> onsite, and I hope to do same with others in the next few days.
> More importantly, I also want to clarify a comment I made during the
> session on how to improve our policy development process. It was pointed
> out to me that some misunderstood me.  I did not mean anything negative,
> but I was only trying to point out that we (Africans) need to take into
> consideration the fact that we are communicating in a language that is not
> ours and therefore, we need to define things better to avoid a
> loss-in-translation. I thank one of my mentors Mr Tijani Ben Jemaa, who
> pointed this out to me. Apologies to those who felt offended by my
> comment. I would ensure I choose my words better next time.
> *Moving on, *
> I want to say this again
> "I belong to everyone, and at the same time I belong to No one."
> As a Co-chair I promise to ensure that we (co-Chairs) are fair, firm and
> maintain the rules. I would ensure that we(co-chairs) listen to all sides
> and apply the rules as appropriate without fear or favour from any
> community. I would also try as much as possible not to allow my personal
> opinion(s) to influence any of my judgement. I would ensure that we follow
> the code of conduct and enforce it.  Personal attacks would NEVER be
> tolerated, and we would take appropriate decisions/actions based on the
> rules on whoever attempt to break these rules.
> I would also ensure that we (Co-chairs) update the community periodically
> as I have spoken to Moses, that we should try to do some few things
> differently to build on the gains of the past co-chairs because we live in
> a dynamic environment and need to continue to adapt to meet up with the
> current realities.
>  I would also ensure we operate an open-door policy and build trust from
> all stakeholders within the community and we would expect the same from the
> community. Please, as we go along remember we (co-chair) are humans, we
> would make mistakes, but we would ensure that we learn and improve as we go
> along.
> I must acknowledge the fact that both of us (Co-chairs) have few years of
> AFRINIC PDP experience between us but we would take this as part of our
> strengths and hope this would help heal some of the wounds within the
> community. Therefore, we would only look at the good history books and
> leave out the not too good ones. In this spirit, I would be proposing to
> Moses that we do not revisit the issue of an anonymous person sending
> emails (on rpd list) to course disunity within the community. I would
> propose to him and the community that if the email stops, then the issue
> should be forgotten among other issues that have divided this community. I
> beg us all in the name of God Almighty, let us reconcile our differences
> pick all the proposed policies again and see how we can accommodate each
> other. Let us drop the ones that we can drop (if possible) and improve on
> the ones that requires improvements.  The sky is wide enough to accommodate
> us all. No one would live in this world forever, but our actions and
> inactions would be remembered when we are long gone. I would ensure that we
> (Co-chairs) seek advice as appropriate and also ensure we carry everyone
> along. Please give us a chance and give us time to come up to speed with
> things.
>   A painful moment for me during the build up to this election is the fact
> that I had to look at two "friends" in the face and I told them how unhappy
> I was with some of their actions. I wish I could keep to myself what I
> discovered cos they have the right to support whoever they wanted too.
> “Humans don’t give power or victory, they come only from God”. Sarah and
> Caleb, I am willing and ready to work with you both in any capacity I find
> myself and I have forgiving whatever wrong I discovered you did to me and I
> hope you do same if you feel offended with any of my actions. God is the
> only Judge that can never be wrong. I have never and would never wish any
> “bad thing” to befall anyone talk-less of someone I see as a friend. I hope
> we reevaluate ourselves and make amends.  I decided to say this publicly
> because I hope it would help bring about a reconciliation process. I hope
> you see it this way and let us move on together. I cannot strive in a
> hostile environment and the only reason I decided to run for this position
> is because I want to bring about a change to some things and improve our
> process while building a resilient system. By the special grace of God, I
> have achieved few things in life, I am ‘kind off’ comfortable with where I
> am and in my last count, I have travelled to over 40 countries across the
> world. Hence, I hope we all understand that I only want to attempt to
> rebuildA this community where necessary with little or no personal gains. I
> promise to dedicate as much time as I can to this work.
>  I would also like to thank Dewole and Sami for doing a fantastic job in a
> very difficult situation. I would ensure that we (co-chairs) keep
> consulting with them as appropriate from time to time.
> In the next few days, we would ensure that we update the community on the
> proposal that we have on the table.
> Finally, I hope this New dawn leads to a brighter day.
> I thank you all and apologies for this long email.
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