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Daniel Yakmut yakmutd at
Tue Jun 1 22:24:23 UTC 2021

Dear All,

This was what I had warned us about. Attempting to force the nomination
of the co-chairs on permanent basis will not hold water. That was why I
was advocating that we make whatever we were doing regarding the
co-chairs without election must be temporary.

Truly, we have a petition against the Co-Chairs eligibility to continue
to manage the PWDG. The petition should have put things on hold, but we
carried on as if nothing.

I want to suggest that we need to pause here and address the concerns.
Else we will be acting contrary to our believes of openness and

" We have refused to run but chose to jump"



On 30/05/2021 12:25 am, Emem William wrote:


> Dear AFRINIC Board, CEO, LC and RPD Community,


> *“Consequently, the PDWG is hereby informed and advised that it is a

> matter of sound and settled legal principle that, pending the outcome

> of the Appeal Committee proceedings, it (PDWG) refrains from

> entertaining any request emanating from the relevant co-authors of the

> said policy proposals for further amending these proposals on the

> legal principle of /pendente lite/. It is also my considered view that

> any attempt in the meantime by the latter to submit a newly purported

> version of their policy proposal will be inadmissible (non-receivable)

> in law”. *


> *Ashok.B.Radhakissoon.*


> *Legal Counsel*


> Above is a quotation from the email sent by AFRINIC LC on 9^th  of Dec

> 2020. Going by his fact (supported by the CEO and Liaison officer) and

> the fact that we submitted an appeal against the minority declaration

> of consensus on the position of Co-chairs recently, we would like to

> state that we currently have no co-chairs and I wonder why some

> individuals are parading themselves as the Co-chairs for this WG.


>  Let me be clear that until the determination of the appeal and until

> we exhaust all legal means, AFRINIC Liaison staff are to be

> coordinating the WG as the consensus declaration is “inadmissible”.

>   This is also because this was the last consensus we had on this

> issue. I do not want to believe and would not agree that some

> impostors would sit as co-chairs during the forthcoming policy

> sessions during AIS '21. I want to believe that the two gentlemen are

> just helping staff and would not be parading themselves as Co-chairs. 

> I hope the CEO and staff would note this to prevent a situation where

> we would have to begin this argument throughout the meeting.


> I am also surprised that Liaison staff and NOMCOM did not seek

> nomination for the position of Co-chairs. It is no longer news that

> one of the co-chairs we unanimously elected in Uganda for a two-year

> team should be finishing his tenure during AIS-21. Therefore, we are

> supposed to be having an election during this meeting. To my surprise,

> up till now, we don’t have a call for nomination rather we have two

> people illegally calling themselves Co-Chairs without been elected by

> the community.


> I hope the CEO and LC would respond to my email before the meeting

> next week so that we don’t find our having to spend all the time

> during the policy session during the AIS on this issue.


> As a way forward, for us to spend our time discussing policies and not

> this issue during the upcoming AIS and to avoid wasting our precious

> time, I would suggest that we rectify the situation now and ask NOMCOM

> to call for nomination so that we can move forward. The Co-chair can

> be elected at the beginning of the meeting. I am sure we can reach a

> consensus on this and I would be ready to help coordinate this if

> liaison staff would be too busy preparing for the meeting.


> Thank you !


> Best regards,

> Emem William



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