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[rpd] CO-CHAIRS AND AIS '21
yakmutd at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 2 08:15:08 UTC 2021
Unfortunately I can't read french. But I will find time to translate, so
that I can respond to you.
On Wed, Jun 2, 2021, 8:46 AM Arnaud AMELINA <amelnaud at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mon Cher Daniel,
> Courir ou Sauter, l'importance est d'arriver à la bonne destination, et
> avec ce qui s'est passé, je suis convaincu que nous y sommes arrivés, je
> dis encore félicitation à la communauté du PDP et bon courage dans leur
> mission au nouveaux co-chairs. Vous aimez le principe de vote dans le PDWG
> parce que facilement manipulable, non ? Et nous en avons eu les preuves à
> maintes reprises, nous sommes une communauté, du moins à ce que je pense,
> pas des antagonistes, ni moins des ennemis, alors pourquoi ne pouvons-nous
> pas nous entendre pour régler et faire avancer les choses en regardant
> l'intérêt de l'Afrique pas nos propres intérêts? Tu es le seul à toujours
> dire qu'on ne s'entend pas, que les gens sont égoïstes, qu'on est divisé,
> qu'il n'est pas possible d'obtenir un consensus entre nous, mais tout ce
> qui s'est passé ces derniers temps ta donné tort, alors résous toi à
> rejoindre le groupe, laisse tes intérêts personnels et cesses de soutenir
> les ennemis de l'Afrique. Merci pour ta compréhension. Si tu t'es senti
> offensé alors toutes mes excuses. Mais c'est ce que j'ai sur le coeur ce
> beau matin, suite à ton message que je viens de lire. Bonne journée à
> toutes et à tous.
> Le mar. 1 juin 2021 à 22:28, Daniel Yakmut via RPD <rpd at afrinic.net> a
> écrit :
>> 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”. *
>> *Legal Counsel*
>> Above is a quotation from the email sent by AFRINIC LC on 9th 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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