Can we get a clarification from staff whether the wording in this motion would 
permit or preclude electronic voting for the directors to be elected at the 
proposed SGMM?



> On Apr 11, 2018, at 06:10 , Jan Zorz Go6 <> wrote:
> Oh boy... Interesting AGMM awaits in Dakar, as it seems :)
> Cheers, Jan Žorž
> ---
> Sent from mobile phone, please excuse brevity and top-posting...
> On Apr 11, 2018, at 15:06, Andrew Alston < 
> <>> wrote:
> Hi Sander,
> Mark tabled the following motion (and has agreed to let me send this to the 
> community list on the phone just now) – this motion has also been accepted in 
> emails to the members list from the board 
> ---- From Mark’s email to the member list ----
> I have been watching the mailing lists where Sunday, whom I consider a 
> friend, has admitted to violating the NDA. He has stood down as chair but not 
> tendered his resignation. There was a Board Meeting last night according to 
> the mailing lists. The Board appear not to have ask Sunday to stand down 
> (there was no announcement along these lines, therefore I request the 
> following be tabled at upcoming AGMM in Dakar. As this is not a vote to 
> remove the directors, but rather to express the communities lack of 
> confidence in them, and to request their resignations, I request that this be 
> tabled as a standard resolution.
> Introduction:
> In 2014, the board of directors (I was a director at that time) passed a 
> resolution laying out the sanctions for NDA violations – that violations of 
> the NDA could be result in expulsion from the board of directors.  In 2014, 
> during a meeting in Tunis, that resolution was used to request, and 
> subsequently gain, the resignation of two members of the board of directors.
> During allegations made recently on an unrelated matter, it came to light 
> that the former chair of the board, Mr Sunday Folayan, wilfully and blatantly 
> shared information related directly to the company, with a junior member of 
> staff, and an admission in this regard was made to the community in an email 
> sent by Mr Folayan on the 16th of March 2018.
> It is my belief that the sharing of the information was a direct 
> contravention of the NDA – as well as a direct contravention of various 
> sections of the companies act relating to the duties and responsibilities of 
> a director.
> Since this time – there have been numerous calls for Mr Folayan to resign 
> from the board – something that as of now he has not done.  There have also 
> been numerous calls for the board to act against Mr. Folayan in this regard.  
> The board has failed to do this – and is acting outside of historic precedent 
> regarding similar violations.
> As such, it is my belief that the entire board is in violation of its duties 
> and of the trust of the community – the degree of that loss of confidence 
> will be tested by this motion as is proper procedure.
> It is also acknowledged that the board has the right to defy this motion and 
> continue to claim legitimacy under strict legal interpretation – hence – this 
> motion is phrased as a request – with the knowledge that should the board not 
> adhere to this request if this motion passes – they will lose all credibility 
> and the ability to claim legitimacy as representatives of the member base of 
> AfriNIC – irrespective of their legal standing.
> As a former Board member and the proposer of this resolution, I wish to state 
> that if this motion be passed and the request granted, I will not be standing 
> for any seat myself.
> With this in mind:
> The members of AfriNIC here by RESOLVE:
> To state that the members of AfriNIC have lost all confidence in the current 
> board of directors to act in the best interests of the company or its 
> registered, resource and associate members.
> To request the resignations of every member of the board of directors with 
> immediate effect
> To request that Viv Padayachee act as caretaker director with the sole 
> purpose of appointing a NomCOM and convening an SGMM at which a full election 
> will be held to appoint a new board of directors
> To elect a new board of directors by ballot at an SGMM within 90 days of 
> these proceedings – at which point directors elected will hold their 
> positions for the remainder of the specific term of the seat to which they 
> are appointed.
> ---- End of Mark’s email ----
> On 11/04/2018, 16:00, "Sander Steffann" <> wrote:
>     Hi,
>  Considering that the board is facing a tabled and accepted motion of no 
> confidence in Dakar – which has been accepted to the Agenda
>     Wait, what motion? I have seen the message from Sunday that he is 
> stepping down as chair, and I of course have seen the allegations. I haven't 
> seen a motion on this list though...
>     Cheers,
>     Sander
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