[AFRI-Discuss] Finalizing Individual Membership Recommendation
remmyn at gmail.com
Sun Jul 16 23:04:12 UTC 2017
If the membership will not offer voting rights, why and why exactly is this
line of thought being proposed, it may steer somewhat controversy in the
near I hope we are not setting a time bomb by this proposal.
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On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 11:39 PM, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com>
> Hello Pastor Peters,
> Just to clarify, the rights of individual membership does not extend to
> voting and serving in AFRALO leadership position. Only ALSes have rights
> for that.
> The URL earlier shared by the Chair contains the rights of individual. I
> am pasting it below for easy access:
> I also like to state categorically that this isn't a coup in any way.
> Anyone who has been following the AtLarge review developments knows that
> individual membership was a requirement that ALL the 5 RALOs must
> implement. Most importantly as well is that we as ALSes have nothing to
> loose by including such membership especially considering how the rights
> has been so minimally defined. (I actually hope that we look at adding more
> rights to them in future when next we review it in 2019).
> As to the votes, while I have no problem with voting, we work by consensus
> as much as possible hence considering this is not a highly contentious
> issue(should not be and am surprised with how Pastor Peters have taken it),
> I think the Chair made a good decision by doing a consensus check instead.
> Sent from my mobile
> Kindly excuse brevity and typos
> On Jul 16, 2017 11:14 PM, "Peters Omoragbon" <petersomoragbon at gmail.com>
>> Dear All,
>> I believe it is right for us to be very conscientious in all our dealings
>> for posterity.
>> I suspect a form of collusion here and attempts by some vested powers to
>> push the individual membership down the throats of AFRALO even when their
>> values to AFRALO has yet to be fully explained and accepted by the GA.
>> At the Conference call, did the house direct Mr. Aziz to call for a vote
>> on this particular subject? If no, why would Mr. Aziz use his office to
>> want to stampede us into taking a decision in a hurry?
>> I have raised a fundamental issue that borders on legitimacy by asking
>> the Chairman to inform the house where and when the ALAC took the decision
>> giving us the ultimatum? Since when has ALAC been directing RALOS to adopt
>> rules of procedures even when it is detrimental to the collective interest
>> of the entire group?
>> This is the game plan: The issue of tenure which has generated some level
>> of interest amongst members may at the long run disadvantaged some members
>> that have always occupied one position or the other in AFRALO and others
>> who want to also copy and act in like manner. And their ALS may also not be
>> ready to continue to support their representation at AFRALO as they may
>> want to elect new officers.
>> As a result, these same set of individuals wants to rush the Individual
>> membership as a ploy to ensure their continued relevance and calling the
>> shots in AFRALO through this medium. This is controlling AFRALO by proxy.
>> I cherish experience in anything we do but I am opposed to the
>> sit-tight-syndrome that has become the bane of African leaders in every
>> ramification. Coupled with this is the Praise singers syndrome so as to
>> curry favour of the Cabal within AFRALO. This cannot be allowed.
>> We have to first agree to a vote before mandating the Chairman to call
>> for same. It is not the Chairman nor any elected official that dictate to
>> the House, it is the house that should ask the chairman.
>> This call is premature, irrespective of the number of people that are
>> rushing to support the proposal-which to me is premeditated.
>> The big question is: WHEN WAS IT DECIDED THAT THE CHAIRMAN SHOULD CALL A
>> VOTE ON INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP? I want both the General Secretary and
>> Chairman to as a matter responsibility answer my question. They are elected
>> to respond to our queries. I demand answer with the same speed that you are
>> all casting your votes now. So Mr. Aziz and Ms Kiden do respond to my
>> Posterity is always a good judge of all that we do now and thereafter.
>> Thank you.
>> *Pastor Peters Osawaru OMORAGBON*
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>> On 16 July 2017 at 22:19, Fatimata Seye Sylla <fsylla at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I hereby support the individual membership as stipulated in the
>>> mentioned recommendation.
>>> Warm greetings,
>>> Le 16 juillet 2017 à 20:04, Aziz Hilali <hilaliaziz at yahoo.fr> a écrit :
>>>> Dear Members,
>>>> As per the information shared during our monthly call, It is been
>>>> brought to our attention by the ALAC Chair that as per the first ALAC
>>>> review requirements and the current At-Large Review (on-going)
>>>> recommendations, the RALOs are tasked with ensuring individual membership.
>>>> Therefore we need to get this particular item completed with.
>>>> As you may recall during the General Assembly in Johannesburg, this
>>>> particular recommendation of the working group gained traction but we could
>>>> not formerly record it due to other recommendations and time constraints.
>>>> In view of this, I suggest we separate this recommendation on individual
>>>> membership which already gained traction and pass that now to comply with
>>>> At-Large reviews requirements.
>>>> For reference, below is the link to the latest version of the
>>>> "Individual Membership » recommendation distributed in Johannesburg:
>>>> Item 7 of the recommendation currently reads as follows:
>>>> The individual membership issue will be reviewed in 2019 to reconsider
>>>> their rights and duties of unaffiliated members in light of the 2018
>>>> I propose to modify it in this way:
>>>> "The individual membership issue will be reviewed by or before 2 years
>>>> after implementation to reconsider the rights and duties of unaffiliated
>>>> members in light of experience gained during initial trial"
>>>> I hereby, as AFRALO Chair, call for any objection to approving the
>>>> conditions under which individual membership will be implemented as
>>>> presented in the above recommendation.
>>>> Kindly provide your response within 72hrs
>>>> Best regards
>>>> Aziz HILALI
>>>> AFRALO Chair
>>>> Chers membres,
>>>> D'après les informations partagées lors de notre téléconférence
>>>> mensuelle, le président de l’ALAC a attiré notre attention sur le fait que
>>>> les RALO sont appelés à accepter les adhésions individuelles, et ce suivant
>>>> les exigences de la première revue de l’ALAC et les recommandations de la
>>>> revue actuelle d’At-Large, Par conséquent, nous devons finir ce point
>>>> particulier sans plus tarder.
>>>> Comme vous le savez, lors de l’assemblée Générale à Johannesburg, cette
>>>> recommandation du groupe de travail a été approuvée, mais nous n’avions pas
>>>> pu l’officialiser à cause du fait que toutes les recommandations étaient
>>>> dans un même document et que le temps ne nous a pas permis de les finir
>>>> toutes. Pour cela, je suggère que nous séparons cette recommandation sur
>>>> l’adhésion individuelle pour se conformer avec les exigence des revues
>>>> Pour référence, voici le lien de la toute dernière version distribuée à
>>>> Johannesburg de la recommandation relative à l’adhésion individuelle:
>>>> Le point 7 de la recommandation dit:
>>>> La question des droits et devoirs des membres individuels sera
>>>> réexaminée en 2019 au vue de l’expérience de 2018.
>>>> Je propose de le modifier pour devenir:
>>>> «La question des droits et devoirs des membres individuels sera
>>>> réexaminée 2 ans après la mise en oeuvre (ou avant) au vue de l’expérience
>>>> de la période d’essai».
>>>> En ma qualité de Président d’AFRALO, je demande s’il y a des objections
>>>> pour l’approbation des conditions sous lesquelles l’adhésion individuelle
>>>> sera appliquée comme présenté dans la recommandation mentionnée.
>>>> Prière répondre dans les 72 heures.
>>>> Aziz Hilali
>>>> AFRALO Chair
>>> Fatimata Seye Sylla
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