Can A Caretaker Committee Contest For This Election ?
However, any committee members including the caretaker committee members who wish to contest for any national executive office positions must do so by tendering a resignation letter before the the electoral process begins.
Electoral race for the next national executive officers of the Yoruba National Community In Italy, has just commenced.
The ynci constitution make provisions for the electoral committee under article 19.2, of the newly reviewed constitution
The caretaker committee was constituted by the national (reviewed) constitution, article 19.4, the electoral committee shall be constituted not later than 3 months before the expiration of the tenure of office of the outgoing Executive Council and shall consist of not more than 5 members, none of which must be from the outgoing Executive Council, and shall conduct a free and fair election. All members are elected by the General Assembly.
The electoral committee (team) members responsible for the previous successful election will also be the once to hand the affairs of the 2023/2024 forthcoming national election based on the general assembly decision on their previous appraised performance.
What To Know About This Particular Committee’s:
National Electoral Committee:
The national constitution made provisions for the national electoral committee under article 19.2, of the newly reviewed constitution that:
However, this particular committee is mainly consist of six representatives from each geographical regions of the national community against the 5 officially stated in the constitution, but due to their previous performance and team work that brought a successful free and fair election in the last administration.
Which simply means, at least 50% of the national community are represented in one way or the other to enable, equity, transparency and free and fair electoral process.
Below are the names of the electoral committee members:
Mr Adetunji Olumuyiwa Opafola representing Udine is the present and past chairman of the committee.
Mr. Ayodeji Orimogunje, is also the present and past committee treasurer, representing Pesaro community.
Mr Gbenga Olagbaju, the IT expert is the present secretary, representing Emilia Romania.
Mr. Samuel Dada, from Mantova is also the present and past committee provost.
Alhaji, Olalekan Abidemi, from Napoli is the present committee screening officer.
Obaseesin Seun Ezekiel, is the present committee, PRO who took over from former committee PRO, Mr Musiliu from Padova who later stepped down for reasons best known to him. Obaseesin Seun was also the immediate past screening officer for the last election.
What changes are made for the 2023/2024 national executive election?
There are no specific new changes to the 2023/2024 election compared to the previous in terms of requirements application process, but some minor additional articles and the observations of the newly reviewed constitution eligibility’s and the inclusion of the new national Provost-officer position.
WHAT ARE THE ELECTORAL CONSTITUTION PROCEDURES FOR THE YNCI ELECTION?
ARTICLE 10 10.0 GENERAL AND RUN-OFF ELECTIONS:
Article 10 of the national reviewed constitution stated clearly the ynci electoral procedures which are to be duly observed by the committee:
10.1 GENERAL ELECTION:
National Executive Council members shall be elected by all or by 2/3 of delegate members of the Association, ex Article 8 Section 1(b);
2. RUN-OFF ELECTION
IN CASE of a run-off election, National Executive Council member(s), ex Art. 8 Section 1(b), shall be elected by a simple majority of the members present on election day;
3. PERIOD OF ELECTION
(i)Elections shall be held 3 months before the expiration of the tenure of office of the outgoing National Executive;
(ii) The election shall be held during General Assembly, either physical or online, as it may be proposed by the election Committee and ratified by the General Assembly;
(iii)The electoral committee ex article 24(b) shall conduct the screening of all candidates;
(iv) All nominations and electoral processes shall be made by a secret ballot and supervised by the electoral committee;
(v) Election results shall be announced immediately by the Chairperson of the Electoral committee;
(vi) All appeals shall be considered, concluded and the result given at least a month before the new Executive Council is sworn in.
How Many Times Can A National Executive Council Member Contest In An Election?
9.0 TENURE OF OFFICE:
(i) The duration of office shall be 2 years and no elected officer shall retain office for
more than two consecutive terms and shall not extend more than 48 calendar months;
The maximum durations of tenure in a particular office for any national executive officers is 4 years, but a national officer may contest for other positions which is different from the position which he or she has previously held for more than 2 consecutive years tenure.
The electoral committee will be collaborating together with the Caretaker committee in order allow transparency and fairness.
What To Know About The Caretaker Committee:
The caretaker committee was constituted by the national (reviewed) constitution, article 19.4, to take responsibility In case of emergency whereby the National Executive Council is dissolved and before an Electoral Committee is constituted, a caretaker committee shall be formed and shall
be composed of 5 members nominated by the General Assembly.
The Committee shall assume office and start to act in full capacity as from the day the National Executive Council is dissolved. The Committee shall remain in office for a period of not more than 6 months during which an electoral Committee shall be formed to conduct new elections. The Committee shall give a report of its 6 months in office to the National Assembly and copies shall be distributed to all registered members.
On September 20, 2023, the former executive officers officially resigned their resignations based on their promises not to elapsed their tenure in office. In the same online meeting, the general assembly inaugurated the newly appointed “Caretaker Committee members to take over the affairs of the national body in order to work with the national electoral committee to ensure a successful transitional change of powers through a free and fair electoral process.
The Caretaker committee is comprised of the following list:
- Dr Oludayo Sonaike(chairman), from Roma Lazio.
- Mr Abolaji Adedayo (Secretary), from Mantova Lombardia.
- Mr Musa Oyinlomo (Treasurer), Emilia Romagna.
- Mrs Afolashade Olisa (vice chairman) from Egbe ọmọ Yorùbá Toscana, Firenze.
- Mr Lanre igbin (pro) from Pesaro,
The above names are the current ynci caretaker committee until a newly elected administrative officers will be sworn in.
CAN A COMMITTEE MEMBER ALSO CONTEST IN THIS RACE INCLUDING THE CARETAKER COMMITTEE?
YES! The ynci (reviewed) constitution does not restict any committee members from contesting for any national positions, except the electoral committee. However, any committee members including the caretaker committee members who wish to contest for any national executive office positions must do so by tendering a resignation letter before the the electoral process begins.