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Elections 2012 Cancelled

According to HOBA's official web site, it has been announced that the elections scheduled for 18th March 2012, have been cancelled. The reason cited for cancellation is even more striking - no one showed any interest in the elections and therefore not a single nomination paper was filed within the specified dates. Article 19.g of the revised Memorandum and Articles of Association was therefore invoked, which permits the HOBA management, not to hold any elections. This in turn would mean that the existing office bearers shall continue to perform their "duties" for a period of one more year, until the next elections.

This may be a surprise for some, but for most people, non-filing of nomination papers has not come as a surprise at all. Had this election been conducted as scheduled, it would have returned a new Secretary General and three elected members of the Executive Committee. The cancellation of elections shows that by and large there is a general feeling of lack of interest on part of the majority of Abdalians in what happens at HOBA. Upon contacting the HOBA President, he showed his inability to comment as he did not know about this cancellation notification.

In the wake of the cancellation of elections, it is not certain, whether the AGM scheduled for 18th March 2012 and the Re-Union would go ahead as planned. Perhaps HOBA should issue some kind of press release on the holding of the re-union and regular events of the day.