Never forget the dynamics at play amongst elders, quite a few of who are each other's enemies or at least out to score a point, or garnish a covered appointment.
Some elders would love to pull the strings and humiliate or lengthen the humiliation of fallen Bro Sinner , of course he may have allies who want him back on their side.
So a double edged sword at play here and human rivalries / favouritism well known among BOE.
On a society arranged appeal once and apparent hatred for Bro Sinner shone through, over my dead body etc said by his elders, who had all moved up pecking order as a result of his DF. Reappointing person as elder pressed for by the friends, opposed by the enemies.
Human nature never more clearly seen than when a position of power involved