Marcel Niat Njifenji elected president of Cameroon’s first ever senate


National assembly

The ex-general manager of the former Sonel, former Vice prime minister and secretary of State Marcel Niat Njefenji has been elected president of the Bureau of the first ever senate under the 1996 constitution, following  a plenary session of the house held Wednesday evening and shown live on CRTV.

The former mayor of Bangante won 86 of the 100 votes with 14 abstentions recorded; believe to be from the opposition SDF. He would be assisted by the Lamidou of Rey Bouba, Aboubakari Abdooulaye from the Far North region. Tjouès Genevieve (CPDM-Litoral), Tchatchuang Paul (SDF-West) Simon Achidi Achu (CPDM-Northwest),  Naah Ondoua Sylvestre (CPDM-Central) were elected through a list system as vice presidents of the house.

Amongst the 17 members of the bureau, are four women, 3 traditional rulers, and four from the opposition. The Northwest boast of two members, Achidi Achu one of the four vice presidents, and Fon Teche Nji of Ngenmuwa as one of the 8 secretaries.

by Abongwa Fozo


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