Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What Happens as Mandate of ELECAM Board Expires


The four-year mandate of ELECAM officials expires this week. According to information gathered the four years mandate renewal expires by December 31, 2012. Fonkam Azu’u, chairman of Elections Cameroon-ELECAM public opinion holds has been up to the task and it is expected that President Biya will give him the confidence to continue at ELECAM. Confidential sources hinted that President Biya will sign the decree appointing new members before next week. Classified sources also added that out of the seventeen members left at ELECAM after Pauline Biyoung was sacked, twelve will be replaced, meaning 13 new members will be appointed at ELECAM while President Biya will renew the mandate of five old members. Information filtering say some members are under heat while others are spending time with witch doctors to maneuver so that they are maintained. Furthermore, the so called kingmakers are having sleepless nights trying to make sure that the people they proposed are maintained. 
With biometric registration of voters already in the offing, an authoritative voice at the Presidency hinted that President Biya will not appoint people with doubtful character at ELECAM.  Accordingly, our source also revealed that out of the 13 new members to be appointed, six are members of the defunct National Elections Observatory-NEO but could not reveal the names of those who have been tipped for appointment.


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