Monday, August 24, 2015

Ndu Council: Youngest Councilor Elected Deputy Mayor

Chifu Tando George

Chifu Tando George has been elected as the 2nd Deputy Mayor of Ndu Council in Donga Mantung Division of the North West Region. He elected on August 22, during the extraordinary session which was presided by the Senior Divisional Officer for Donga Mantung, Ngone Ndodemesape Bernard. He crushed two others contenders to grasp the position of 2nd deputy mayor. Chifu Tando George, who is in his early 30s, is entering into records as the youngest in the North West to occupy the position of deputy mayor. He replaces Ma Margaret Ngwa Yaje who died last may 23, 2015 after she struggled with illness for over a year.
Emotions were high during the extraordinary session when some councilors decided to challenge the decision of the SDF Investiture. According to what we gathered, Ngahba Eric, District chairman was endorsed by the Investiture yet he dropped out of the race after being nominated. Talking to journalists after the exercise, SDF District chairman was categorical that he declined from contesting the elections to respect the decision of the SDF party hierarchy. On his part the mayor of Ndu council Bunyui Emmanuel discarded rumours that there was rigmarole before elections. He said one of the contenders stepped down without any duress. He said that he would have preferred that the gender component is respected but the councilors he noted preferred to respect geopolitical landscape of the municipality. “In Cameroon politics, it is not given, you work for it”, he emphasized. He added that the former deputy mayor was from the centre of Ndu town, reasons why young Chifu Tando George was elected. It should be recalled that he (George) has been the Manager of Mutual Health for over five years and expectations are high at that he makes a significant contribution to the development of Ndu.

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