|Yaah Patience Tamfu takes over command in USA|
Yaah Patience Tamfu has been elected Section President of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement-CPDM in the United States of America. Yaah Patience Tamfu got a crushing majority to enter record books as the first female candidate to head the CPDM in the United State. She was the lone female candidate for the post of Section President. Prof. Ngolle Ngolle Elvis who led the Central Committee delegation to the USA is quoted to have said that he was very satisfied with the election exercise given that the best candidate won in a free and transparent manner. Yaah Patience Tamfu’s victory is not surprising given that she fulfills all the conditions prescribed by President Biya, President of the party. Popular opinion at home and the Diasporas had earlier opined that CPDM militants in the USA saw in her the qualities of a good politician endowed with character and conscience. Commentators had long declared that Yaah Patience Tamfu was sure bet for the position of Section given that she is a political heavyweight. Prospects are high at that she will surely work for the growth of the party.
Considering that Yaah Patience Tamfu was formerly WCPDM Section President in the USA IN 2007, she is therefore an asset on which the CPDM can rely on in the Diasporas.
Who is Patience Tamfu?
If there is any area in Cameroon where the Beijing platform can be assessed, it is in the domain of politics and economic sphere which was formerly a no go zone for the woman. Yaah Patience Tamfu is one of the few female politicians who has shown that women in leadership could mean a lot to Cameroon. Ever since this daughter of the great statesman, late Hon. SN Tamfu became the sparkling flicker, the ever first woman to strengthen the CPDM party in the United State of America, she has become a symbol that women in leadership position is worth celebrating. Hitherto considered a no go zone for women, Yaah Patience Tamfu has not only dismantled the male barriers constructed around politics but has more importantly serve as a woman emancipator. And that she crushed three men in a highly contested election to win the position of Section President in the USA is a fact. And that she campaigned tirelessly for President Biya to win in Diasporas during the last Presidential elections is an undeniable fact. It is thanks to her that the CPDM is striving in the United States of America.
Since her election into the national Bureau of the WCPDM, (Central Committee), Patience Tamfu helped a great deal in transmitting President Biya’s policy in the Diasporas. Even though she lives in the USA, she remains approachable. She talks and acts with dogged friendliness reasons why she is loved and appreciated by all.
Yet, it is these qualities which incalculably complement her multifarious roles in Uncle Sam’s America, Donga Mantung Division, North West and Cameroon as a whole. Her savoir-faire in politics and the way she interacts with others has earned several recognitions. It was not by error that she was voted as "Woman of Year" in 2012 by readers of The Eye newspaper and few months ago she was honoured with The Lifetime Achievement Award for her leadership role in fostering development amongst Wimbum community (at home and abroad) and Cameroonians in the USA. Besides, she was honoured with the most prestigious traditional title of Mbum land, Yaah. In the US where she lives, she was also recognized by her employer as well as the various communities due to her leadership skills.
This is so because she is a bulk of talent, intelligent and a woman who lives in every other person’s problem. Hard work and efficiency have continued to be the qualities that define her. Whenever you meet her for the first time, you are taken by her mastery of issues. Take it as arrogance and you are right for this is positive arrogance that enables that job for which she does is done correctly. It is this positive arrogance she reads widely and interacts with all the set of people in society.
Notwithstanding, she has the drive and dedication that defies any facile explanations. Born into the family of late Hon. SN Tamfu, she was brought up in close knit family in the fear of the God. In later life she could not escape to be a workaholic or become a politician par excellence reasons why her position in society as a role model continue to inspire many young girls and build society.
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