Thursday, March 26, 2020

Confusion in the Senate: weakened by illness, Niat Njifenji still a candidate?

One week after the start of the new parliamentary term on behalf of the ordinary session in March, the Senate renewed its office this Thursday, March 26, 2020.

The elections are announced from 4 p.m. in the Upper House. As at the opening of the session last Friday, only the government media, in particular the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) and Cameroon Tribune, were accredited for the coverage of the polls this afternoon.

According to our sources, this media restriction aims to protect the image of certain senators who are crumbling under the weight of age.

Precisely, the outgoing president of the Senate, Marcel Niat Njifendji, is gravely ill and he moves with difficulty. Will he be a candidate for his own succession? The suspense remains. 

The renewal of the Senate office makes it possible to elect in addition to the president, the vice-presidents, the quaestors and the secretaries.