The new executive of the Cameroon Association of English-Speaking Journalists, CAMASEJ, Yaounde chapter is already in office.
The team led by NewsWatch Publisher, Ndi Eugene Ndi was voted on January 09 2021, during an elective general assembly.
Ndi Eugene Ndi, overwhelmly emerged President with 36 out of 36 votes.
His main opponent Samson Tabufor, pulled out of the race at the last minute of the vote.
The Complete bureau in Yaounde is made up of the following members;
President: Ndi Eugene Ndi
Vice: Elise Kenimbeni
SG: Claudia Nsono
Assistant: Louvier Kindo Tombe
Financial sec: Ajumane Francis
Assistant: Fawoh Nancy
Treasurer: Brenda Yufeh
PRO: Amindeh Blaise
Social sec: Etienne Mainimo
Auditor: Ncha Sally
Ndi Eugene Ndi comes in to succeed Jude Viban, who was voted National President of CAMASEJ in 2019.
In his acceptance speech, Ndi Eugene vowed to revamp the association and reunite it’s members.
He also promised to build a team spirit, and to promote gender equity.
“You see in our executive of ten (10) members, five (5) are women, and the women hold key positions, vice President, Treasurer, Auditor…,” He told reporters.
The National President of CAMASEJ, Jude Viban, expressed satisfaction for the fair and transperent election, and enjoined the newly elected executives to be collaborative in the exercise their duties.
Worth noting is the fact that Saturday January 9, 2021 was election day in other CAMASEJ chapters.
In the Limbe chapter, Kuma Honoré, a photo-journalist won the election with 37 against 24 votes for Solomon Agborem, editor at The Star newspaper.
His victory came after hours of accusations, arguments and counter-arguments in the highly contested election.
Kuma, thanked all the members for placing their confidence in him, and promised to get CAMASEJ Limbe back on its feet.
The election in Buea saw the incumbent Isidore Abah, reporter at The Post newspaper reelected in a serene and calm atmosphere.
The newly elected bureaus shall be holding office for the next four years.