Presidents and other executives of ten regional councils in Cameroon have been elected Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020.
In a first plenary session as of rights after the December 6th, 2020 regional election, Cameroonians have observed that most members of the permanent bureau of the regional assemblies are retired administrators.
Gilbert Tsimi Evouna, former government delegate to Yaounde urban council has been elected president of the center regional council.
In the South West region, Bakoma Elango Zacheus, a retired civil administrator was voted president of the regional council. Bakoma is a native of Kumba in Meme division in the South West region. One time divisional officer of Douala 4. Chief Atem Ebako is the vice president.
In the North West, Prof. Angwafor Fru Fobuzshi is the pioneer president of the regional council. The vice president is Fon Yakum Kevin Teuvih of Bambalang village.
Following the putting in place of a special status in the North West and South West regions with the house of chiefs being an integral part of it, the president of the House of Chief in each of the two regions becomes the vice president of the regional council.
In Adamawa region, Dr. Mohamadou Dewa of the NUDP party has been elected president of the regional council. He, therefore, becomes the only president of a regional council in Cameroon from an opposition political party while the other nine are from the ruling Cameroon People Democratic Movement (CPDM).
In other regions, Dr. Focka is the president of the West regional council, Alim Boukar heads the council in the North, Banlog Polycarp president of the Littoral regional council, in the South, Emmanuel Mve Elemva will head the council for five years, in the North, Alim Boukar heads the regional council while Mousa Blaise is the president of the regional council in the East region.
With several former administrators voted into bureaus in regional councils and almost all CPDM councils, critics think discussions will not be for the interest of Cameroonians but in strict respect of party lines.