The wife of former Minister Akame Mfoumou has been “elected” as head of the Red Cross in French Cameroun to replace the late William Eteki Mboumoua. Madam Mendomo Cécile Léonie recorded 31 votes as against 27 in the second round of the election beating Abdousalam Mahaman.
The electoral process was staged during the general assembly of the French Cameroun Red Cross which held last Thursday at its national headquarters in Yaoundé chaired by Health Minister André Mama Fouda and Interim President El Hadj Modibo Halidou Ibramima.
Cameroon Intelligence Report understands that of the six candidates selected at the start, only five participated in the process as Ousmanou Dawaye, died a few days earlier. Finally, the elected president triumphed over her immediate competitor Abdoulsalam Mahaman.
The former Minister for Social Affairs, Marie Madeleine Fouda and Peh Peh Ebenezer did not obtain a single vote even though Roger Feutse, reportedly withdrew from the race some few minutes before the start of the poll.
Mrs Akame Mfoumou nee Mendomo Cécile Léonie becomes the first woman to lead the French Cameroon Red Cross, a subsidiary of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Its purpose is to encourage, facilitate and promote all forms of humanitarian activities in the country. In addition, it contributes to the maintenance and promotion of respect for dignity and peace.
It is vital to include in this report that the presence of the Red Cross is completely absent in Southern Cameroons. To be sure, the Red Cross has remained a Francophone affair ever since reunification with no signs of any activity in West Cameroon.
By Sama Ernest
Cameroon Intelligence Report