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Cameroon – Accumulation of duties: Peter Mafany Musongue still senator despite his appointment as President of the National Commission for Bilingualism

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Written by Deckson N.

The former Prime Minister was present on Thursday at the opening of the June session of the Senate.

According to the account of our confreres of Mutations, the admission of the president of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism (NCPBM), around 3:50 pm at the Yaounde Congress Hall on the Senate in plenary session, was discreet.

Before the opening of the cession, Peter Mafany Musongue exchanged with colleagues senators for about thirty minutes. At the announcement of Marcel Niat Njifenji, the first president of the NCPBM, took his place in the third row of the column of squares in the middle of the inaugural hall of the Congress Hall, reports the newspaper in newsstands this Friday.

Peter Mafany Musongue thus took part in the opening of the second parliamentary session of the 2017 legislative year. However, according to Mutations, following his appointment as president of the NCPBM on Wednesday 15 March 2017, some media announced that Peter Mafany Musongue was to leave his duties as a senator.

This after the announcement, on March 21, 2017, of his replacement at the head of the parliamentary group of the CPDM in the Senate by Tabe Tando Ndiep Nso, elected Southwest like him. Gabriel Dima, deputy senator, was then presented as the replacement of Peter Mafany Musongue in the Upper House of Parliament.

As a reminder, Article 22 (1) of the Rules of the Senate stipulates that “the exercise of the senator’s mandate is incompatible with the functions of member of the Government and assimilated, member of the Constitutional Council, member of the Economic and Social Council, Mayor, Delegate of the Government to an Urban Council, to the President of the Regional Council, to any non-elective public office “. This provision is supplemented by Article 162 of the Electoral Code.

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