CAMEROON:AKERE MUNA TO STAND FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2018

Former President of the Economic and Social Council of the African Union, Former Vice President of Transparency International, is preparing to formally announce his candidacy for the 2018 presidential elections.

According to alafnet.com’s source investigative journalist Boris Berlolt, the announcement should take place in the first half of October this year.

Now,it remains to be seen if the Biya regime will not force the 65 years old to give it up his intension to rule Cameroon.

Akere Tabeng Muna

Born August 1952 Akere Tabeng Muna is a Cameroonian lawyer who is currently the Chairman of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Council .

The son of the former speaker of Cameroon national Assembly Muna Solomon Tabeng Muna has in the past denied having any political aspirations in Cameroon,insisting severally that his interest remains in his work as a lawyer and with civil society organizations.

Jeune Afrique, a leading African weekly, described Barrister Muna as both a credible and the possible successor to President Paul Biya, given his prominence in Cameroon and his accomplishments on the international stage, especially in the areas of anti-corruption and good governance .
The Anglophone, is also the Sanctions Commissioner of the African Development Bank Group and a Member of the High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. He previously served as the Vice-Chair of Transparency International, and he has presided over the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union, the Pan African Lawyers Union and the Cameroon Bar Association.

By Edmond Tambe

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