The 13 Members of the National Assembly elected during the March 22, 2020 legislative by-election will in the coming days receive their attributs investing them with powers of full representatives of the people. They were all elected on the ticket of the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM).
The Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril during a plenary sitting of the House on April 15, 2020 announced that he had received from the President of the Constitutional Council a report on the conduct of electoral operations and proclamation of results of the March 22, 2020 legislative by-election. He said the Chairmen’s Conference received the report and deemed that it should be forwarded to the Fourth Verification Board of the National Assembly that will be in charge of checking the incompatibilities of the files submitted by the 13 MPs-elect. The forwarding of the report to the National Assembly is in conformity with Section 168 (3) of the Electoral Code which provides that, « The report on the conduct of electoral operations and proclamation of results shall be prepared by the Constitutional Council in four copies. It shall file the original copy and forward the other copies to the Ministry in charge of territorial administration, the National Assembly and the Electoral Board. »
After the plenary sitting, members of the Fourth Verification Board of the House chaired by Hon. Aliyoum Fadil therefore went straight away to work. The Deputy Secretary General No. 1 of the National Assembly, Abdoulaye Daouda in an earlier press release requested the substantive candidates elected during the by-election to each submit a file with stated documents for the verification of incompatibilities. The documents which the members of the Verification Board scrutinised were: certified true copy of birth certificate or a declaratory judgement in lieu thereof; certified true copy of national identity card; a document certifying the end or suspension of any activity that is incompatible with the office of Member of the National Assembly; a declaration, on honour, of the end or suspension of any incompatible activity; and any other document that may be deemed necessary.
When the 13 MPs-elect will receive their attributes they will join the other 167 elected during the February 9, 2020 legislative election for the National Assembly to have all its 180 members. The MPs-elect are from 10 constituencies in the North West Region and the Lebialem in the South West Region. The constituencies concerned in the North West include: Bui Centre, Bui South, Bui West, Mezam Centre, Mezam North, Mezam South, Menchum North, Menchum South, Momo East and Momo West.