Newly elected President of the Cameroon Bar Association Mbah Eric Mbah, has expressed gratitude for the support he received during the over two-day polls in Yaounde, while acknowledging there were shortcomings.
The Momo Division native had a sweeping victory of 1285 votes ahead of his main contender Barrister Memong Phillipe with 969 votes out of 3000.
The electoral process was tough, lasting longer than expected.
Despite being scheduled to take two days from Saturday, June 18, it extended to the third day following interruptions due to dissatisfaction with the procedure, expressed by some participants.
“We have come to the end of a very vigorous election. An election through which a lot of punches were exchanged, a lot of irregularities were seen” Barrister Mbah said after his victory.
“We wish to say like every other human endeavour, this was equally not a perfect process. It had its own shortcomings, which we would only be able to promise that we will improve with the passage of time.”
Besides the Bar President, the polls at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex saw the election of the President and Vice President of the General Assembly.
Barrister Mbah Eric Mbah, 13th Batonnier of the Cameroon Bar Council, replaces late Tchakoute Patie Charles, who passed away in 2020.