Officials of the Cameroon’s Bar Association have said its elective Ordinary general assembly, GA, will hold in November,
Going by The Post Newspaper, the revelation was made by the President of the General Assembly of the Cameroon Bar Association, Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle, during a telephone conversation recently.
In the paper, Ntumfor Halle disclosed that, everything being equal, he will, toward the end of next month, announce the date, after which candidates interested in running for the different positions at the elections will submit their application files.
He, however, explained that he will not be the one to scrutinise the files, for that will be done at the level of the Secretariat of the Bar Council. The outgoing Bar GA President maintained that he will not run for re-election.
Halle who is a former member of the National Elections Observatory and a renowned international election observer, asserted that the Bar elections, which he will oversee, will be free, fair and transparent.
“Everybody knows me for transparent elections. There will be no room for any foul play or corruption,” he warned. At the last Elective GA in Yaounde from January 30 – February 1, 2015, Barrister Nico Halle was elected GA President, while Barrister Jackson Ngnie Kamga emerged as President of the Bar Council. They were, in accordance with the Constitution of the Bar, elected for a two-year mandate, renewable once.
However, immediately after his landslide victory in the election to the post of GA President, Halle surprised hiscolleagues by announcing that he would serve only for one term.