The Fako Lawyers Association (FAKLA) now has a new executive bureau.
The executive bureau was elected after an Extra-ordinary Elective General Assembly (EEGA) that held at the Buea Council Hall after it was barred from taking place at the Buea court premises by Buea judicial authorities.
The FAKLA elections of Friday September 7 saw Barrister Benjamin Enow voted as new FAKLA President. He thus replaces Barrister Felix Agbor Nkongho, the former President of the association who was absent during the exercise.
Barrister Enow will be assisted by Barrister Elizabeth Atemnkeng as Vice President.
Barrister Valentine Nji Abeng was voted Secretary General and will be assisted by Barrister Didier Melle as Vice Secretary General.
Barrister Gilbert Taminang is the new Treasurer and Barrister Njenje Kleber is the new Financial Secretary of the association. He will be assisted by Barrister Elizabeth Njonji.
Barrister Anthony Tchana is Public Relations Officer and Barrister Ebi Stanley was voted as Organising Secretary. The discipline of the new executive was entrusted in the hands of Barrister Charles Lyonga.
Meanwhile, speaking after the election, Barrister Enow thanked his colleagues for the confidence bestowed on him and pledged to uphold the association’s vision.
He also promised to unite FAKLA by convening a reconciliatory meeting in the days ahead to bring FAKLA members together.
Enow also promised to reform the Constitution in order to meet up with the times.
Quizzed on the conspicuous absence of his predecessor at the Extra-ordinary Elective General Assembly, Barrister Enow said Agbor Balla’s calendar of activities could not permit him to be part of the exercise.
He said his predecessor was out of the country on mission to visit Anglophone refugees in Nigeria. “If Agbor Balla was in the country, he would have been part of the exercise,” Enow told the press.
Meanwhile, Barrister Nji Abeng, the initiator of the Extra-ordinary Elective General Assembly said it was not easy to successfully organise the elections.
According to him, they encountered a lot of hurdles along the way that almost prevented the elections from holding. He thanked all for their support.