Yaounde (National Times) Barrister Akere Tambeng Muna, candidate at the October 2018 presidential elections in Cameroon encountered Jesus on Easter Sunday April 21st at the Presbyterian Church Nsimeyong, Yaoundé.
After carefully listening to the sermon of the Parish Pastor, Reverend Motopoh Alfred drawn from the Gospel according to Luke chapter 24: 1-12 where the Man of God emphasized that Easter would only have meaning to those who surrender their lives to Jesus, Akere Muna did not hesitate to answer the call.
The former Transparency International (TI) boss who was on a visit to the church in the company of his eldest brother, Barrister Bernard Muna stepped out in the company of others and made the solemn vow to serve God till the end of his life.
The Pastor who was visibly surprised asked them again whether they are willing to renew their vow with God and His son Jesus Christ and if they understand the enormity of the act. Akere Muna who was visibly the oldest in the group raised up his right hand and together with others said, “I promise.”
Prayers were then said on them and God’s Blessings pronounced as well. The Pastor also invoked God’s Grace to help them in this new life. Akere went further to offer a special thanksgiving to God for His Grace in his life and for resurrecting him with Christ on Easter Sunday 2019.
Throughout the service, Muna looked calm and very attentive to the words of the Servants of God and at every instance he would join the rest of the congregants to hail God.
It was a new beginning for the 66 year old politician who, together with Maurice Kamto of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement challenged and lost to incumbent Paul Biya during the October 7, Presidential election. It was one of his first public outings since he buried his brother, renowned Cardiologist, Prof Wali Muna.