22, March 2017
Chief Tabetando of Bachuo-Ntai village in Manyu Division, who recently boasted that he requested the Head of State to shut down internet services in Southern Cameroons, has been elected to replace former Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musonge as leader of the CPDM Senate Group. The elections held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Palais des Congrès in Yaoundé.
As Speaker of the Senate, there were no surprises. The candidature of the outgoing President Marcel Niat Njifenji proposed by the ruling party with a majority in the Senate had an express approval. He won 74 votes against 15 invalid ballots.
The new chairman of the CPDM Senate group is Chief Tabe Tando, Senator of the Southwest Region. He replaces former Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musonge, recently appointed to head the Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multicuturalism.
Chief Tabetando was born on the 29th of October 1950 in Bachou-Ntai, Manyu Division, South West region of Cameroon. Nfor Tabetando is a qualified Legal Practitioner who is the head of a Law Firm named and styled Equity Chambers in Douala, Cameroon since 1975. He was the President of the South West Chiefs Conference and a chartered member of the Central Committee of the ruling CPDM party in Cameroon.
He also moonlighted as the Vice President of the Cameroon National Forum of Chiefs/Fons/Lamidos. He was enthroned in 1977 as the paramount ruler of the Bachuo-Ntai Kingdom, in Manyu Division of the South West Region. Nfor Tabetando is also actively involved in the oil sector. He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of EurOil Limited.
By Sama Ernest in Yaounde