Race for the Unity Palace: Akere Muna resigns as President of the International Conference on Anti-Corruption 0

Barrister  Akere Muna announced on Tuesday his resignation as President of the International Conference on Anti-Corruption (IACC).  The resignation came after the 65-year-old lawyer declared on October 9 his intention to run as a candidate for Cameroon’s presidential election in 2018.

The former Vice President of Transparency International was quoted as saying he wants to “avoid any conflict of interest or confusion that may arise from his political commitment”. Prior to the Tuesday resignation, Akere Muna had also stepped down as Chairman of Ecobank Cameroon.

According to a statement released on Tuesday the 17th of October for this purpose, Akere Muna’s resignation came after an annual meeting of the IACC held in Berlin on the 15th of October 2017. During the meeting Delia Ferreira of Argentina and Reuben Lifuka of Zambia, were respectively elected President and Vice-President.

The International Anti-Corruption Conference is the first global gathering of Heads of State, civil society and the private sector to tackle the challenges posed by corruption. Created in 1983, the IACC is generally held every two years in a region of the world, and welcomes between 800 to 2000 participants from over 135 countries around the world.

By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai

Cameroon Concord News