Eric Niat (47), son of Cameroon’s second most important personality, was elected mayor of Bangangte (West Region) with 21 votes against 18 spoilt ballots, after a lot of negotiations.
Eric Niat, son of the president of the Senate Marcel Niat Njifenji, and member of the CPDM (Cameroon People’s Democratic Rally), the ruling party, was elected on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, after a session of the municipal council that was anything but a long silent river.
A result that will not have been easy given the opposition that some candidates of his party have reserved for him, before throwing in the towel a few hours before the election: Evelyne Nana Nkwangwa and Robert Nyangang, to name a few.
Without risk of being mistaken, we can say that the speech of the politician in front of the city council of Bangangté will have borne fruit: « …We were invested. We didn’t get up one morning like that to come and sit here. We are all from the same party that invested us. Let’s give back to the party what we owe to the party and what we owe to the party. We cannot, notwithstanding a group of people, belong to the CPDM, and we must all respect the rules of our party. Nobody forced us to be in the party, nobody, it is ourselves. It is ourselves who decided to join this party, » he addressed his opponents.
« My most faithful supporters, it is with great pleasure that I solemnly announce that I am now mayor of Bangangté, it was not easy but the result is happy. I am proud to serve you, we have created democracy, the granite base of our great celebration, triumphs on May 20. Today, 19 May, the eve of Unity Day, this victory has a special meaning, » he told journalists.
A leading figure in agriculture in the department of three letters (NDE), Eric Niat was elected 3rd deputy mayor of Bagangté on 1 March 2019, after the appointment of Celestine Ketcha Courtès as Minister of Housing and Urban Development.
A person known for his humanistic spirit and his multiple social actions, the new strong man of Bangangté promises to work hand in hand to develop this beautiful city. He succeeds the pharmacist and biologist, Dr. Jonas Kouamou who died of a heart attack on March 6, 2021.
It is important to note that Marcel Niat Njifenji, President of the Cameroonian Senate, was himself Mayor of Bangangté during the 2002-2007 term.