By Basil Afoni
In a meeting held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the FECAFOOT headquarters in Yaounde, a calendar for the FECAFOOT election and that of its decentralized leagues was released.
According to the decisions arrived at in the meeting, the revival of the electoral process is scheduled for July 25 to August 5, 2015. Voters will go to the polls to elect the 50 directors of the departmental offices in the football leagues.
Meanwhile, on August 24, 2015, the elections at the level of the ten regional leagues in the country will take place, while that of the President of the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT will take place on September 25, 2015.
It should be noted that the FECAFOOT elections slated for February 25, were cancelled as the Court for Arbitration of Sports, CAS, ruled in favour of Essomba Eyanga and Abdouraman Hamadou in the case 2014/A/3829 faulting the Fecafoot.
Going by this decision from CAS, the elections were cancelled and had to restart from the very fundamental.
The recent cancellation of the elections last February was the third time the elections of the prestigious post of the president of the federation have been put on hold.
Cameroonians will be hoping to see that this calendar for the FECAFOOT elections will be respected as they await to see an end to two year mandate of the Normalization Committee
New Electoral Calendar
April 20 to April 24, 2015: Consultation meeting between the Normalization Committee of FECAFOOT, the MINSEP and representatives of various trends involved in the electoral process for the determination of the competent General Assembly for the adoption of the Constitution and the Electoral Code.
April 28-May 2, 2015: provision of draft statutes and revised Electoral Code of FECAFOOT.
June 2, 2015: Assembly adopted the Constitution and the Electoral Code of FECAFOOT.
June 3 to July 15, 2015: Recognition and publication of the electoral colleges of departmental and regional leagues.
July 25 to August 10, 2015: Elections in the departmental leagues
August 24, 2015: Elections in regional leagues.
September 25, 2015: National Elections.
September 28, 2015: Award of powers between the Normalisation Committee and the Executive Committee of FECAFOOT