Friday, November 23, 2012

Cameroon: Elite Celebrate Obama’s Re-election as US President

By Christopher Ambe

Mola Njoh welcomes his guests as  Rev.Dr Asana looks on
Mola Njoh Litumbe, a noted Anglophone minority rights advocate and Cameroonian senior citizen, on  threw  recently threw a party at his Buea residence in honor of President Barrack H.Obama’s reelection to a second four-year term in the White House.

Barack H. Obama, who is the first ever Black American to occupy the White House, is the 44th President of the United States.

 He was first elected the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008, and sworn in on January 20, 2009. Then in last November 6, 2012 US presidential election, Mr.Obama of the Democratic Party, beat Republican candidate Mitts Romney, to secure a second mandate.

Mr. Obama will be sworn into office in January 2013. 

Obama supporters at the party
Millions of minority and human rights promoters as well as advocates of genuine democracy across the world see Obama’s as a great source of motivation and inspiration to their cause.

The Mola Njoh Litumbe –organized party, which brought toghter some Buea –based digniatries and intellectuals, was chaired by the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC), the Rt.Rev Dr.Festus A.Asana.

In his reflection, the PCC Moderator drew inspiration form the Bible book of Isaiah Chapter 40, notably verse 31, which says: “Those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow week.”

He said Obama Victory was a challenge to everyone, adding that any thing done in the fear of the Lord must succeed. “We can all develop the wings of Success in what we do, provided we trust in the Lord”

According to Host Mola Njoh Litumbe, who traced the history of the newly re-elected US President, Mr.Obama has been registering huge successes due to his humility and high level of education. He made a clarion call to Cameroonians to take their education serious so to be success stories in the future.
Cross-section of guests at the party listen to presentations

For her part, Professor Dorothy Limunga Njeuma, former Vice-chancellor of University of Buea and erstwhile Rector of University of Yaounde 1, reiterated the importance of good education.
Prof. Dorothy Njeuma, who is currently a Board member of ELECAM, Cameroon’s election management body  ,in her remarks, said  education is a very valuable investment for a bright future and career.

Taking the floor, outpsoken Hon Ayah Paul,MP for Akwaya and Secretary-General for  People’s Action Party(PAP),noted that today’s success is a result of yesterday’s  hard work and sacrifice.
He challenged Cameroonians to stand for their rights and not chicken out in the face of obstacles.
Speakers at the Obama victory party

Hon Ayah then took advantage of the presence of Prof.Dorothy Njeuma to send a message to the ELECAM. “Dr.Njeuma should carry our message to ELECAM.Posterity is looking up to you holding some prominent positions in ELECAM to make our country what it is supposed to be”, the MP cum PAP SG said.

Other speakers, who shared words of happiness and encouragement with the select audience, included Senior Barrister Prince Ekontang Elad, Retired Senior Administrator Ngale Kinge Jacob, and Rev.Dr. Ekoka Molindo, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Buea.

Quite a significant number of journalists, clergymen, legal minds-magistrates and lawyers, were present at the ceremony, which ended with wining and dining.
(First published in The Recorder Newspaper,of November 22,2012)

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