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Dr. Fomunyoh Wins Guardian Post Award 

By Andrew NsosekaSAM_4320

Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh of the Washington-based National Democratic Institute, NDI, has won The Guardian Post Achievement Award of the Man of the Year.

According to The Guardian Post, Dr. Fomunyoh won the award for his philanthropic endeavours.
“I want to thank profusely The Guardian Post for its audacity in launching this award which, more than any immediate material benefits, raises the bar on all recipients who should strive to be better citizens and powerful contributors to a better humanity,” said Fomunyoh in his acceptance speech.

The laureate lauded the fact that the award ceremony was organised in the historic city of Buea.
“No right minded Cameroonian can ignore the unique position that Buea occupies, and ever will occupy in the life story of this country and its millions of inhabitants,” said Fomunyoh.
Fomunyoh said he holds the award in proxy to the real heroes of Cameroon, who he says are the soldiers at the war front against Boko Haram.

“We are also having these celebrations of leadership, humanitarianism and philanthropy at a pretty tough time for our country as we fight extremist jihadists of Boko Haram in the Far-Northern Region…destroying the lives and livelihoods of our fellow countrymen and women, innocent civilians and soldiers alike,” Fomunyoh said.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of Buea, Patrick Ekema Esunge, received a ‘Persecution Award’.
Ekema’s Prosecution Award is said to have its roots in the reorganisation crisis that rocked the CPDM party in Fako, leading to protests from CPDM members who felt cheated.

The reorganisation exercise, which saw Ekema losing election into the greatly desired position of CPDM Section President for Fako because he didn’t respect the deadline of submission of documents, was marred by violent protests, destruction of ballot boxes, fighting among party members and the subsequent suspension of party militants.

At the award ceremony, it was said that Ekema’s ‘persecution’ and other squabbles in his attempt to be the Section President were just proof that “he was the legitimate Section President”.
For his part, Ekema stated that, “We cannot be intimidated”.

Former Chairman of Alliance of Progressive Forces, Barrister Bernard Muna, received an award for politician of the year, “for having stepped down as party chair when his mandate expired in respect to party constitution”.

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