Yesterday, November 16, the President of the Republic signed two decrees renewing the terms of the Director General of Elections at Election Cameroon (Elecam), the national elections management body. The Director General of Elections, Erick Essousse, and his deputy, Abdoul Karimou, were reappointed for a further 5-year term. They will be in charge of organizing the presidential election scheduled for October 2025, as well as the senatorial, legislative, municipal, and regional elections scheduled for the same year.
Erick Essousse and Abdoul Karimou are in their second term as the head of Elecam's Elections Department. They were appointed in 2018, a few months before the presidential election. In the middle of the election year, DG Essousse replaced Abdoulaye Babale, whose management of Elecam gave rise to much controversy.
Back in July 2022, the President of the Republic renewed the mandates of 8 members of the Electoral Council, including President Enow Abrams Egbe and Vice-President Appolline Marie Amugu. Their terms were extended by 4 years.