By Beltha Mokube – Sunday March 31, 2019.
The Presbyterian Church in Cameroon has begun the reorganization process that was built for 2019, National Telegraph has learned. Among many of its churches, Presbyterian Church Mamfe Town, in Manyu Division, in Cameroon’s South West Region kicked off its own process, Sunday March 31, 2019.
A National Telegraph stringer who was on spot said the exercise that held at the PC Mamfe Town hall started with the nomination of elders pending elections on Sunday April 14, 2019. A total of one hundred and six (106) candidates were nominated as elders and the ELEPRES, the church’s electoral commission would have to scrutinize the candidates and retain about 30 or 40, our source has confirmed.
According to information from ELEPRES, the 30 or 40 candidates would then be eligible for elections by April 14, adding that only twenty (20) among the scrutinized would be voted as elders.
Every five years, there’s reorganization within the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon and the mandate of elders end for new ones to be elected. Some are usually reelected since there’s no limit to the number of terms an elder runs for elections.
You can be an elder as long as you work well and the people desire you enough to nominate and vote for you, our source noted but said the Chairman has a mandate of five years renewable once.
This is part of the reorganization of the Church that falls this 2019 and would be capped by the elections of the Moderator and the Synod Clark after those of the presbyteries.
PC Besongabang still in Manyu had their nominations and elections this Sunday March 31, 2019, while PC Nsimeyong in the Cameroonian capital of Yaounde had nominations two weeks ago and voted this Sunday said a source in Yaounde.
PC Bachuo-Ntai in Manyu and PC Great Soppo in Buea, among many others across Cameroon had also organized similar rituals said our source but noted some churches are yet to start with the nomination rituals, citing PC Egbekaw in Manyu.