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Roger Nkodo Dang is a Cameroonian politician. He became President of the Pan-African Parliament in 2015.[1] On 27 May 2015, he obtained 85 votes[2] to be elected as the successor to former president Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi. Dang is a member of the National Assembly of Cameroon.[3][4]

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Roger Nkodo Dang

President of the Pan-African Parliament
Assumed office
May 27, 2015
Preceded byBethel Nnaemeka Amadi
Personal details
Born (1963-11-06) 6 November 1963 (age 55)

CareerEdit

Dang is a diplomat by training. Under Amadi's presidency from 2012 to 2015, he served as the first vice-president of the Pan-African Parliament, representing the Central Africa Region.[4][2]

During the 2013 Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) nomination process for the Cameroonian legislature, the list that Nkodo Dang led was initially disqualified in favor of that of Jean-Claude Bekolo Mbang. However, the work of Nkodo Dang in the Pan-African Parliament allow him to consider becoming president. The CPDM, under pressure from Cavaye Yeguié Djibril, President of the Assembly, decided to disqualify Bekolo Mbang's list and requalify that of Nkodo Dang. In the election Nkodo Dang returned to his seat at the National Assembly.

Nkodo Dang is a member of the yebekolo ethnic group.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Parlement panafricain: Roger Nkodo Dang apporte sa touche camerounaise", Journal du Cameroun
  2. ^ a b "Pan-African Parliament gets new president". CrTV. 28 May 2015. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  3. ^ "H.E. Roger Nkodo Dang elected as new PAP President", Pan-African Parliament website
  4. ^ a b Plessis, Carien Du. "As Pan-African Parliament undergoes urgent audit, its president seeks protection against SA media 'harassment' | Daily Maverick". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 2018-07-05.