The President of the Senate returned to Cameroon on the night of January 27, 2020.

Senate President, Marcel Niat Nijfenji is back in Cameroon. The President of the Senate returned to the country yesterday Monday night of January 27, 2020. He was received and welcomed by a few relatives at the Yaounde Nsimalen international airport.

The constitutional successor to the president Paul Biya has just spent several months away from duty due to health complications he has been experiencing.

He was absent during the November 2019 senatorial and parliamentary session. His work was chaired by the first vice-president of the Upper House, Aboubakary Abdoulaye.

It was also the latter who chaired the extraordinary session called by the president of the Republic in mid-December, which led to the adoption of a general code of decentralized local authorities, a text which frames the special status of English-speaking regions.

In its edition published on January 19, 2020, the magazine Jeune Afrique revealed that the President of the Senate is hospitalized in Switzerland.

“The Yaoundé regime is indeed at the bedside of the President of the Senate, Marcel Niat, who has been fighting against the disease for years. Hospitalized in Geneva in Switzerland, this other 85-year-old apparatchik, from West Cameroon, is the constitutional successor to the Head of State in the event of his unavailability or death said our colleague.

A little more than a time ago, the second personality of Cameroon had already had to be away from the country for several months, already due to health problems. He had even been forced, in October 2018, to vote for the presidential election from Paris, the French capital.