Dr. FONKAM Samuel AZU'U

Fonkam Samuel Azu’u

President of the Electoral Board

Born on December 25, 1953, Dr. FONKAM Samuel AZU’U is a native of Santa Sub-Division, Mezam Division, in the North-West Region of the Republic of Cameroon.

After undergoing university studies from 1972 to 1976 at the University of Yaounde, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Then from 1976 to 1980, he obtained a Master of Laws, (LL.M.) and a PhD in Law from the University of London. This academic ladder propelled him to the rank of Assistant Lecturer in November 1980 and later to that of Lecturer at the University of Yaounde and Yaounde II.

Prior to his appointment in December 2008 to the position of President of the Electoral Board and President of Elections Cameroon, Dr. FONKAM Samuel AZU’U had occupied key administrative positions notably:

  • Head of Division under the Minister Delegate to the Presidency in charge of Relations with the Assemblies, from 1986 to 1988;
  • Head of Division, at the Ministry of Territorial Administration, in charge of Relations with the Assemblies, from 1988 to 1992;
  • Technical Adviser in the Services in charge of Relations with Parliament at the Presidency of the Republic since June 26, 1992;
  • Deputy-Secretary General of the Cameroon National Assembly since 2003.
  • Author of several publications in scientific journals, Dr. FONKAM Samuel AZU’U is a:
  • Notable of the PINYIN Royal Palace under Santa Sub-Division;
  • Knight of the National Order of Valour, May 1994;
  • Officer of the National Order of Valour, May 2003;
  • Commander of the National Order of Valour, May 2008.

On January 29, 2009, he took the following oath of office before the Constitutional Council: “I swear to fully and faithfully discharge my duties and to exercise my office without fear or favour in accordance with the Constitution and laws in force, to ensure the confidentiality of proceedings and votes, to abstain from taking public positions and to decline any consultation on matters falling within the purview of Elections Cameroon.”