Me. Justin EBANGA EWODO

Me. Ebanga Ewodo Justin

Vice-President of the Electoral Board

Born on August 28, 1954 at Ntsan-Obala, Me Justin EBANGA EWODO hails from the Centre Region of the Republic Cameroon.

After undertaking university studies, he obtained a second-year university diploma (DEUG) in 1978 at the Federal University of Yaounde and a Bachelor’s Degree in Private Law in 1980 at the Federal University of Yaounde. He went on to embrace the legal profession as a barrister.

In terms of professional career, prior to his appointment in December 2008 to the position of Vice-President of the Electoral Board and Vice-President of Elections Cameroon, Me Justin  EBANGA EWODO, first of all, occupied key positions within the Cameroon Bar Association, which he joined on February 9, 1984.

In 1989, he was elected member of the Cameroon Bar Association Council. Thereafter, he successively held the following positions:

  • Assistant Secretary of the Bar Association;
  • Secretary of the Bar Association;
  • Spokesperson of the Bar Association Council;
  • Co-Chair of the National Pupilage Commission;
  • Coordinator of the Vocational Pupilage Centre for Lawyers in the Centre, South and East provinces;
  • Representative of the Cameroon Bar Association President in the Centre, South, East Bar Office;
  • Elected President of the Cameroon Bar Association, on January 14, 2002.

From May 26, 2004 to December 30, 2008, Me Justin EBANGA EWODO was member of the National Elections Observatory for the Centre Province, following decrees by the President of the Republic of Cameroon appointing him to such position.

Although a former President of the Cameroon Bar Association, Me Justin EBANGA EWODO is:

  • Member of the International Union of Lawyers;
  • Member of the Pan-African Union of Lawyers;
  • Chair of the Finance and Accreditation Commission of the Pan-African Union of Lawyers;
  • Member of the National Competition Commission. 

On May 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.”