Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Exclusive: Agbor Gilbert calls out Mr Otia on Facebook...What started the drama within the Cameroon Film Industry!

Cameroonian producer, Agbor Gilbert Ebot shocked his fans earlier today when he took to Facebook to call out Mr Otia Vitalis for continuing to act as the President (Board Chair) of the Cameroon Film Industry after being "elected out of office". The following is what Mr AGE wrote:  
"If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk. Mr Otia Vitalis, you have been elected out of office. STOP, just deal with it and stop running from radio to radio in the name of calling a General Assembly of the Cameroon Film Industry CFI. Plus don't give your money to Mr Otia in the name of registration fee into the Cameroon Film Industry CFI. This is on Facebook so you can see it. My name is AGE"

Mr. Otia Vitalis
An anonymous source informed Kinnaka's Blog that there is more to Gilbert's post and so we went digging! This is what we found out...The Cameroon Film Industry was founded in 2008 and Waa Musi was the founding President of the Care Taker Committee from 2008 to 2013. The mission of the committee was to structurize the Film Industry, legalize it and to create it's different guilds (6). In 2013, Waa Musi together with the other Care Taker Committee members, organized the first ever Elective Assembly where Mr Otia Vitalis was voted as the President of the Cameroon Film Industry (Board Chair). Mr Otia had a mandate to govern for three years, after which it can be renewed ones according to the constitution of the organisation. Unfortunately, Mr Otia Vitalis' board members at the end of his first term of office, signed a document to impeached him, and called for an elective assembly which was held in Buea on May 28, 2016. In Buea, a new board was put in place headed by Mr Alex Mbeoah. 
Mr. Alex Mbeoah

Mr Otia Vitalis on the other hand, had already called for an assembly which is to hold in Yaounde on June, 10, 2016.  We are informed that according to the constitution of the Cameroon Film Industry, only the President has the power to call for an elective assembly. This has resulted to two acting presidents, Otia Vitalis and Alex Mbeoah. See supporting documents below...

Document from 2/3 members of the BOD and heads of guilds impeaching Mr Otia Vitalis and convening an Elective Assembly which held on the 28th of May 2016 in Buea (1).
Document from 2/3 members of the BOD and heads of guilds impeaching Mr Otia Vitalis and convening an Elective Assembly which held on the 28th of May 2016 in Buea (2).
Document by the Outgoing President and Head of Board Mr Otia Vitalis announcing a second Elective Assembly in Yaounde Cameroon on the 10th of June 2016. (still to be held...)
Resolution of the Buea elective assembly voting in new Board members and President of the Film Industry Mr Mbeoah Alexander (1).

Resolution of the Buea elective assembly voting in new Board members and President of the Film Industry Mr Mbeoah Alexander (2). 




3 comments:

  1. Wanders. Young industry so. Drama everywhere. Arr tire ooh. Please you guys so go indoors and fix things up. We want positive vibes that will move the industry. forward.

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  2. They don't have to wash their dirty linens out in public,i was begining to smile that Cameroon is entering the African map as far as movie/film is concerned.Abeg ooo you guys should sort this out in a more peaceful and mature manner.

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  3. Not sure what the exact constitutional text reads. But seems to be a constitutional crisis. You can't accept to allow someone to act unlawfully for 18months only to pass a vote of no confidence at the end of his term. It makes no sense at all. Again, if one is already at the end of his mandate, why impeach him instead of allowing him to call the General Elective Assembly to vote him out? When people get excited with words like "vote of no confidence" and "impeachment", common sense fails and problems begin. This saga could have been avoided if the members turned up at the general elective assembly and voted the incumbent out and still maintain organisational integrity. It the vote of no confidence and impeachment was say 18 months down to about 3 months to the general assembly, it would have made perfect sense. You don't impeach someone at the end of his mandate. For an organisation that is still trying to find its path, it sets a very bad precedent. My advice: members should attend the elective general assembly and vote the incumbent out. Mr Agbor Gilbert should rather encourage members to attend the elective general assembly and vote Otia Vitalis out to safe the integrity of the organisation. If after the elective general assembly; hopefully Mr Otia will be voted out, and if he continues to act, that's when Agbor Gilbert can confront him on Facebook. There is no place for vote of no confidence or impeachment of a person at the end of his mandate. Cameroonians hardly get it! My 2 cents.

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