The death has been announced of Paul Eric Kingue, Mayor of Njombe-Penja, Moungo Division of the Littoral region of Cameroon.
According to reports the politician, National President of the Patriotic Movement for a New Cameroon party died in the early hours of this Monday March 22 at the Mouna Clinic in Douala Bonanjo of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
The population of Njombe-Penja that is yet to come to terms with the sudden passing away of their Mayor has crowded his residence in Bonaberi since the death announcement.
Family sources say the late Mayor succumbed to the killer pandemic after battling with it for three weeks.
His corpse is said to have been deposited at the mortuary of the Bonanjo Military Hospital and an inquiry opened into his death.
Paul Eric Kingue was Maurice Kamto’s campaign manager during the 2018 Presidential elections. During the February 9 2020 twin elections, he resigned from the opposition party as the latter decided to boycott the elections and joined the rangs of the ruling CPDM to grab the post of Municipal Councilor.
He quits the scene aged 55.