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2018 Presidential election: Day one campaign echoes

The campaigns for the Presidential election are up and running in the various political parties contesting for the race to…

The campaigns for the Presidential election are up and running in the various political parties contesting for the race to Etoudi.

The ruling Cameroon’s People Democratic Movement, CPDM held several rallies across the country notably in the North West Region where the Prime Minister Philemon Yang and the Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji launched campaigns at the Congress Hall in Bamenda. They used the opportunity to install all the departmental campaign teams charged with coordinating the door-to-door campaign approach which the CPDM has decided to adopt this year to push their candidate to a seventh mandate.

Kamto’s show of force

It was almost heading to a showdown between security forces and supporters of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement after the Divisional Officer of the Douala IV municipality banned their rally last night. However, the party’s flag bearer Maurice Kamto and his supporters remained defiant and arrived the rally’s venue that had already been invaded by gendarmes and anti-riot trucks. Kamto finally held the rally where he stressed on the crisis rocking the North West and South West regions. He reiterated his promise to visit these regions once elected to brigh out those taking refuge in the bushes and organise a national dialogue and reconciliation forum. He also used the opportunity to promise adequate trainings to youths rather than donating laptops to them.

SDF rallies in the Mungo

The flag bearer of the Social Democratic Front Joshua Osih was spent his day in the Mungo division where he preached his vision to the masses. Osih’s caravan took off from Bonaberi led by the Littoral regional chairman of the SDF Jean Michel Nintcheu  before making their first stop at Dibombari moving to Souza, Mbanga before ending in Nkongsamba. Joshua Osih reiterated at every stop that he will increase the minimum wage package to 160.000 if he is elected President of Cameroon. He equally condemned the ongoing crisis in the North West and South West Regions of the country and has promised to solve the problem once he is elected. Joshua Osih has also been given a boost in his camapign by the presence of the Chairman of the party who has promised to accompany him to rallies.

Akere Muna already in 2025

On his part, the flag bearer of the Popular Front for Development FPD, Akere Muna already saw himself President seven years after the October 7 Presidential election during his party’s convention on Saturday in Yaounde. The international lawyer plunged into time to project a Cameroon with democratic governance and a strong rule of law. Akere projected a Cameroon with a sustainable and broad-based socio-economic development index and a strong corporate and economic governance policy. Addressing supporters at the Yaounde Conference Centre, Akere Muna promised to reform the national eduction system with a complete redifinition of the aims and curricula of schools and universities to better respond to the challenges of underdevelopment in all its forms.

Matomba launches Bus campaign

The flag bearer of the PURS party Serge Espoir Matomba was the centre of attraction this morning in the nation’s economic capital Douala with a bus painted to his colours and his picture. The bus will be used to transport him to all his rally grounds and he effectively started that on Saturday as he moved to Mbanga where he launched his campaign.


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