The former Mayor of the Njombe-Penja municipality Paul Eric Kingue has announced he will be lending his support to the Maurice Kamto for the upcoming Presidential election on October 7.
Paul Eric Kingue, leader of the Patriotic Movement for a New Cameroon -MPCN party made the announcement on Sunday after an extraordinary meeting of the party held in Douala.
The decision came as a surprise to many after Paul Eric Kingue had earlier said this year that Maurice Kamto, leader of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement did not have the required political experience to lead Cameroon.
“At the end of talks and taking into account the opinions and contributions of the various participants, Maurice Kamto, president MRC (Cameroon Renaissance Movement), was unanimously endorsed by the MPCN ahead of the presidential election of October 7, 2018, ” Charly Olivier Lobe Priso, Secretary General of the MPCN said in a statement.
The statement also adds that the decision was taken after Paul Eric Kingue met with other Presidential candidates before chosing Maurice Kamto. Details of the meetings were however not revealed.
Paul Eric Kingué, former mayor of Njombe-Penja, in June last year announced he will run for the 2018 Presidential election. At the time, he claimed to be backed by a vast network of Cameroonians in the country and the diaspora.