Jean Blaise Gwet, business man and member of Patriotic Movement for Change in Cameroon MPCC Party announced on Wednesday April 26 that he would run for president in 2018, becoming the first candidate to declare himself officially in the race.
The business man who considers himself an advocate of peace, declared at a press conference in Yaounde that his candidature has been endorsed by his MPCC Party.
Stating his determination to reshape the country’s political landscape, Jean Blaise Gwet said he is campaigning for peace, human rights and social cohesion. According to him, his campaign will not only bring hope to Cameroon but will win the challenge of living together.
When quizzed on how he would manage the ongoing Anglophone crisis, the MPCC presidential candidate said Cameroon is one and indivisible. To him, all arrested Anglophone leaders should be released under a clearly define purpose that there will be no secession or separation talks.
The 60 year old entrepreneur and executive officer of the lucky Gwet solar energy company was candidate in the 2011 presidential election and later declined due to unpreparedness. Jean Balise Gwet use the Yaoundé press conference as an opportunity to thank President Biya for his service to the country and stated that the presidential couple can go about their humanitarian activities peacefully even after the presidential race.
He is confident that his party will bring meaningful change to Cameroon.