The party has set out to mobilise militants and supporters ahead of the 2018 elections.
For some time now, Dr Adamou Ndam Njoya’s Cameroon Democratic Union (CDU) is on the field with a succession of activities intended to ensure effective presence and mobilise party members and supporters ahead of the presidential, council and parliamentary elections expected next year 2018.
After organising the Republican Day dedicated to reflection on the Tripartite Conference of 1991 and peace in the nation’s capital Yaounde, party officials plan to move to the remaining nine Regions of Cameroon. The CDU National Communication Secretary, Ahidjo Mongwat told Cameroon Tribune that Republic Days was to be organised at the CDU Littoral Regional Office in Douala on November 22, 2017. From there, party officials will move to the other regions.
In the days ahead, a number of activities will also be organised in the CDU stronghold, Noun Division in the West Region. The party’s National Communication Secretary disclosed that they are preparing to organise a series of cultural manifestations to promote traditional dishes, musical arts and a marathon in the capital, Foumban.
All these activities would culminate to the annual exhibition called the “Carnaval de Foumban”, (Foumban Carnaval). The manifestation true to its traditional of being staged at the beginning of the year, will take place on January 1, 2018.
This will come to add greater impetus to the communion with the grassroots militants and supporters that has been ongoing. One of the fellowship occasions was the recent parliamentary tour of all the CDU Members of Parliament to their constituencies. Mr Ahidjo Mongwat said the four Members of Parliament were accompanied during the tour by the CDU National President, Dr Adamou Ndam Njoya.
As election days will be drawing closer, the CDU National Communication Secretary disclosed, staff and officials will be trained to prepare them.
The Cameroon Democratic Union since the reintroduction of multiparty democracy in Cameroon, has been consistent on the field through participation in national and local elections. At moment, it is the fourth political party in the National Assembly with four seats. It also controls councils in the Noun Division and has hundreds of municipal councillors.