It is now set that neither the Social Democratic Front-SDF nor the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement-CPDM will launch its campaigns for the September 30, 2013 Twin Elections at the Nkambe Grandstand. The decision to bar the two political parties was taken by the Divisional Officer for Nkambe, Abba Abdouram on September 2, 2013 in a crisis meeting with local party officials. The DO for Nkambe allegedly took the decision after both political parties had chosen September 14 to launch their campaigns at the Nkambe Grandstand. According to classified sources, the decision by DO to bar the two political parties from using the Grandstand on September 14 is intended to avoid another clash. It should be recalled that during the last Presidential Elections, CPDM and SDF militants clashed at the Nkambe Grandstand. The clash almost generated into a general fight as tempers flared and hands went above the shoulders. Of late, another incident took place at Wat market square whereby Mary Awudu and Ngwayi Ivo were assaulted. With political gangsterism gaining grounds in Nkambe, the administration for Donga Mantung Division we gathered is aware of the stakes and has always been smart a avoid an uncomfortable scenario. Hints as to Prime Minister Yang Philemon would address CPDM militants at the Fon Jabfu Ibrahim Nfor Grandstand have come to null. More, Hon. Awudu Mbaya and Co. may only wait for the last day to stage another political propaganda. At Press time, information as to whether the two political parties have selected different sites for the launching has not reached us yet. However, the unknown yet not hidden fact is that no political party shall launch it campaign on September 14 at the Nkambe Grandstand. Talking to this reporter, Mangoh Jones Tanko said that since the SDF submitted the first declaration, they (SDF) should be considered. He added that in as much as the SDF is the ruling party in Nkambe and they are the ones controlling the grandstand, it is out of question for the SDF to be barred from using a grandstand they manage.
Courtesy of Donga Mantung Eye No 30When News Breaks Out, We Break In. Minute by Minute Report on Cameroon and Africa