|Yang Philemon flanked by Minister Fuh Calistus in Misaje|
The head of the CPDM campaign leader to the North West Region, Prime Minister Yang Philemon has reminded the people of Donga Mantung Division that when the people of the division are happy, he is a happy man. Yang Philemon said that the people should support the CPDM so that government could look into their problems. From Nwa to Ndu, down to Ako, Nkambe and Misaje, Yang Philemon said he came along with warm greetings from President Biya. He called on the population to vote for CPDM candidates. To Yang militating in the CPDM is a great sacrifice because it is God that will reward them for their contribution in nation building. He frowned at political violence and warned that no one should take a cutlass to butcher anyone. He made a jump-over on the issue of the ring road as he (Yang Philemon) added that the ring road will be tarred from Ndop to Kumbo but failed short to tell the people of Donga Mantung when the Kumbo-Nkambe-Misaje stretch of the road will be tarred. To Yang people should vote for a party that will develop Cameroon. He said people should vote a political party that will foster development. The CPDM and SDF, he said are like a kolanut tree. And that a kolanut tree that doesn’t bear fruits should be felled. In Nkambe, he likened the SDF to a barren kolanut tree and in Misaje PM Yang described the CPDM as the palm tree that produces not while the SDF is a barren one. Yang Philemon said this is the time for people to make the right choice. The best choice, he said should be the CPDM. He prescribed door –to-door campaigns for the CPDM.
On his part Dr. Fuh Calistus, head of the campaign team for Donga Mantung West said the CPDM government has ignited hopes in Ako/Misaje Sub Divisions. Dr. Fuh Calistus Gentry said with the CPDM schools have been created, the road Babungo-Misaje was upgraded. Minister Fuh Calistus also said that the dream that Misaje could become an earth road junction is rife. To Dr. Fuh Calistus, Ako/Misaje will remain the bastion of the CPDM in Donga Mantung Division.
Uncertainty looms large in some CPDM bastions as the Prime Minister’s visit exposed some unknown yet not hidden cracks. The turnout in Ako and Nwa was indicative that the CPDM has collapsed into the doldrums. In Nwa, a scanty population showed up to receive the Prime Minister. In Nwa, the situation was similar. It should be recalled that in 2007, the CPDM carried the day in Nwa but opinion polls put the SDF on the lead after Yang’s visit. In Ako, the Parliamentary seat could move to the SDF or NUDP while the Misaje Council is likely to be shared. In Nkambe and Ndu, even though Ndombang Gerard Ngala, CPDM Parliamentary has shaken the tides, the chips are still down for the CPDM as SDF is 85% up the scale. For the CPDM to emerge again in Misaje, pundits say Dr. Fuh Calistus will have to work extremely hard as key militants like Kanjo Ernest alias Kanjo Mada have crossed carpet back to the SDF. Another school of thought holds that due to the fact that PM Yang never made any concrete statement on the situation of the Kumbo-Nkambe-Misaje stretch of the Ring Road, things may be more complicated for the CPDM.
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