Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How Dr. Fuh Calistus Worked for CPDM Victory in the Ako/Misaje Special Constituency

By Haruna Mohammadou
Minister Fuh Calistus Gentry presenting the candidates and Ballot paper
 In no point in time in olden times has an election swayed so much enthusiasm and scheming than the September 30, 2013 Municipal/Legislative elections in the Ako/Misaje Special Constituency even though history had it recorded that Dr. Fuh Calistus Gentry surmounted all to give CPDM victory. Ako/Misaje was the center of attraction with two political parties challenging the CPDM both in the parliamentary and municipal elections. 
Yet Minister Fuh Calistus Gentry who headed the CPDM campaign team to Ako/Misaje defied all the odds to retain the parliamentary seat for the CPDM and the Misaje Council. In the municipal elections in Misaje, the SDF managed not to lost deposit while NUDP lost its deposite both in the municipal and legislative. CPDM by crushing majority the Misaje counci and the votes from Misaje turned tables in Ako in favour of CPDM. From Ako to Misaje, Dr. Fuh Calistus campaign messages were pregnant with feasible actions. He used the opportunity to show how much the people of Ako/Misaje will gain by confirming their unflinching support to President Biya. He enumerated numerous projects that the people have benefitted in the past seven years ranging from good road infrastructures, creation of secondary schools, health centers etc. Everyone knows that the big take away of 2007 twin elections in the Ako/Misaje Special Constituency was that the CPDM outsmarted the SDF with the coming into the scene of Dr. Fuh Calistus Gentry in both races to win the lone Parliamentary seat and the two councils of Ako and Misaje but with the coming into play of lantern forces, especially the Kuta Factor, the CPDM had to lose the Ako Council to the CPDM. Yet in Misaje the CPDM scored crushing win with 4,350 votes as against 2,327 votes for the SDF and 281 votes for NUDP.
It should be recalled that Minister Fuh Calistus in his capacity as the leader of the CPDM to Donga Mantung also reconciled CPDM disgruntled militants in Nwa, Ndu and Ako after the publication of the selected candidates. If Nwa won, it is thanks to the fact that Minister Fuh Calitus reconciled the Nyanganji Job, Hon. Genesis Mbucksek and Dr. Ngomfe. He also reconcile Abdou Borno with the party given that his candidature was dropped for a female candidate.
How Kuta Factor Dashed CPDM Hopes in Ako Council
Greed is said to be the only virus that ends up destroying the carrier and itself. This statement is not only true to itself from the greediness demonstrated by the people of Kuta zone, but above all betrayed and destroyed the CPDM in Ako. In fact, those who understand the rule of life teaches us that any momentary triumph you think gained through argument is really a pyrrhic victory:  The resentment and ill will you stir up is stronger and lasts longer than any momentary change of opinion.  It is much more powerful to get others to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word.  Demonstrate, do not explicate. Yet Kuta wanted every elective position through argument. The tussle led to the population giving the CPDM a sanction vote. It should be noted that (Hon. JK Ntoi) the former Member of Parliament cum Section President of the CPDM hails from Kuta area, (Abe Michael) the Member of Parliament elect also comes from Kuta area, (Ngi Christopher), the Alternate Senator for Donga Mantung Division is from the same Kuta area and yet out of greed, the Kuta people also wanted the son of the Section President to be the mayor. According to what we gathered, this act of taking all and giving nothing to the others pushed the people of Lower Mbembe to rebel against the CPDM. The unexpected happened anyway. The truth is that when Dr. Fuh Calistus won the Parliamentary ticket in 2007 and was later appointed as cabinet minister, Hon. JK Ntoi stepped into his shoes given that he was his alternate. Matters started arising when Abe Michael was endorsed to step into Hon. Ntoi’s shoes while Ntoi Victor was eyeing the mayorship. Even with the overwhelming votes from Abafum at the polls, Akwaja and Berabe swallowed Kuta and the CPDM for SDF.

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