Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) has made public the names of 28 candidates, who have submitted their files to contest for Cameroon’s top job, come October 7, 2018. Reports say the final list of candidates will be made public by August 8, 2018.
The Old Guards
However, statistics show that the main political parties that participated in 2011 are back in game. Incumbent President Paul Biya of the ruling Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement (CPDM) is vying for another term, while the leading parliamentary opposition party, the Social Democratic Front (SDF), has changed its candidate to put forth its 1st vice-president, Osih Joshua.
The Cameroon Democratic Union (CDU) which will once again be led by its president, Adamou Ndam Njoya, and the Alliance for Democratic Development (ADD) of former Minister, Garga Haman Adji.
NewcomersMaurice Kamto, national President of Cameroon’s Renaissance Movement (MRC), and Akere Muna the former president of the National Bar Association, who is running under the banner of the Democratic Popular Front (FPD) as well as Cabral Libii have also submitted their documents for the top job.
Other candidates include; Habiba Issa (UPC), Isaac Feuzeu (MERCI), Olivie Bile (UFP) and Bertin Kisob (CPSJ). For the first time, Cameron recorded a great number of independent candidates.
Zeh Amvene Geneviève, Gabanmidanba Rigobert, Barin Koula Edouard, Etonde Etonde Jean Patrice et Boboro Kekomo, Choupo Kangaing Herve submitted their documents as independent candidates.
By next week, those who thought they could compete for Cameroon top job the way they get up in the morning to walk freely into the bathroom or dinning room will see their documents rejected by the Elections Cameroon for this or that reason.
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