Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cameroon:SDF Finally Joins Voters Registration

By Choves Loh
This was one of the major resolutions of the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Bamenda on sunday.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) ended in Bamenda on August 7, with a resolution urging all Cameroonians to submit to the voters registration exercise put in place by Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) ahead of the 2011 presidential election.

The stakes were high and the waiting was long in the NEC session of August 6 and 7 with SDF Chairman, John Fru Ndi presiding. The session moved the party away from sitting on the fence in what the NEC member and Minister of Justice in the SDF Shadow Cabinet, Professor Kofete Kale said, " the supreme interest of Cameroonians influenced NEC decision to avoid further ambiguity in their minds about the party's position ahead of the 2011 presidential election". He said, the SDF recognises the ballot box as the best instrument of grabbing power.

  The SDF according to Professor Kale, recognises the fact that President Paul Biya has reacted to some of the party's requests in recent times by expanding the Electoral Board of ELECAM and the involvement of Cameroonians in the Diaspora in the electoral process.

The agenda of the NEC meeting acknowledged that Cameroon needed a clear position from the SDF. It also emerged that Chairman Fru Ndi will grant a press conference in Yaounde on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 and equally receive a visiting delegation of Socialist International to Cameroon in the days ahead.Hon. Jean Jacques Ekindi, the President of the Progressive Movement (MP) on a working visit to Bamenda was also received by Fru Ndi on the sidelines of the NEC meeting. Hon. Ekindi told the press that the meeting was to renew contacts with the SDF Chairman-Cameroon Tribune

1 comment:

Akam said...

By urging Cameroonians to register for the upcoming elections SDF is showing her political maturity and affirming it is the leading opposition party in Cameroon. SDF has understood there is need for harmony in our political system so as to avoid chaos at the upcoming elections.