The ruling Cameroon Peoples Democratic Party (CPDM) is having an easy walk to the helm of the country’s law making body. With the March 12 senatorial election still over a month away, the ruling party’s victory in two regions, is already sure.
Going by resolution No. 002 of February 07, 2023, the electoral council of Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) approved the party’s candidacy lists for the South and South West regions, where it will be running unopposed.
In the South region, the 7-man list includes Zang Oyono Calvin and Tabetando Ndieb-Nso for the South West region. Still in the South West region, Senators Otte Andrew Mofa and Mbella Moki Charles also join the others to extend their mandates as senators.
The set candidates for the two regions therefore are expected to automatically clinch the seats, given the absence of competition by any rival political party.
In the North West region, the CPDM is set to lock horns with the Social Democratic Front which has for the past years, been battling with internal squabbles and controversies, adding to its waning popularity.
The SDF which had deposited its files in the Adamawa region too, will be condemned to run in the North West region alone, according to the ELECAM resolution. The Adamawa will therefore be disputed over by the CPDM and NUDP parties only.
The Far North has the most parties competing for seats, with the NADP, CPDM, NUDP and MDR all in the race, in the region.
Going by the ELECAM resolution, 32 candidature lists were submitted by 13 parties against the March 12 Senatorial election. 22 were retained and 10 dismissed.
Poise News Desk