With presidential election scheduled to take place in October 2018, some ten Cameroonians have declared their readiness to challenge President Biya, the natural candidate of the ruling CPDM party. Without any official statement from opposition leaders such as John Fru Ndi of the SDF, Adamou Ndam Njoya (UDC), Maurice Kamto of the MRC, and the regulars of the presidential competition, Ekane Anicet , Hubert Kamgang, Albert Ndzongang, Bernard Achuo Muna, Esther Dang, Jean De Dieu Momo, Garga Haman Adji and Jean Jacques Ekindi, … eight candidates whose political parties are not represented in parliament have also expressed their intention to run for president.
The eight included Nzamekeup Tchuandjio, Jean Blaise Gwet, Jean Marc Ngoss (AVP 48), a dissident of MRC Mr Fabien Assigana, Martial Bissog, Cabral Libii, Antoine De Padoue Ndemanou and Messanga Nyamdig of the ruling CPDM party. Alongside these nominations, the nation is expecting further announcements in the next few days from Edith Kah Wallah, Alice Sadjo. Christopher Fomunyoh and Vincent Sosthène Fouda.
Cameroon law allows political parties not represented in parliament to present candidates for the presidential election. Each Cameroonian can also be an independent candidate. In addition to fulfilling the requirements all candidates must have 300 signatures at the rate of 30 per region. In 2011, the date of the last Presidential election in Cameroon, 23 candidates including the 84 year old Biya contested.
By Sama Ernest
Cameroon Intelligence Report