Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Cameroonian Opposition Seeks Single Candidate To Challenge Paul Biya

Finding a single candidate to run against President Paul Biya in the October 7 presidential elections is a puzzle Cameroon’s opposition is working hard to solve. Negotiations are under way among parties for a possible coalition. There’s no success so far.


Joshua Osih, the candidate of the Social Democratic Front, the main opposition party, is measured about the idea of an opposition coalition for a single candidacy.

“We sincerely believe that joining forces of the opposition is a very good thing in an election but we do not believe it is an ultimate road to victory”, Osih said.

We sincerely believe that joining forces of the opposition is a very good thing in an election but we do not believe it is an ultimate road to victory.
Cameroonian Opposition Seeks Single Candidate To Challenge Paul Biya
Another candidate, Akere Muna believes in a possible opposition merger against Paul Biya, in power since 1982. He says he’s ready to quit the race for a candidate chosen by the parties.

“I have spoken with most of the candidates and I perceive this awareness that the people expect us to make a gesture. I don’t think it’s a problem, this abundance of candidates is just proof that Cameroonians are worried about their future.”

The presidential election in Cameroon will take place on 7 October. Eight candidates are in the running, including 85 year old President Paul Biya. AFP
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