The Vice Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon Emilia Monjoa Lifaka, has urged fellow Fako CPDM militants to come out massively on October 7 and vote for their party’s candidate, Paul Biya.
Hon. Lifaka, was speaking at the CPDM Party Secretariat at Down Beach in Limbe, Friday, September 21, in her capacity as the President of the Fako Divisional Coordination team to launch campaigns for her party for the up-coming Presidential poll billed for October 7.
Lifaka, in a press briefing after the campaign launch that took place inside the Secretariat, urged all CPDM militants in Fako to muster courage, elbow their way out of their houses, go to the poll and vote for their candidate, Paul Biya, come October 7.
The Campaign launch brought together Sections Presidents of the different CPDM Sections across Fako Division, like the host Fako IA President, Andrew Motanga Monjimba; Eric Ngale Ngomba, President of Fako IA, among others. The meeting is said to have been attended by some 50 militants.
Lifaka observed that the election billed for October 7 in Cameroon is facing a huge challenge, especially in the Northwest and Southwest Regions where the on-going Anglophone Crisis has pushed the pro-independence Ambazonia fighters to declare that they won’t allow any election to take place within these two Regions.
Taking cognizance of the position being held by the Ambazonia fighters as far as the October poll is concerned, Hon Lifaka, in a press interview, said; “there is no election without challenges.”
She stated that: “You cannot be going for an election and expect to move on a bed of roses. It is a competition. It’s clear the challenges are there. But we are going to surmount the challenges through hard work and through selling our candidate to the electorate.”
She further stated that they would, after the launching, proceed with a “door-to-door” campaign strategy where they hope to touch every eligible voter.
“Our campaign strategy is to reach out to every Cameroonian who is eligible to vote,” Lifaka intimated, adding that “We want to get to everybody and present our candidate, because, our candidate is the only one that can guarantee the future of all Cameroonians, assure security and prosperity of all.”
The host President, Motanga, added his voice to the call made by Hon. Lifaka for their militants to overcome fear and come out on October 7 and support their Candidate with their votes.
The gathering is said to have been completely void of the usual fanfare and activism that goes with CPDM Campaign gathering or launches. There were no dance or animation groups to sing and dance for Paul Biya. The usual ‘CPDM oyee yee’ ululations could hardly be heard; maybe not beyond the walls of the gathering chambers where Lifaka and co sat. It was more or less a hush gathering void of the usual pomp and showiness.