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2018 Presidential election: Akere Muna declares assets before starting campaigns

Akere Muna has declared his assets before starting campaigns (c)jounalducameroun.com

The flag bearer of the Popular Front for Development Akere Muna on Monday declared his assets and health records before kicking off his campaign on Tuesday.

He is the first and only person amongst the nine candidates to have done such and said he wants to start preaching by example.

During a press conference organised at his headquarter on Monday to unveil his campaign schedule, Akere Muna stressed on transparency and accountability as the watch words for the “New Republic” which he is trying to build for Cameroonians.

He thus proceeded by presenting his personal documents which show that he has four bank accounts in Cameroon lodged at the Ecobank, SGBC, NFC BANK and UBC banks. He also has an account at the CityBank in New-York and one at the NatwestBank Camdem Town Branch in London.

In terms of his assets, Akere inherits one-seventh of of landed property on the estate of the late Salomon Tandeng Muna, his father. To this day, he has not erected any building. He also has life insurance to cover his funeral expenses.

Akere Muna also owns a Toyota Landcruiser V8 vehicle worth 40 million CFA francs and another 2015 Chrysler 300 model vehicle, valued at 21 million CFA francs.

As for his health, Akere Muna (66), 1m80, 106kg is doing well, according to his medical report. He has a normal heart beat according to the medical report signed by Dr. Joshua Walinjom on duty at the Yaounde Central Hospital.

Akere says by making these private information public, he is paving the way for the implementation of Article 66 of the 18 January 1996 Constitution on the declaration of assets. Once in office, Akere Muna says he will oblige all those managing public funds to declare their assets before taking office.

A journey to Etoudi which starts with his campaign in Eboilowa on Tuesday as Akere Muna seeks to travel through the country to woo voters.

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