One of the 28 candidates who have dropped their files for the Presidential election billed for October 7 has pulled out of the race.
Isaac Feuzeu, President of the ‘Mouvement pour l’Emergence et le Reveil du Citoyen’ party, MERCI declared on Friday he was pulling out of the race to throw his weight behind incumbent Paul Biya who is seeking a seventh term in office.
Cameroon’s elections management body, Elecam confirmed on Friday morning 28 candidates- including Isaac Feuzeu- had applied to run for the country’s top job.
Hours later the President of the MERCI party was amongst the 20 opposition parties that officially declared their support for the candidate of the ruling Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement, CPDM.
“Two days ago(18 July 2018), talks were held between members of various political parties and MERCI after which it was decided I drop my candidacy and support Paul Biya to help accomplish his mission,” Isaac Feuzeu said after Friday’s meeting.
He added that one of the reasons that pushed him to join the “presidential majority” is due to the inability of the opposition parties to unite for a single bid.
The crisis in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon as well as the security challenges in the Far North Region of Cameroon can only be handled by an experienced leader like Paul Biya, Isaac Feuzeu who ranked 17 at the 2011 Presidential election says.