As the countdown to the March 25, 2018 Senatorial elections narrows, the odds seem to be stacked against the National Union for Democracy and Progress (NUDP) in the North West Region of Cameroon.
Speaking in Bamenda on Friday, March 16, 2018, while launching the party’s Senatorial campaigns in the Region, the Senatorial list leader, Leonard Tumenta, described the party’s gunning for Senatorial seats in the birthplace of Cameroon’s democracy in a euphemistic manner.
According to him, their participation in the Senatorial elections in the North West Region can be described by many people as hunters going for hunting without guns.
Here: “we are going into these Senatorial elections in the North West Region without even a single Councillor in the Region. Some people may consider us as hunters going for hunting without guns. But this is a special kind of hunting exercise and we have gathered here today to announce our presence on the hunting field. Even without any Councillor, we shall make the Upper House of Assembly,” Tumenta stated.
The NUDP Senatorial list leader said despite the absence of a single Councillor in the Region, they are upbeat that their impressive track record in the past elections will propel them to victory.
He bragged that they are going to use the 1992 strategy where the won 68 out of 180 seats in the National Assembly without even a single Councillor.
Meanwhile, Tumenta harped the party’s campaign on the current socio-political turmoil that has engulfed the North West and South West Regions.
Going by him, if voted into the Senate, the NUDP will do everything possible within her powers to ensure that the Anglophone Crisis is settled once and for all.
According to him, only inclusive and credible dialogue can lead to a peaceful settlement of the Crisis, void of any bloodshed or the firing of the gun.