Friday, September 21, 2018

Presidential 2018: Jean-Jacques Ekindi declares his support for candidate Paul Biya


Cin | Coup de théâtre as part of the pre-campaign of the presidential election of Sunday, October 07, 2018. Jean-Jacques Ekindi, the president of the Progressive Movement, opposition political party, said late morning on Thursday, September 20, 2018 , that he supports Paul Biya, incumbent president and candidate to his own succession for the presidential election of October 07, 2018.

The leader of the MP explained his choice during a press conference held at the headquarters of his party in Deido district in Douala. "Beforehand I had taken the option to federate, to form a coalition for a single candidacy of the opposition. I invited the candidates for a consultation. During the first meeting, although absent, Mr. Akere Muna was one of the few candidates who had shown interest in my proposals. At the second meeting, everyone gave up. It does not work eventually. In addition, I had developed five points that should frame the action of the opposition during this election. I did not meet any attentive ear. I also noticed that no opposition candidate really cares about the situation of our children who are not going to school in the North West and Southwest Regions. None of the candidates takes a firm stand for the return to a normal situation. With these attitudes, one can not take the risk of entrusting the destiny of the country to anyone. I therefore solemnly brings my support for Paul Biya for re-election, "said former contender for the presidency, came in 9 th position after the 2011 Presidential

Without being in front of the political scene for several years, Jean Jacques Ekindi multiplies recent outlets that are stain.

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, he had organized a press conference at the Hilton hotel in Yaoundé to announce that he will apply for the election of October 7, 2018.

July 19, deadline for the filing of applications for ELECAM, the name of Jean-Jacques Ekindi is the big missing in the list of contenders.

The former deputy, dubbed the "Lion Hunter", came back on Thursday to the front of the stage by appealing against all odds supporters to vote for Paul Biya on October 7, 2018.

Thus, the hunter of Lion Biya finally rang his arrows and became the friend of the Lion. After 26 years of fighting in opposition for change, the former Baron Biya regime, he signs his return to a regime he knows well?

Jean-Jacques Ekindi joined the opposition in 1992 by creating the Progressive Movement (MP). While in some previous presidential elections, he gave up before the opening of polling stations, he achieved his best score of 0.45% in 2011 against 0.8% in 1992.