Friday, September 21, 2018

Presidential 2018: Minister Atanga Nji responds to candidates who refuse to cash the funds, 15 million FCFA, for the election campaign

Sources revealed that only the CPDM, the party in power had previously agreed to unload the 15 million FCFA provided by the government for public funding of the election campaign of his candidate Paul Biya.


Cin | Convened Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 12 in the Directorate of Political Affairs door 317 to the Ministry of Territorial Administration in Yaounde to unload the first tranche of the public funding of the campaign, some candidates fell from naked discovering the amount: 15 million FCFA for each of the nine candidates in the running.

Shocked, Alice Sadio, president of the AFP political party and secretary-general of the platform for the new republic which is the candidacy of Master Akere Muna did not put gloves to express his disagreement.

"Considering that billions have been budgeted for these elections; whereas Elecam has rejected the parsimonious management proposals (single ballot with photos of all candidates among others) for the purpose of running a less expensive but fair campaign in these times of war and lean cow; considering that the incumbent candidate has the hand on the public treasury and all the logistics of the State of Cameroon, we consider that it is at the same time a provocation and an insult "denounced Alice Sadio in an SMS reached our redaction .

According to our sources to the Minister of Territorial Administration, contacted late afternoon, only the CPDM, the party in power had previously agreed to unload the 15 million FCFA provided by the government for public funding of the election campaign of his candidate Paul Biya.

But, in the newspaper of 17h on the antenna of the State Radio, Paul Atanga Nji, the Minister of Territorial Administration has read a statement in which he informs the public that during a brief press briefing that he held in the early evening, he revealed that out of the nine parties that hired the candidates in the poll of October 7, three namely the party of the Universe, the SDF and the RDPC have already pocketed their quota .

Although the electoral code provided for the financing conditions for the election campaign, it did not indicate the amount to be paid to each candidate.

The nine candidates engaged in the succession of Paul Biya are: Serge Espoir Matomba of the PURS, Joshua Osih of the SDF, Akere Muna of the FPD, Cabral Libii of the Universe Party, Maurice Kamto of the RCM, Ndifor Afanwi Franklin of the MCNC, Paul Biya of the CPDM, Adamou Ndam Njoya of the UDC and Garga Haman Hadji of the ADD.