Monday, March 9, 2020

Mayor's Election: the Central Committee of the Rdpc comes into force

By bringing to the fore its quarrelsome and demobilizing investitures in the process of appointing municipal executives, the Central Committee of the Democratic Rally of the Cameroonian People (Rdpc) had some bad times last week in the election of city mayors. What made some say that the Cc / Rdpc has passed in force.

In Douala, it took more than 48 hours for Benoit Ndong Soumhet, the representative of the Central Committee to pass the nominated candidate of his party, Roger Mbassa Ndine finally elected by 235 votes against 25 to Jean Jacques Ekindi. But after how many hours of meetings that started just after the Central Committee published the list of its candidates who benefited from his inauguration. 

Suddenly, it is the exit of the wood of the candidates who had publicly announced their candidacies. This is particularly the case of Dr Gérémie Solle or the elected mayor of Douala 1st Jean Jacques Lengue Malapa who declared their candidacies and even invested the media to present their programs for the city of Douala. The Central Committee put an end to this cacophony even if it seems like a unilateral act in a party which wants to be a democratic rally. Identical and even more complicated scenario in Maroua where 3 days during the Rdpc, in a position of certain fragility could not find consensus around the man who had to face the opposition coalition at the town hall of the city of Maroua.

Because with only 5 advisers ahead of those of the opposition, the room for maneuver was reduced and any lack of perilous consensus. It is finally with the snatch that Dr Sali Babani was elected by 50 votes against 48 for Hamadou Amadou, candidate of the Fsnc and 7 spoiled ballots. It must be said that there too the Rdpc played with fire if it must be admitted that the main part of these spoiled ballots came from its camp. Identical and even more complicated scenario in Maroua where 3 days during the Rdpc, in a position of certain fragility could not find consensus around the man who had to face the opposition coalition at the town hall of the city of Maroua.

Because with only 5 advisers ahead of those of the opposition, the room for maneuver was reduced and any lack of perilous consensus. It is finally with the snatch that Dr Sali Babani was elected by 50 votes against 48 for Hamadou Amadou, candidate of the Fsnc and 7 spoiled ballots. It must be said that there too the Rdpc played with fire if it must be admitted that the main part of these spoiled ballots came from its camp. Identical and even more complicated scenario in Maroua where 3 days during the Rdpc, in a position of certain fragility could not find consensus around the man who had to face the opposition coalition at the town hall of the city of Maroua.

Because with only 5 advisers ahead of those of the opposition, the room for maneuver was reduced and any lack of perilous consensus. It is finally with the snatch that Dr Sali Babani was elected by 50 votes against 48 for Hamadou Amadou, candidate of the Fsnc and 7 spoiled ballots. It must be said that there too the Rdpc played with fire if it must be admitted that the main part of these spoiled ballots came from its camp. in a position of certain fragility could not find consensus around the man who was to face the opposition coalition at the town hall of the city of Maroua. Because with only 5 advisers ahead of those of the opposition, the room for maneuver was reduced and any lack of perilous consensus. It is finally with the snatch that Dr Sali Babani was elected by 50 votes against 48 for Hamadou Amadou, candidate of the Fsnc and 7 spoiled ballots. It must be said that there too the Rdpc played with fire if it must be admitted that the main part of these spoiled ballots came from its camp. in a position of certain fragility could not find consensus around the man who was to face the opposition coalition at the town hall of the city of Maroua. Because with only 5 advisers ahead of those of the opposition, the room for maneuver was reduced and any lack of perilous consensus. It is finally with the snatch that Dr Sali Babani was elected by 50 votes against 48 for Hamadou Amadou, candidate of Fsnc and 7 spoiled ballots. It must be said that there too the Rdpc played with fire if it must be admitted that the main part of these spoiled ballots came from its camp. It is finally with the snatch that Dr Sali Babani was elected by 50 votes against 48 for Hamadou Amadou, candidate of the Fsnc and 7 spoiled ballots. It must be said that there too the Rdpc played with fire if it must be admitted that the main part of these spoiled ballots came from its camp. It is finally with the snatch that Dr Sali Babani was elected by 50 votes against 48 for Hamadou Amadou, candidate of Fsnc and 7 spoiled ballots. It must be said that there too the Rdpc played with fire if it must be admitted that the main part of these spoiled ballots came from its camp. 

If in Yaoundé, we can say that the final outcome was accepted, we can not say that the pill was easy to swallow. It was even bitter with regard to the candidacies which were eyeing the post of mayor of the city of Yaoundé in these times of accelerated decentralization. From Emile Andze to Augustin Tamba via Jean Marie Abouna or Saint Eloi Bidoung who had officially applied, the emissary of the Central Committee, Minister Ibrahim Talba Malla and the permanent departmental delegate of Rdpc for Mfoundi, Gilbert Tsimi Evouna or even Senator Elie Victor Tsoungui did not tweak their brains too much to bring back the "recalcitrants" in the ranks. All these mediators just had to sprinkle their arguments with the trademark of the very high hierarchy of the party.

It is certain that for cities like Yaoundé and Douala, the choice of these men could not have the support of this very high hierarchy. And to look at it closely, both in Douala and in Yaoundé, it looks like the choices that the President of the Republic and no less the national president of the Rdpc are used to making. Particularly for the capital city, we would not insult anyone that this is a perfect illustration of a presidential choice that escapes all the logic of networks known to the common people of Cameroon for the positioning of a certain elite. Yes, Luc Messi Antagana was the man we least expected to take the keys to the city of the 7 hills. However, his career profile is authoritative. We can safely say that to implement this first era of city halls, 

Certainly if the quality of the men chosen by the Central Committee of the Rdpc can be justified today, we can still question this somewhat dictatorial side of these designations and the way in which they are communicated to those in charge of operating the vote. In any case, as it is done, it opens the way to what is considered indiscipline and for the small voter who participated in the choice of the municipal councilor, there is like a deception on the goods. In Douala, the Rdpc does not owe a proud candle to its permanent regional delegate, the Minister of State Laurent Esso who knew how to deploy all his treasures of diplomacy and his convincing speech to stifle the sling of the candidates for mayor of the city of Douala who had not had the party anointing and who nevertheless, had embarked on an expensive electoral campaign? What reaction have we had on the MOP side? Any. Supposing that Jean Jacques Lengue Malapa had passed, after his withdrawal, a watchword to vote for Jean Jacques Ekindi, the Rdpc could easily lose this town hall just for its culture to never listen to the sound of the bell coming from the based. As such, one must question one day: where does the indiscipline so much criticized in this political formation come from? From the militant base or from the executives who manipulate the circulars of the national president according to their selfish interests? The answer is certainly in the question. In any case, the city mayors are already in office and it is on the ground that they will be judged. Like that of the city of Yaoundé.


Source: LA NOUVELLE N ° 530