16 February 2009

Cameroon: Elecam Members Will Be Sacked If They Fail to Perform - Bello Bouba

The Chairman of the National Union for Democracy and Progress, NUDP, Bello Bouba Maigari, has declared that members of Cameroon Elections, ELECAM, would be sacked if they don't live up to the expectations of the people.

Bello Bouba was speaking February 14, at a ceremony to mark the beginning of the year for the party and its political institutions at the party Secretariat in the Etoa- Meki neighbourhood in Yaounde.

Speaking to the press, he said Cameroonians should observe the members keenly to ascertain that they are working in line with their yearnings; that is, the organisation of free, fair and transparent elections.

"If they are not, certainly we will make it known and may be, we will ask that they be changed because democracy in this country has to continue and we cannot go back nor allow anybody to take us back," Bouba said.

On the issue of fulfilling the aspirations of his militants within the framework of the alliance with the ruling CPDM party, Bouba emphasized that the alliance was first of all about being in a position to contribute ideas that can promote democracy in Cameroon.

Being a member of a political party that has been part of the government for years has given the NUDP party members the opportunity to perform and be cited as examples in Cameroon, he claimed.

Justifying his position, he argued that anybody can choose to stay on the side of the road, and always criticise as the NUDP did in the early days of multiparty politics. But, he hinted, the NUDP has shown that it is truly a party of the opposition through its participation in all elections organised in the country, with their own banner and candidates who have always cast votes for the party and the country, he said.

"We have never let them down and will never do that," he averred.

He said for those who thought the NUDP is dormant; it is alive and kicking and remains a major political party to reckon with.

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