Militants of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement party(CPDM) have intensified preparations ahead of the party’s’ flagbearer to the October 7 Presidential election, Paul Biya’s visit to Buea, tomorrow Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
At the Buea Independence Square, militants are busy cleaning, repainting, mounting of effigies and posters of their candidates.
The cleaning and mounting of canopies is largely done by staff of the Buea Council.
The town which is yet to regain steam following the 48 hours’ curfew instituted by the DO, Kouam Wokam Paul from Sunday September 30 to October 1, 2018, has experienced little or no movement today as the few inhabitants left in the town have decided to remain indoors.
Business premises and movements of taxis, buses have remained paralysed in the town.
According to the Mayor of Buea, Ekema Patrick Esunge, who doubles as the Head of Local Organising Committee, the visits of CPDM Presidential candidate to Buea is to cement the victory for the party.
“There’s no doubt that our Presidential candidate is visiting Buea tomorrow, Wednesday, October 3. His visit is to concretise our victory come October 7, 2018. We the supporters of the party have galvanise all it takes for him to come to Buea,” Ekema Patrick told the press.
When asked who will welcome their Presidential candidate given that the town is deserted and circulations have been paralysed by the administrators, the Mayor said “We will mobilise supporters from all over the Region and even non supporters of the party to be present at the Buea Independence Square. We have equally made available buses to carry our supporters to and from the grand stand after the event,” he added.
Responding to questions on the recent threats from the Pro-independence fighters to disrupt the event, Patrick Ekema said “Who are they to disrupt the event, those marquisats? As you can see there’s full deployment of the military in the Region, you can even see the Presidential guards have been stationed all over Buea to protect us and our property. The coming of the Head of State to Buea is to proof to the secessionists that Buea remain under the control of the Head of State, number one political figure of this one and indivisible country”.
It is worth mentioning that since the start of the Presidential campaigns, Buea and South West Region at large is yet to feel the campaigns ambiance even though the CPDM had launched campaigns in Buea with very timid turnout.
Incumbent Biya is visiting Buea after his recent visits to Maroua, Far North Region over the weekend for the same purpose. Biya lastly visited Buea in 2014 during the reunification celebration.