Communication Minister, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, has allocated campaign time for all nine Presidential aspirants for the October 7, 2018 election.
The official ceremony spelling out the time for the various candidates took place on Tuesday at the Ministry of Communication with the Minister being the main speaker.
According to Tchiroma, there would be a parity time for every candidate and no candidate would be given priority over the other. “Each candidate would have 6minute 40seconds for the television and 13 minutes on radio every day,” Tchiroma said.
Tchiroma argued that the dispositions are according to the law organising social communication in Cameroon and the CRTV which is a public broadcaster would ensure that the public is well informed about the manifesto of the various candidates.
Present at the meeting was the Director General of CRTV, Charles Ndongo, who averred the readiness of his corporation to accompany the various candidates to the Presidential poll. The meeting was intended to brief the representatives of the various candidates to the Presidential election of the services put at their disposal by the national broadcaster, CRTV for free.
However, despite the splendor of the project past experiences have proven otherwise with a near total concentration on activities of the ruling CPDM party and its candidate, Paul Biya.
This has made many opposition parties to accuse CRTV of bias and for derailing from its mission of public broadcaster to regime propagandist.