Maximise Winning Opportunities

Campaign for the election of Regional Councillors coming up on December 6, 2020 rumbled off on November 21, 2020. For 15 days running up to December 5, 2020 at midnight, political parties that are running for the election in the 58 constituencies of Cameroon, as well as traditional rulers will use every opportunity to woo electors.
For the past weeks, both the political parties and candidates for the election of Delegates of Divisions and candidates for the election of traditional rulers have been burning the midnight candle to brainstorm and adopt the best campaign strategies to be used during the two weeks of campaign. Many produced gadgets such as T-shirts, placards, posters, banners, caps, pens, mufflers and designed captivating messages in manifestos all intended to cajole electors and maximise their winning chances in the ballot box. Some of the political parties such as the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM) that is competing in all the 58 constituencies has a campaign machinery that spans from the council level up to the national level at the CPDM Central Committee. Other political parties have put in place structures to coordinate the campaign for their candidates.
On November 21, 2020 when the campaign for the election was officially launched according to the provisions of Section 87 of the Electoral Code, few campaign meetings were observed. Instead, on the eve of the official launch, officials of political parties were still meeting to finalise their strategies and deployment on the field. Many announced that they were to start effective campaign beginning this week. Traditional rulers were not also very perceptible on the field and many list leaders have also announced effective campaigning this week.
What is certain is that taking into consideration the nature of the election which is through indirect universal suffrage,  the campaign will not be characterised by hustling and bustling.
In the election the college of municipal councillors have to vote the Delegates of Divisions and  the college of traditional rulers will elect their peers. There has to be real mapping in the campaign as the electorate is not many. However, f...



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