Thursday, February 27, 2014

Reunification Celebration: NUDP Shakes Buea

Ndansi (in suits), leading NUDP Youths-Feb. 11
(NewsWatch Cameroon)-After about 20 years, the National Union for Democracy and progress, NUDP, once again showed itself in Buea during two key events recently; namely, the 48th National Youth Day and the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Reunification of Cameroon.
On both events the party unarguably stole the show when its hundreds of militants marched past dignitaries at the independence square.
Clad in their party T-shirts, the NUDP militants on 11 and 20 February, respectively filed past, under the leadership of their National Youth President, Ndansi Elvis Nukam.
They marched past amid thunderous applause given that it was the first time since 1992 that the party had shown its colours in the Southwest Regional capital, Buea.
It should be recalled that during the 1992 legislative elections, the NUDP, under the able leadership of its National President, Minister Bello Bouba Maigari, swept 13 out of the 15 Parliamentary seats in the Southwest, taking many political observers aback.
Since then, the party suddenly went comatose in the Region. In Fako Division specifically, the NUDP has of late been vibrant only in Tiko where they contested last year’s municipal and legislative elections of 30th September.
Thus, the young and dynamic Ndansi Elvis of the youth wing of the party told reporters after the march past on 11th February in Buea that their intension is to re-establish and reactivate the party in the entire Southwest. He went on that his plan was to make the party vibrant in each of the 31 sub divisions of the Region.
Ndansi Elvis, it would be recalled, contested the 30th September legislative elections in his native Ako/Misaje constituency in the Donga Mantung Division of the Northwest Region on the NUDP ticket but luck did not smile on him.
Culled and edited from Eden Newspaper N°832 of Feb. 24, 2014-As reported by McDonald Ayang

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