|Cross section of CPDM militants at 30th annoversary in Nkambe|
Ngala Gerard, interim CPDM section president for Donga Mantung I made the call on Tuesday March 24, 2015 at the Nkambe community hall while addressing militants of the party as they joined their comrades nationwide in celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the CPDM party.
The CPDM for the first time in about 18 years won the Nkambe council (in 2013), which has been under the control of the opposition.
According to Ngala Gerard, the 18 months achievements of the CPDM team at the council outweigh that which the opposition achieved in eighteen years. Thus, he called on president Biya’s party supporters to consolidate this victory.
“Support the party which is the only road to development”, Ngala Gerard told CPDM supporters as he enumerated some achievements of the CPDM run council of Nkambe.
The acting section president urged his comrades who have not yet bought their party adherence cards to do as soon as possible. This, he said is very important as the party will soon embark on the reorganization of its basic organs.
|Ngala Gerard addressing CPDM militants|
“Only militants with party adherence cards will be eligible to vote and be voted”, he stated.
Ngala Gerard condemned the barbaric acts of the Boko Haram terrorist group and advised especially youths of Nkambe to always be on guard and collaborate with the administration in case of any suspicious acts.
Celebrating under the theme, "CPDM, 30 years at the service of Cameroon, and still promoting peace, unity, democracy and progress", other successive speakers at the event like the WCPDM section president; Balery Felicia and the vice president of the YCPDM; Tangong Oliver all joined their voices to that of the section president in condemning the insurgence perpetrated by the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Harping on the need to consolidate CPDM victory, the mayor of the Nkambe council, Ngabir Paul Bantar reminded supporters of the party that taking over the council was a sign of hard work, but they need to work harder to keep it.
“It is easy to climb to the top, but to stay on top, you have to burn the mid night candle”, the mayor said.
The SDO for Donga Mantung, Ngone Ndodemessape Bernard who joined CPDM militants in the anniversary said he was happy with the theme of the celebration.
“There is no development without peace, and for peace to reign there must be unity. To be united everyone must have the opportunity to express his or her self; that its democracy”, the SDO said adding that it was because of the importance of the theme that he and his collaborators were happy to join celebrations which according to him is 30years of success and development, “under our head of state, your party chairman”, he said.
In a motion of support to their national chairman and head of state, the CPDM militants in Nkambe pledged their total support to him (Biya) and the Cameroon armed forces in the ongoing war against Boko Haram. They also promised to act as vigilantes against the sect.
Though the community hall was full to capacity, the fanfare that usually characterizes such a political celebration was not felt.
“We cannot be dancing and singing when Boko Haram is causing havoc to our brothers and sisters in the Far North, the party decided to have a sober celebration with reflection on how to support the head of state, our national chairman and the defence forces in the war against Boko Haram”, Ngala Gerard told reporters at the end of the celebration.
By Ndi Eugene Ndi in Nkambe