Tuesday, February 25, 2020

SDF Councillors boycotts election of Bamenda City Mayor



Councilors from Bamenda 1, 2 and 3 have cast their votes to elect a Bamenda City Mayor, today February 25th 2020, to meet the law on Decentralization and Local Development and scrap the Post Government Delegate, in the person of Vincent Ndumu Nji.



Paul Achombang, who hails from Momo, has lived in Bamenda and been Grand Councilor for Bamenda 1 since 2013. CPDM's candidate, nominated for the position of City Mayor, being a trained civil engineer, a CPDM militant and has been a role model in Politics.

During deliberations between Councillors, this Reporter gathered that, SDF Councillors came to vote a candidate which they believe could bring Development to the Town of Bamenda, and rejected the CPDM candidate coming from Bamenda 1,replacing the outgoing who hailed from Bamenda 1.




Councilors of the SDF party did not have a candidate and nominated a CPDM Councilor, Angwafor Louis from Mankon and a Councilor from Bamenda 2 Council which was opposed by Senior Divisional Officer for Mezam.

The Senior Divisional Officer,  Simon Mooh Emile being an observer at the exercise said SDF Councilors can not nominate a CPDM candidate, and ask the SDF Councillors concert amongst themselves and nominate a Candidate.

After Concertation and deliberations amongst SDF Councilors, nominations were closed which allowed Paul Che Achumbang to stand alone.



"We are use to the SDF, when they are a minority somewhere,it's a kind of song that they have been singing in the National Assembly,its what they came here and try to implement but they failed because we can't accept when people are there to disrupt public order" . Simon Mooh Emile, SDO for Mezam




"we are going to design projects that will last this city a hundred years,if SDF Councilors didn't vote for me because they walked out, we don't hate them for that,they are still members of the city and we will reconcile ourselves for that" City Mayor, Achombong Paul.

Angwafor Louis says he doesn't recognize the elections done because his name came up several times and hierarchy rejected it.

"There was need for a representative of the People at the Level of the City, so all 93 councilors had the right to vote anybody and my name came from all over And the SDO will not take it.And it was very clear That the one candidate was selected ,was sent by Atanga Nji Paul,which he himself said,and so at the end of the day we are comfortable to know that there is alot of Dictatorship And harrasment in the Electoral process." Angwafor Louis.

Paul Che Achumbang Born 26th September 1965, Manager of Congress Hall and Secretary of Mezam 1 constituency emerges as City Mayor with 58 votes in favour of him, accompanied by 1st and 2nd Deputies;Ndoh David Chi from CPDM party and 
Lucas Nguh Aging,from the SDF 


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