The Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) Jean Nkuete kicked off a national tour, on September 21, 2023, with Yaounde being the first stop of that tour. Apart from Yaounde, the tour includes nine other stops, each in a regional capital. According to the CPDM, the tour will enable the ruling party to mobilize its base for the next presidential election, scheduled for October 2025.
"With just a few months to go before these important elections, the issue of elections has become a strongly expressed concern, and it has proved more than necessary to pause and take stock of the work that has been done," says the CPDM's communication.
At each stop on the tour, Jean Nkuete will meet the members of the political bureau, the central committee of the region he is visiting, local elected representatives, and party officials. The agenda for those meetings includes a debriefing of the party’s situation to identify issues threatening party unity in the region and provide effective solutions. This grassroots work aims to prune away anything that could cause the CPDM to lose votes in the next presidential election, and even for the coupled legislative and municipal elections also announced for 2025.
The CPDM also announces that during these visits, militants will be trained in election-related issues. These seminars will notably "strengthen the awareness of CPDM militants and Cameroonians in general of what the forthcoming elections represent for Cameroonian democracy."
Michel Ange Nga