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Legislative-municipal elections: FSNC rallies militants in the north

Legislative-municipal elections: FSNC rallies militants in the north

Paru le mardi, 27 juin 2023 17:08

Last weekend, the Cameroon National Salvation Front (FSNC) held a meeting in Pitoa, in the north, gathering thousands of sympathizers. During the meeting, Issa Tchiroma Bakary (photo), president of this political party close to the ruling party CPDM, set the course for the legislative and municipal elections, scheduled for February 2025.

"We are urging our militants to vote massively for FSNC candidates. And to do that, they need to register en masse on the electoral lists," Issa Tchiroma Bakary told the press.

In all likelihood, the FSNC has decided to mobilize its electoral base in the only three communes it controls. In the February 2020 municipal elections, Issa Tchiroma Bakary's party won the mayoralties of Pitoa, Lagdo, and Mayo-Oulo, all in the North.

FSNC officials clearly state that they want to retain control of these three communes, despite the internal dispute that separated them from a dozen councilors, who were even courted by the CPDM that wants Lagdo back in 2025. The party has since resolved this dispute, which ended with the departure of Luc Kaga, who ceded the mayor's chair to his party comrade Harouna Damatal. 

Last week, to rally militants, it organized a large meeting in Lagdo. Apart from those rally meetings in its strongholds, the FSNC also considers increasing its influence by conquering other areas in the north, even in other parts of the country. 

In the 2020 legislative and municipal elections, the FSNC won three seats at the parliament and three mayoral offices. Before those elections, it had no members in mayoral offices and the parliament. 

Michel Ange Nga  

● Fact Cheking



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