1, March 2017
The National Chairman of the National Union for Democracy and Progress (NUDP) Bello Bouba Maigari has won a vote of confidence from members of his party. He was re-elected at the 6th ordinary congress of the party that held in Yaounde on 25th February 2017. Bello Bouba Maigari has been National Chairman of the party since 1992 and has been given the mandate to serve the NUDP for the next five years.
The vote of confidence was given by members during the congress that brought together party members from the ten Regions of the Country. The meeting that took place at the Congress Hall in Yaounde was attended by representatives from friendly political parties including the CPDM, SDF, UPC, FSNC, UPF, MP, MDP.
Apart from the election, party members also evaluated the activities of the NUDP during the last five years. They also drafted a road-map for the forth coming Municipal, Legislative and Presidential Elections to be organized in 2018.
Chairman, Bello Bouba Maigari during the event, called on government to improve the electoral system in the country. He suggested that the biometric system be extended to the polling stations; that government institute a single ballot paper system and that the voting age be brought down to 18 years.
He also said that the present appointed Government Delegates be replaced by elected Mayors. Discussing the current security, socio-political and economic situation of the country, Bello Bouba Maigari lauded President Biya’s engagement in fighting Boko Haram on the one hand.
He encouraged government to resort to dialogue in dealing with the Anglophone Crisis on the other hand. He hailed the creation of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism urging President Biya to appoint its members as soon as possible to uphold Cameroon’s unity in diversity.