The Mayor of Buea, Ekema Patrick Esunge, has heaped heavy criticisms on CPDM party hierarchy in the Southwest Region, for selecting a small confined of a hotel to launch the party’s 2018 Presidential elections regional campaigns, whereas there existed better alternatives.
He was speaking in Buea, shortly after close to 500 CPDM militants for the Southwest, thronged the Buea Mountain Hotel, to launch activities that will culminate to a hundred percent vote for incumbent President, Paul Biya, in the October 2018 presidential elections.
According to Mayor Ekema Patrick Esunge, organising an event as big as the launch of CPDM campaigns for the entire Southwest Region in a mere hotel that cannot accommodate the party’s population, was a novice choice from the party hierarchy. He indicated that better alternatives were present, though the party’s top brass chose instead a hotel.
« We couldn’t have organised such a massive event in a mere hotel when we had 2 to 3 alternatives. We could have used the Buea independence Square, the council premises or the youth animation Centre, where our party has always held its event, » Mayor Ekema articulated.
It should be noted that the Mayor alongside some senior Buea council officials, staged momentary distractions in the hall where the Campaigns were launched, hence, creating summary halts..
While the mayor from time to time either rained insults or pled for an opportunity to speak, other members of Buea Council like Barrister John Kamane, Councillor for Great Soppo, interjected most of the speeches with his murmurings and loud utterances.
He even went ahead to wage personal attacks on some members of the high table.
From the look of things, the Buea council officials came to the event to err out their grievances and frustrations on how the party activities are being carried out in the Buea Municipality.
Over and above, the Buea Mayor, Ekema Patrick Esunge, promised a hundred percent vote from Buea, for President come October 7, presidential elections.