By David Atangana
The elections management body in Camerooon, ELECAM, has made public a list of political parties eligible to contest for the March 12, 2023 senatorial elections in the country.
Out of the 12 political parties validated to contest across the ten regions of the country, only the SDF and the CPDM will be contesting in the troubled English speaking North West and South west regions.
While the governing CPDM has fielded candidates in the two regions, the opposition SDF will only lock horns with the ruling party in the North West Region.
The CPDM list in the Northwest region has mostly new comers in the race with one pioneer senator of the region staging a come back.
Some of the new names include Former Secretary of state for Penitentiary administration, Ngafesson Emmanuel Bantar, Former member of Parliament for Widikum Enwe Francis Abi, Neba Ndosiri Brigitte, Fointama Hilda, Mbufung Carl Moses and Kobenge Sekedi Bomeh.
The lone pioneer senator of the region retained is Emma Lafon of Bui.
The SDF on the other has retained mostly the incumbents replacing few names including those who had died like senators Kemende Henry of Ngohketunja and Fon Kumbongsi of Donga Mantung Division.
They include Senators Vaningansen Mochigle, Ajuh Honored Ngam, Kinyang George,and Buh Sule.
New comers in the list include Former Mayor of Ndu Bunyu Emmanuel Nyugap, Amboufei Diana and Mafogho Inusa Petiangma.
In the South West region, the CPDM is expected to win without campaigning as she faces no challenge from any other party.
All incumbent senators of the region have been maintained.
They are senators Mbella Moki Charles, Nfor Tabetando Ndiebso, Otte Andrew Mofa, Ntube Agnes Ndode, Ankie Affionf Rebecca Amah, Lekunze Andreas Nembo and Lionel Papinatu Fobderson.
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