All-Opposition Coalition still Possible; Harnessing goals Saves Cameroon

All-Opposition Coalition still Possible; Harnessing goals Saves Cameroon

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D-day minus 1, to for the momentous 2018 presidential elections. One thing that the eight opposition flagbearers who all clamour for change needs to understand is that “a 1-man show” can never oust the incumbent, Paul Biya, who has arrogated all tactics for over 4 decades, on how to clinch to power. The message has to very clear.
Ever since official campaigns were launched in September 2018, Cameroonians have all questioned why the candidates who are all for one motive, have refused to form a coalition that will oust the the present status quo, and institute a new republic.
Poll of polls show that only a coalition can succeed to unseat a candidate like Biya Paul. Many Cameroonians with voter’s cards sue for a joint force among the opposition, to bring that change.
Good enough, they made numerous calls for all candidates to come and merge as one, but on the contrary the candidates have all remained defiant and have given deaf ears to the peckish looking changers who are in desperate need for a transformation. The candidates have move with their different plans and campaigns strategy trying to run as “a one man show.”
The good news here is that about 70% of Cameroonians needs change and can do anything at this level to seek for change in the political system of the country irrespective of the candidates. Interestingly all the opposition candidates have won the hearts of the 70% Cameroonians who are all hungry for change and are willing to vote; reasons why Tens of Thousands attends their rallies as compared to the 23 candidates in 2011 presidential election were they opposition candidates at the time could not pull such a crowd because at that time Cameroonians had not been this desperate for change.
Another important aspect here is that the incumbent has become very unpopular this year with the advent of Boko Haram, poor handling of the Anglophone crisis that have lead hundreds of thousands as refugees while hundreds are being killed on a daily bases and poor managing of state resources as compared to 2011 were his popularity rate was high and his hit teams were still much united with little or no infighting.
Longevity of services as the president of the nation is another added advantage for the opposition candidates to make use of as they plans to fight for Etudi 2018 if they form a coalition against the incumbent.
Another important aspect here is that all the candidates wants change and almost have the same manifesto why still reluctant to form a coalition?
Being penny wise pound foolish
The candidates are all reluctant to form a grand coalition because they see massive crowd behind them and think as one man candidate they can win the October 7th Presidential Election and hence, will need no coalition or if there should be any coalition they who have the greatest crowd should head the coalition else they will be no coalition.
This is being penny wise pound foolish simple because they are seeing massive crowd behind their rallies who are among the 70% Cameroonians that needs change and thinks that they can win the election but will failed if they form a coalition because the same crowd attends all rallies. And only come because they need change and know it can only come through a coalition
Another reason why some are reluctant especially the Social Democratic Front SDF party is because they pride themselves as the major opposition party who has a great number of MP’s and Municipal Council reason why if there should be any opposition coalition, SDF should be the one to head the coalition. This is being penny wise pound foolish because they think being the major opposition party with great numbers of MP’s, and seven Senators is enough to end them as head of coalition but fail to understand that without a coalition they will not win.
The question they should ask themselves is, since they started being major opposition party in Cameroon why have they not won any presidential election? Instead they are facing demising return as their popularity keeps dropping and will drop this coming Municipal and legislative election with the coming up of MRC of Kamto, Cabra Libii, Akere Muna, among others.
2019 Municipal Legislative Election
Refusing to form a coalition now that Cameroonians want a coalition to oust president Paul Biya will hunt them ahead of 2019 Municipal Legislative Election should Paul Biya wins the 2018 presidential; Election. The 70% Cameroonians who are desperately seeking for change now will see no need trusting them again because they abandoned them at a time they needed them the most.
Hence, will see no need in voting for the municipal and legislative election because nothing will change will President Paul Biya still in power.
But should they form a coalition and win the election it will serve as a boaster for voters to come out massively to vote and reorganize the upper and lower house because at that time CPDM will not be able to corrupt the system since it is a neutral president who don’t have majority of MP’s and Senators.
Those who will go in for a coalition ahead of for the 7th October poll 2018 will win the heart of the voters come 2019 Municipal Legislative Election should Paul Biya still wins the election because the voters saw their efforts and understood that they were not selfish during the 2018 Presidential poll.
It is very necessary to form a coalition now even if it is just one day to go because a coalition will oust Paul Biya even if rigging mechanisms are activated as the case was in Senegal with Abdulai Watt and Macky Sah .
Opposition coalition without SDF heading the list will be more advantageous to the SDF party should the coalition candidate wins the 7th October poll, this is because they will be the only party within the coalition that has the greatest number of MP, Senators and council and will use the opportunity to win more seat in 2019 Municipal Legislative Election.
And at that time the CPDM party will collaps and die a natural dead because there will be cross carpeting and infighting should they form a coalition and oust Paul Biya.
But if they choses to go on Sunday as one man show, then all of them are being Penny wise pound foolish because they know they will never win and the 70% Cameroonians who want change will not forgive them should Paul Biya wins the message has to be very clear. It is either now or never.

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