At the Party headquarters, members of the General secretariat are involved in one way or another in preparing for a grandiose celebration come November 6.
In keeping with tradition, the anniversary of President Paul Biya’s accession to the supreme magistracy will be celebrated by comrades of his party the CPDM. Thirty seven years since coming to power, the Head of state has accomplished quite a lot, giving his admirers reason to celebrate. At the party seat, the effervescence is not evident but behind closed doors, meetings and consultations began since the release of the SG’s circular sanctioning this year’s event.
Like always, the subcommittee in charge of sporting and cultural activities has planned to organise a semi-marathon of over 21km, a race for handicapped persons as well as roller skating. According to the program of celebrations come November 6, the take off point will be the esplanade of the Yaounde City hall, where several dance groups and militants will equally show up for the jamboree. Like in past years, the first phase of celebrations which is the sporting event will be chaired by Jean Nkuété, Secretary General of the Central Committee who will most certainly hand over trophies to winners of the various competitions.
As expected, celebrations will follow in the course of the day in the various sections of Mfoundi and according to the SG’s close aids, he will pay courtesy calls to some sections and this will likely be a joyous moment at the section.
From the planning of the day’s festivities, the SG, will play host later in the evening to militants of all spheres here at the Party seat, during which he will address his comrades and toast to their National President to whom they have pledged unalloyed support.
Presently in the Party seat’s premises, some traders in the CPDM party’s gadgets have erected stands and are readily serving customers moving up to them to purchase from the variety of items on display. Caps, scarves and shirts to name but a few on which have been stamped the party’s colours are selling like hot cake.
As preparations continue, militants nationwide are aware of the challenges that lie ahead and are readying for upcoming elections to assert the place of the ruling party on the political ladder.