Senate Race 2018: UDP the peoples Alternative

El Hadi Lawan Bako

The United Democratic Party, UDP of El Hadj Lawan Bako, Senatorial list leader of the UDP at this year’s senatorial elections has called on councilors of the CPDM and SDF to vote massively for the UDP as the better alternative after the CPDM senators failed to deliver during their last mandate and the SDF refusing to boycott parliament in November as requested by the electorates.

The party says the CPDM in five years has don virtually nothing for the region in terms of bringing meaningful development to the local masses and councilors who are the electorate have been left in penury

Speaking at a Press briefing in Bamenda, El Hadj Lawan Bako said the main reason for the party presenting her candidacy is the fact that the government has failed woefully to properly handle the Anglophone crisis and if elected into office, they will cause the forces of law and order to work in synergy with the population and bring to a logical end, the Anglophone crisis.

The six out of the seven Substantive candidates’ present, pledge to embark on developmental projects once elected into office, with municipal councilors as partners.

The UDP has challenged councilors to vote for the betterment of their constituencies and say NO to the violation of human rights on what is today known as party discipline. The seven substantive and seven alternate members who make up the UDP list were all invested by at least five councilors each, currently serving in both the CPDM and SDF.

The UDP, a party of the presidential majority has NO councilor in all the 34 councils that make up the North West region but believes that political parties should always dare in they need to emerge. Its National chair prides himself as the one who convinced SDF Councilors at the senatorial elections of April 2013 in Boyo division to vote for the CPDM that eventually won.

The party is competing with CPDM, SDF and NUDP for the available of seven seats in the region with the elections billed for March 25.