Cameroon is preparing for its presidential elections, next year 2018 and most of the candidates are not yet known. In preparation to the upcoming general elections, Akere Tabeng Muna is preparing to formally announce his candidacy for the 2018 presidential elections.
In a video released on his YouTube page, he announces that he would like to be part of the solution that Cameroon is crying out for, that is the creation of a New Republic.
“It is with a great sense of responsibility and humility that I have decided to inform you of my intention to run for the office of the president of the republic of Cameroon in the elections constitutionally scheduled 2018.”
Inviting especially the women and the youths to join him on this journey, he echoed “for too long we have lived in a country without any clear future, for too long we have lived in a country where the people have no voice, for too long we have lived in a country where the women have no choice, for too long we have lived in a country where the poor and underprivileged have no chance.”
Giving a wakeup call to Cameroonians, the lawyer asked them to join the Now Movement, “the days of waiting are over we must begin here, now and today.”
Aged 65, Akere Muna is a Cameroonian lawyer who is currently the Chairman of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Council. He is also the Sanctions Commissioner of the African Development Bank Group and a Member of the High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. He previously served as the Vice-Chair of Transparency International, and he has presided over the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union, the Pan African Lawyers Union and the Cameroon Bar Association.
He has played an important role in the current Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, the most recent role being writing a letter to the UN Secretary General to react to the crisis before it leads to a genocide.