Sunday, 8 October 2017

2018 Election - Akere Muna For President ... Read Full Speech

Cameroons most prolific Legal Mind Barrister Akere Muna has announced his candidacy for the 2018 Presidential elections. The announcement is contained in an over five minute’s speech addressed to Cameroonians and published on his campaign official website.

Barrister Akere Muna says “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 President Republic of Cameroon in the elections constitutionally scheduled for 2018.”

He promised to work in favor of women and youths adding that “the cornerstone of this movement will be the Women and the Youth of this country”

The Now! Movement is officially recognized as the campaign bedrock of the international Legal Luminary. The Presidential aspirant says Cameroon must remain united by its diversity and not divided by it.

READ FULL SPEECH

AKERE MUNA

ANNOUNCEMENT SPEECH


My Fellow Cameroonians,
Our Country is now at the crossroads of its history.
We must now move Towards a New Republic.
A New Republic that finds strength in diversity,
A New Republic founded on good governance,
A New Republic built on the Rule of Law,
A New Public inspired by the will of the people,
A New Republic that is a Union we must define,
A New Republic that must cultivate zero-tolerance for corruption, tribalism, nepotism and favouritism.

A New Republic that reaffirms justice for all, healthcare for all and education for all.

My commitment to our Union and to our nation is resolute. I have therefore taken the decision to be part of the solution that our country is crying out for: the creation of this 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 President Republic of Cameroon in the elections constitutionally scheduled for 2018.

Our Union faces serious challenges. Lives have been lost and many of our fellow citizens have been injured. Today, our hearts and prayers go out to all those who lost their dear ones. To the injured, we wish you all a swift recovery. Public and private property has been destroyed. The stability of the Nation is in peril.

Our institutions and systems of governance must be relevant to the hopes and aspirations of the people. The bond between citizens and their government must never break down.

I have been blessed with a national and international career in Civil Society and International institutions. I consider that my experience as a Member, and later Chairperson, of Eminent Persons Panel of the African Peer Review Mechanism, has given me the pointed expertise in evaluating the governance of the corporate, social, economic and political sectors of African countries. This, indeed, has helped me to identify and analyse the ailments and afflictions of our beloved country, Cameroon.

As a member of our Civil Society, I believe that I am in a strategic position to create a non-partisan platform to catalyze the transformation of our nation. Therefore, in the coming months I will continue to reach out to our Youths,to Civil Societiesto Political Parties, andt o Traditional Rulers. 
2018 Election - Akere Muna For President ...  Read Full Speech
The cornerstone of this movement will be the Women and the Youth of this country. They give so much to our society and get very little in return. In spite of this injustice, their energy is unrelenting. I ask all the Youth and women of Cameroon to accompany me in this journey. I urge you to join the NOW! Movement and to participate actively in the creation of a New Republic.

For too long we have lived in a country without a 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 under privileged have no chance.



We have been transformed by material needs and blinded by greed. This is not Cameroonian.
Together, we have the power to change things for the better,Together we can direct that power to succeed,Together we can change our ways,Together we can change our society,Together we can change our country, andTogether we can choose our leaders.

The days of waiting are over.

We must begin here, now and today. Those who thought they put us to sleep now realize that we are still awake. Those who thought we should live in fear now realise we stand up for ourselves and for our country.

Our country must remain united by its diversity and not divided by it.

Fellow Cameroonians,
Join our march Towards the New Republic.

Join the Now! Movement Be part of the change that 21st Century Cameroon deserves.
Join me and let us be part of the solution.
Long Live Cameroon!

My Fellow Cameroonians,
Our Country is now at the crossroads of its history.
We must now move Towards a New Republic.

PROFILE

Barrister Akere Tabeng Muna is of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1978 and admitted to the Cameroon Bar in 1982. As a Practising Lawyer, he served two terms as the President (Batonnier) of the Cameroon Bar Association; and subsequently served for a decade as President of Pan-African lawyers Union (3 Terms).

Batonnier Akere Muna was the first ever-elected President of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union and has been a member of the High Level Panel on the Audit of the African Union.

A distinguished member of Eminent Persons’ Panel of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM); He later on became the Chairperson Batonnier Akere Muna’s experience with international financial institutions includes being a consultant for World Bank and also the African Development Bank.

He was a Member of the International Monetary Fund Consultative Group for Sub-Saharan Africa.
He is a civil society activist and fierce defender of civil and political rights. Batonnier Akere Muna is widely recognized for his global leadership as a champion of good governance and anti-corruption. 

He is currently:
Chairperson of International Anti-corruption Conference;
Sanctions Commissioner of the African Development Bank;
Member of African Union’s High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa; and
Chairperson of the Vetting Panel of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Managing Partner of Muna and Muna SCP.

Source: Cameroon News Agency.




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