A new approach to political campaigning will be undertaken in the West African United Republic of Cameroon.
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Background: A new approach to political campaigning will be undertaken in the West African United Republic of Cameroon. It will follow the first graduation of students from a school for political groups set up by the ruling Cameroon National Union Party.
The graduation ceremony on Saturday (March 16), at the headquarters of the Cameroon National Union party, was presided over by President Ahmadou Ahidjo and the President of the National Assembly, Marcel Marigoh Mboua. Most of the trainees on the course are members of the upper ranks of the Party in various provinces through Cameroon.
The aim of the school is to instruct the men in party ideology and policies. The graduates will now become instructors and leaders of the Cameroon National Union in their own areas.
President Ahidjo warned the graduates at the end of the six-week course that their responsibility began with party loyalty to help in the fight for national construction.
President Ahidjo said the graduates should be true Party militants, not only giving theoretical lessons, but also living a life conforming with their political doctrine. The school for Party groups will conduct more courses later this year.