The president of the Alliance for Democracy and Development announced his candidacy on September 29, 2016.
Garga Haman Adji (72 years) will once again run for the presidency. At the head of the Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) since 1991, the former Minister of Public Service is a candidate in the presidential election of 2018. The septuagenarian has made the announcement on Thursday during a press conference he held at his home in Yaounde.
Publishing this information, La Nouvelle Expression (LNE) published on September 30 indicates that the announcement of the member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission is not surprising, “since in the aftermath of the 2011 presidential election, the native of Far North region, already hinted that he will be among the candidates for the election of 2018 “.
The newspaper recalls that “Garga Haman Adji has in his account two participation in elections (presidential). Those of 2004 and 2011. However, these interests of the General President of ADD to the presidential elections have always ended in disastrous failures. Illustration: After the 2004 election, the Alliance for Democracy and Development obtained 140,372 votes or 3.73% of votes cast. In 2011 the result was no better as the party got 3.21%, ranking third. “
To date, the ADD does not really enjoys significant political weight. Following the municipal and legislative elections of 2013, the party won no mayor or MP. Still, says LNE, its president has no plans to make a coalition with other political parties. “The coalition means giving up the idea that one has of democracy. In a democracy, every particle is a contribution. And this can be positive as negative. We had a 92 coalition; we won. It is in the night that we reversed. If after having made that coalition, people are got detached, there is nothing to hope for. When you experience something and you see that it was not successful, you are looking for another way, “said Garga Haman Adji.