“Don’t wait for the change. Be the change!”
|Billboard showing Cameroon’s 2018 Presidential hopeful (Photo Credit: Prince Ekosso)|
Holder of a BA in Social Sciences and International Relations, he chairs the United Socialist Democratic Party (USDP), which was legalised in September 2011.
Although Cameroon has had the same president for 33 years, Prince Ekosso, 40, tells me he has what it takes to be the country’s next leader:
“80% of the population of Cameroon is made up of youths, and all of them have been praying and waiting for this moment to come. So, I can honestly and confidently tell you that we already have 80% of the potential electorate both home and abroad.”
He frowns at the system of “suppression and oppression” under the country’s long-standing leadership:
“We will harmonise the constitution and limit presidential mandates in Cameroon from 7 years to 5 years with 2 terms maximum.”
Prince Ekosso who currently works as a Business Development Officer and a Cultural Guide at the National Museum in Yaounde, Cameroon adds:
“Note that there are 144 thousand Cameroonian medical experts in France alone. We will bring them back to assist in treating our population from medical conditions which can be easily handled.”
One of his strategies is the creation of a Facebook group tagged, “The Next President of Cameroon” through which he aims to motivate the youths to participate actively in the political life of their nation. He has also created a fundraiser where supporters can contribute financially to boost his vision of change in Cameroon.
The husband and father of two states that the grand official launching of political activities of the USDP will take place sometime in 2016.
Among his multiple diplomas and certificates are a Certificate in Project Management and Impact Analysis and a Diploma in Advanced Leadership and Theology. Despite his faith-based background, he says his party is not a religious one. Yet he affirms the supremacy of God and the need for human leadership to draw inspiration from Him.