"The peaceful settlement of the aged-old disputed Bakassi peninsula between Nigeria and Cameroon demonstrated to the international community the fraternal love and brotherliness of the Cameroonian and Nigerian peoples. The achievement should fetch for both leaders the Nobel Peace Prize," Ismaila Adegbola told the press on Saturday 16 January 2010 at the secretariat of the Nigeria Community in the Littoral Region.
The press briefing was aimed at presenting to the national and international media, the 2010 plans and projects of the PDP Douala Ward and marked the beginning of a sensitisation and mobilisation campaign in prelude to the presidential elections in Nigeria come 2011.
"Once again, Nigeria marches towards another historic election come 2010 and 2011 to select by ballot a leader who will pilot Nigerians through another leadership era. The PDP has put in place a mammoth sensitisation, mobilisation and campaign machinery in all parts of the country and beyond its borders to allow all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora fully participate in the country's democratic evolution by constitutionally and freely voting into office a candidate of their choice."
While calling on all Nigerians in the Littoral Region and Cameroon at large to militate massively with the PDP, Ismaila Adegbola called for complete respect of the laws in force in Cameroon.
Plans And Projects
Ismaila Adegbola disclosed to the press that "the Peoples' Democratic Party of Nigeria, Douala Ward has numerous plans and objectives to achieve for its militants and the Nigerian populace as a whole".
The plans and projects he cited include amongst other plans to mobilise corporate support for successful campaigns in Douala, emphasis on the welfare and equal opportunities for Nigerians, launching of 'Re-branding Nigeria Project' (which is a new concept put in place by the country's government to give the genuine and reputable image of Nigeria to the world.), strengthen cohabitation relationships between Nigerians and Cameroonians, promote mutual respect understanding of the religious and cultural diversity of Nigeria, enhance security of people and property, promote sustainable development through the provision of sound education, basic healthcare, food security, rapid industrial growth and adequate housing for all Nigerians.
The Nigerian Peoples' Democratic Party, it is worth noting, saw the light of day on 28 July 1998 with the aim of restoring and strengthening democracy, achieving national reconciliation, economic and social reconstruction and respect for human rights and the rule of law.
The visit to Cameroon of the National Secretary of the PDP, Abubakar Kawu Baraje on 10 August 2009 marked the official beginning of the party's chapter in Cameroon with the commissioning of Jude Okafor Eze as the National Chairman for the Cameroon Chapter. Cameroon then became the 48th foreign chapter of PDP.
PDP Douala Ward was inaugurated on 21 November 2009.