Cameroon: Kamto proposes solutions for a return to normalcy in the English speaking regions

A Cameroonian politician who stayed away from the February twin elections and caused many Cameroonians to boycott has vowed he will not relent his efforts to fight for change on his return to the country from a tour abroad.

Before he began addressing his supporters in Douala, Littoral Region of Cameroon Wednesday, he called for a minute of silence for those who died during the Ngarbuh Massacre.

He urged his supporters to mourn and pray for those affected by the Ngarbuh Massacre on February 14, 2020.

The leader said staying away from the polls was a sign of victory, though victory will come only when the war in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon comes to an end.

“None of us should be able to sleep with the images and information we are getting from the Northwest and Southwest regions,” Professor Kamto told his supporters.

“If anyone does this, it means they aren’t fit to govern us,” he added.

The opposition leader said he has made some proposals on how to solve the anglophone crisis and it isn’t new to the government.

“The first is to liberate Ayuk Tabe Sisiku, for peace sake, a cease fire on both warring parties and the demilitarization of the English speaking regions, leave the police to do the job if you want the population to have confidence in you.”

“The construction of ruined villages, how do you expect people to return home if their houses have been destroyed?” he asked.

And lastly he spoke of “convening a large dialogue with our friends of the NW and SW Regions of Cameroon.”

He equally urged the government to liberate all political prisoners, especially those of the MRC, such as Mamadou Mota, Sylvanus Moutugha and the others.

The opposition leader reassured his supporters that his mission is to bring Cameroonians together and he doesn’t care bout those who insult him.

Maurice Kamto leaves prison

In October last year the opposition leader Maurice Kamto walked free from jail after a military court ordered his release at the request of President Paul Biya.

The opposition leader was released after nine months imprisonment, alongside 102 others.

Kamto went on trial with 88 others in a military court in September 2019 on charges of insurrection, hostility to the motherland and rebellion crimes which could carry the death penalty.

Kamto was arrested in January 2019 after months of peaceful opposition protests over the results of the October 2018 election won by the incumbent President Biya.

Last weekend French President Emmanuel Macron revealed that he put pressure on Mr. Biya to liberate Prof. Kamto before he set foot on Lyon for the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.


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