As Parliament Opens, Hon. Cavaye Condemns Recent North West Attacks, Calls For Peace. SDF Parliamentarians Boycott Session, Say Government Sees Anglophones As Dogs To Be Caged
Tuesday 14 November has marked the opening of an ordinary parliamentary session in Cameroon.
The meeting opened amidst the tense atmosphere of the Anglophone crises especially the recent wrangling of the North West.
Being the third and last ordinary session for the year 2017, it was presided over by Cameroon’s Senate President and the speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril.
Hon. Cavaye condemned the recent Bamenda attacks and called on a peaceful and stable Cameroon.
It is reported that Parliamentarians of the main opposition party, SDF boycotted this session of Parliament.
The parliamentary group released a communique expressing disgust at the degenerating socio-political crises in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon.
They write :
“In its recklessness, the government has encouraged its functionaries and elites to refer to Anglophone Cameroonians as terrorists to be killed, dogs to be caged in and rats to be exterminated. The public media has been transformed into Radio Mille Collines of yesteryears. Any public demonstration in the country has been severally repressed whereas the CPDM can organized demonstrations, marches and manifestations in support of the government and CPDM positions at will “
Read Communiqué below
Reaffirming their stand for federation in Cameroon, the party called on the government to urgently look into the issues of Anglophone Cameroonians.
However, the parliamentary session will last till December 12, 2017 and is much anticipated as Cameroonians (most especially the English speaking regions) expect the body to discuss some biting issues of the Anglophone struggle apart from the adoption of a new budget for the year 2018.
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