Cameroon’s Ex-Prime Minister Philemon Yang Grabs New Post

Philemon Yang is the new chairman of African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to Mauritania. Philemon Yang is heading a thirty five man commission.

He was recently appointed by the chairman of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahammat.

The objectives of the AUEOM are first to provide an accurate and impartial reporting or assessment of the 22 June Presidential Election, including the degree to which the conduct of the elections meet regional, continental and international standards for democratic elections.

Secondly ,to offer recommendations for improvement of future elections based on the findings; and finally to demonstrate AU’s interest to support Mauritanian’s elections and democratisation process to ensure that the conduct of genuine elections contributes to the consolidation of democratic governance, peace and stability.

The Mission will meet with the political, administrative and judicial authorities of the country, the institutions in charge of elections, the national actors involved in the electoral process and the representatives of the international community in order to be aware of the arrangements made for the holding of credible, free and fair elections.

This is the first job Cameroon’s longest serving Prime Minister Philemon Yang has grabbed since he was dismissed from President Paul Biya’s cabinet on the 4th of January 2019.
Political critics say Philemon Yang as Prime Minister of Cameroon violated electoral rules in October 2018 when he voted in Bamenda instead of his native Oku village in the North West Region of Cameroon.

During the election, thousands of people displaced from the North West and South West of Cameroon due to the crisis were not permitted to vote.

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  1. PHILEMON YANG AGAIN? Africa will make no headway in the world of transparency, as long as continental bodies, such as the African Union continue to blunder by firing competent officials, such as Dr Arikana Chihomboro-Quao, and hiring incompetent officials, such as Philemon Yang, from a corrupt dictatorial Cameroun with a notorious record of human rights abuses and genocide. The build-up to Ambazonia happened when Philemon Yang, a toothless bull dog, was PM of Cameroon. His impact in terms of alleviating the suffering Southern Cameroonian population was nil, to say the least, as he chose to sit on the fence and play it safe with Dictator Biya. How on earth can he easily become candidate for another job offered by the African Union? The French-run AU has truly become a tool for La Republique du Cameroun’s pursuit of its pro-French colonial policy of remote-controlling the oppression of Ambazonians. A very sad story to tell any objective observer. This shows the extent to which the long arms of the French will leave no stone unturned in the Ambazonian crisis. But the the most recent turn of events and the resolve of Ambazonians are making France fail woefully. Never again will the French ever succeed in strengthening their grip on Ambazonia.

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