Archbishop Samuel Kleda has expressed doubts over Biya’s election win in the Far North, North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.
He told journalists in a press conference in Douala this Tuesday October 23rd.
“I don’t see up to 89% of people going through such suffering voting for the same person who has been there, doing nothing about the hardship of the people…the far north is one of the poorest and undeveloped regions in Cameroon…I am seriously puzzled by those figures…,” the Archbishop of the Metropolitan Archbishop Diocese in Douala told journalists today.
On the overwhelming win of Paul Biya in the embattled North West and South West regions, the President of the National Episcopal Conference asked to know where the voters came from when majority of people in the Anglophone regions are displaced.
The figures advanced according to him,are questionable.
Archbishop Samuel Kleda equally lashed at what he called “hasty ruling of the Constitutional Council”.
“I think all the candidates, Kamto, Cabral and Osih had a strong case and proofs to show there were irregularities, especially the petition of the SDF on the North West and South West Regions where few people voted…They had to be listened to them… Cameroon is a country with the rule of law, the council kept rejecting all the limitations which was not normal..” Samuel Kleda told the press today.
Samuel Kleda equally reserved no kinds words, for government for militarising major streets,towns and villages as the elections were being proclaimed.
“If the President elect was absolutely sure of his victory, why panic over possible protest…how can less than 29percent of those who voted against you overpower more than 70percent of your genuine voters? I honestly don’t think this makes sense at all… “the Archbishop wondered.
The Archbishop of the Metropolitan Archbishop Diocese in Douala expatiated that, results of elections in most Central African countries are known, even before voters go to the polls and that the case of Cameroon was not any different.
He advised that the electoral code needs a total overhaul for the general interest of Cameroonians.
The President of National Episcopal Conference, also urged the government to engage a genuine and inclusive dialogue, in order to put an end to the current anglophone crisis.
“We can only exhibit love for one another by coming together on the same table for dialogue so that peace can finally return to the anglophone regions… We are the only ones to seek solutions to this crisis and no one else… ” Archbishop Samuel Kleda concluded.