The House Speaker of Cameroon’s national assembly has challenged opposition political parties seeking a political transition to seek power at the helm of Cameroon through the ballot boxes and not on the streets.
In a plenary session to mark the beginning of the November Ordinary Session of Parliament Thursday, November 12, 2020, Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril said “no to insurrection and disrespect to national institution”.
Without outrightly mentioning the name of a political party, the parliamentarian from Mayo Sava Division in the Far North called on opposition political parties to patiently wait for the 2025 presidential election.
In another condemnation, the speaker of the national assembly expressed indignation at the frequent massacre of men, women and children in the anglophone regions and Far North regions of Cameroon.
He applauds government military might in combating separatist fighters in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.
A use of military that has ironically been condemned by many at home and abroad, who think the war springs from a purely political issue and therefore demands a political and not a military solution.
Cavaye Yeguie Djibril says “Enough is enough ” with the killing. A statement critics say is not backed by the government’s action to stop the war.
While applauding government’s strategy in tackling coronavirus pandemic, Hon. Cavaye passively mentioned excessive flood in the Logon et Chari Division in the Far North that has rendered over 500 families homeless. Commentators say he fails to criticise seven members of government who spent three days in the Far North inspecting destruction caused by flood yet nothing has been done to remedy the solution.
The November parliamentary session will focus on drafting, debating and adopting the 2021 state budget.
Earlier indications by the government suggest that a greater part of the government will go for security, health and the organisation of football competitions. Orientations that have nothing to do with job creation and the reduction of poverty.