“The Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, CPDM has always prided itself in deceiving the world on the situation in the North West Region. They misinform the world on what is happening, claiming all is well, whereas they cannot even go to their respective constituencies….They must go and vote there,” these are the words of Hon. Njong Evaristus, a Social Democratic Front (SDF) party, Member of Parliament (MP) for Boyo.
He was speaking, Thursday October 4, 2018, in an exclusive interview granted Mimi Mefo Info.
According to the MP, the Northwest Region is on its knees, with no activity moving.
To him, the spade of violence between Cameroon’s Defence forces and the Ambazonia fighters, has caused untold damages to the socio-political and economic life of the region.
“Dead bodies are littered everywhere in the streets, everywhere is closed. Nothing is moving.
Yet, the CPDM party tells the world all is going on well, and elections should hold in a region that has been emptied of majority of its electorates,” Hon. Njong added.
The SDF Scribe posited that the CPDM’s move to petition the Elections Management Body (ELECAM), to transfer some of its members from other divisions to vote in Bamenda, is a true test of the malicious deceptions that the same party has been telling the world.
“Didn’t the CPDM say all is well in this region? Why then can the Prime Minister and his cohorts not able to vote in their respective constituencies? All their divisions have been blocked and invaded by ceaseless fighting. They are now scared of their own lives and so want ELECAM to give them free meal to eat in Bamenda. Even if that were to happen, what then becomes of the other electorates trapped in those regions whose names are not in this elites oriented list? By the way, they can never vote in Bamenda,” Hon Njong added.
Meanwhile, the MP calls on ELECAM to stick to the law and never revoke their decision to deny the CPDM request. He also calls on the world to be on the guard, so that the CPDM party doesn’t use Machiavellian tactics to buy their way out.
“We all know the CPDM party is great at breaking the laws of the land. They can always use malicious means to find their out. However, we are calling on ELECAM, to do the right thing. No CPDM militant will be permitted to vote out of their constituencies. We also call on the world to observe and denounce any malicious move,” Hon Njong alarmed.
It should be recalled that, the CPDM party petitioned ELECAM on Saturday September 29, 2018, pleading for the voting centres of some of its members be relocated to either Bamenda I, II or III.
They posed insecurity and mass exodus on some of its members, as the main concerns for their request.
Unfortunately, members of the Mezam Divisional Supervisory board of ELECAM, rejected the petition, indicating that such moves will go against the law.
ELECAM has in a document issued on October 1 said only 77 polling centres have been created out of the 2343 existing polling stations in the entire North West region.
In PM’s Bui for instance counting 401 polling stations, only 12 polling zones(centres) have been created.
To the SDF, these reduction is not only alarming, it is clear indication that millions will not be able to exercise their civic rights as it will be difficult for them to leave the suburb, cover kilometres to take part in the election.
The SDF wants all the polling stations to be maintained so that all eligible voters will be able to take part in the election.