Government has once more addressed a planned protest by the Cameroon Renaissance Movement, CRM party.
In a press briefing earlier this evening, communication minister and government spokesman, Rene Emmanuel Sadi said Kamto and his supporters have engaged in the use of systematic logic of provocation, defiance of state authority and confrontation of public authorities.
“It should be recalled that this political party had already in the same way, disturbed public order, in the aftermath of the presidential election of October 2018, by invoking an imaginary and fallacious electoral holdup, just to soften the brutal shock of a yet foreseeable poor performance, or the painful effects of individual and collective illusions skillfully and extensively maintained and thus distract national and international opinion,” he said.
Minister Sadi recalled the fact that the CRM also boycotted two elections unlike other parties.
“The Government therefore considers that the absence of a political party from an election can, under no circumstances, be an obstacle to the organization of the ballot or a reason to invalidate its results,” said the minister.
He added: “…In this regard, it is worth reminding all political parties that power is conferred through universal suffrage, and therefore through the ballot box and not in the street…”
To René Sadi, “… the announced unauthorized march of September 22, 2020 is actually just another attempt to defy public authorities, to undermine public order, and the desperate expression of a will to exist or to survive, of a sinking political party, victim of both its contradictions and its misguidance.”
The spokesman of the government of Cameroon also made a plea to the general public noting that it is essential for them to cooperate with the state.
The Government of the Republic, he said, “… once again appeals to the maturity, the sense of responsibility and civic-mindedness of the Cameroonian people… not to heed the thoughtless and senseless calls for uprising, and to thwart, as usual, destabilization maneuvers wherever they come from and to go about their daily activities in all serenity…”
“…finally, reaffirms that the Cameroonian people is peace-loving, that Cameroon is a Rule of Law, where freedoms and public demonstrations are governed by specific legislations, and that every effort is made to ensure that the law shall always prevail,” he ended.
Despite appeals and treats made by public officials and political parties, the CRM and its ally movements reiterate that they will protest tomorrow, come what may.
Mimi Mefo info