The government of Cameroon has condemned in the strongest terms the self-proclamation of Prof Maurice Kamto, as the country’s next President, following the Sunday October 7, polls.
Speaking in a marathon Press Briefing at the Yaounde Hilton Hotel, Monday October 8, 2018, the Minister of Communication, cum Government’s Spokesperson, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, declared the flagbearer of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) party, an outlaw, and an agent of destabilization of the country’s peace and serenity.
In some very discourteous utterances, Minister Tchiroma, equivocally indicated that Prof. Maurice Kamto, has gone against all the legal dispositions of the country, and his malicious intentions are being investigated for proper attention.
“A professor of law of his caliber cannot pretend he doesn’t have malicious intentions. His utterances are not only against the legal dispositions of our beloved nation, but it is most especially, a threat to the peace and serenity we enjoy in this country. He is therefore an outlaw, and must be treated with all the force and regulations enforced,” Minister Tchiroma said.
The Government Spokesperson went ahead to indicate that all security and legal dispositions have been put in place to unmask and thwart any malicious moves taken by the CRM flagbearer.
He also called on Cameroonians, especially the youths, not to be manipulated by the inflammatory moves of Prof Maurcie Kamto.
“I cannot elaborate on all the security and legal dispositions that have been taken here. Be rest assured that measures are unfolding underground, to prevent any derogatory moves from the self-proclaimed president. I also want to use this opportunity to call on all Cameroonians to know that their country is under attack, and should implore all necessary moves to prevent any destabilization coming from wherever,” Minister Tchiroma insisted.
The Press briefing that concurrently held with that of the ruling Cameroon People Democratic Movement (CPDM) party, also saw the party’s Secretary General, Jean Nkuete, calling on his militants and Cameroonians, not to heed to any calls that will destabilize Cameroon.
According to the CPDM-SG, the auto-proclamation of Prof Maurice Kamto as the winner of this year’s presidential elections, is a ploy to instigate popularity, and rally young people to the streets. He also called on everyone to remain calm until the legal body, the Constitutional Council, proclaims the results.
It should be recalled that in the early part of Monday October 8, 2018, CRM’s presidential candidate, Prof Maurice Kamto, announced to the world that he was the winner of the October 7, 2018 presidential polls.
Though no evidence were presented to support his claim, Prof Maurcie Kamto went ahead to call on the incumbent president, Paul Biya, to pave way for a smooth transition.
The Minister of territorial administration Paul ATANGA NJI in an earlier press conference said only the constitutional council has the competence to proclaim election results, adding that anyone who violated the law will be sanctioned.