According to information from several sources, the government through some CPDM members, is trying to counter the peaceful march of the SDF led by John Fru Ndi today in the south west, with another march in Bamenda to prove that Cameroon is united.
According to the sources, he dispatched Jean Nkuete, Secretary General of his party, Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM), to the South West and North West Regions to hold what many has described as seditious rallies instead of dialogue alongside CPDM elite of both regions.
Nkuete, alongside some top CPDM Anglophone elite are expected to be in the South West Region, precisely in Buea, tomorrow, Tuesday December 6, and in Bamenda, North West region, Thursday December 8.
While in the two Regions, we gathered that Nkuete and his Anglophone comrades will hold grand rallies. According to reliable CPDM party sources, they will use the occasion to preach
flattering peace, unity, reconciliation ‘sermons’ in efforts to cajole the masses to condemn and ignore calls for the secession of the Southern Cameroons.
Going by a radio announcement signed by Peter Mafany Musonge, former Prime Minister and CPDM leader for the South West Region, the CPDM come-together will take place at 10 am Tuesday, at Bongo Square, Buea. Amongst those invited are CPDM senators, MPs, Mayors, delegates, past and present members of Government, Politburo and Central Committee members as well as traditional rulers.
Both CPDM rallies in Buea and Bamenda are expected to end in a parade to support national unity, encourage tolerance and integration, The Cameroon Journal learned.
In a run-up to the Bamenda event, we gathered that some North West CPDM elite met over the weekend in Yaounde and raised 500,000 FCFA for any artist or group of artists who will compose and sing a crisis-resolution song. The song, we gathered, must condemn the ongoing strike action, drum calls for national unity and integration.
By press time Sunday evening, most Anglophone artists contacted for the job had turned down the offer. One of them who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity said even if the amount is raised to 5million FCFA, he will not betray the Anglophone cause.
However, we gathered a popular Anglophone artist was negotiating with the CPDM members to take up the offer. We couldn’t immediately confirm the name of the artist.