Jean Nkuete, Secretary General of the Central Committee of the CPDM and Philemon Yang, Prime Minister, Head of Government, were unable to attend a peace meeting in Bamenda yesterday Thursday at the Congress hall as originally planned.
A popular insurrection against the rallying of militants of the political party in power in a city paralyzed by anglophone demands forced the organizers to take refuge in Ayaba hotel for prudence. At this point, the Head of Government was able to address a handful of people, activists, elites of the Region and other indiscreet people.
To those who accuse the leaders of the CPDM of having poured into provocation by scheduling a meeting of their party in a context of strong tension in Bamenda, he said that the political formation of President Paul Biya is a national party that can Gather anywhere. “No one should forget that the CPDM is in Cameroon, a country that is one and indivisible,” replied Philemon Yang, who was on the occasion in his home region.
In the wake, the Head of Government decided to draw the attention of “his brothers” on the risk they put their children by depriving them from school. “If the teachers’ strike continues, it will be very difficult for students in the Northwest and Southwestern Regions to pass their end of year exams. It is therefore important that our children return to school, “advised Philemon Yang, who was in his the second time in the hotel in two weeks.
During his first visit, he held several meetings with representatives of striking lawyers and teachers. Negotiations that did not produce convincing results. Subsequently, the strikers left the negotiating table. “I want to make it clear that constructive dialogue is the only way for peace and social justice in any society. Violence has never been the solution, “said the Head of Government.
It is clear that for Yaounde, only dialogue will allow an exit from crisis and not federalism as demanded by some leaders of mood movements.