The spokesman of the Government condemns unreservedly the remarks of the vice-president of the SDF following the presidential speech of 31 December 2016.
Paul Biya’s final end-of-year message continues to generate reactions between approvals and convictions. Interviewed by RFI (Radio France Internationale) on January 3, 2017, Joshua Osih did not hesitate to compare the governance of the current Head of State to Apartheid (racial segregation in South Africa between 1948 and 1994 ).
Responding to the question of whether he compared Cameroon to South Africa during Apartheid, the SDF member of Wouri answered bluntly: “We think that is the case. This is why some people do not hesitate to say that what happens between the ruling clique of the regime of Yaounde and the rest of the Cameroonians is nothing but apartheid. We believe that it is imperative that we speak to try to find lasting solutions to the suffering of the Cameroonians “.
It did not take so much to provoke the wrath of the Government. She responded by the voice of his spokesman. Issa Tchiroma reacted on 4 January, still on RFI. “Cameroon is not and will never know thanks to God, the Apartheid,” said the Minister of Communication. He did not fail to tackle Joshua Osih by pointing out that as an opponent, the latter could not display any other attitude.
Not sure, however, that this exit from the spokesman of the Government arranges things. A controversy arising from the remarks of Paul Biya concerning the movements of claims in the English-speaking Regions of the country. Claims that sometimes went as far as the demand for secession. On this subject, Paul Biya was unequivocal: “Cameroon is a country more than ever standing. A one and indivisible country “.
Via CIN by Jean-Marie NKOUSSA