Ambazonia War Of Independence; Barrier To French Cameroun’s Dual Elections?
By Mbah Godlove
A meeting on a possible postponment of Municipal and Parliamentary elections has taken place in the Presidency of La Republique du Cameroun.
Sources say the international community has continuously called on dictator Paul Biya to defer the local elections slated for February 9, 2020 to a later date.
On the heels of Thursday’s emergency meeting was the visit of three international personalities to Yaounde.
The Head of the Common Wealth, the Secretary General of La Francophonie and the Chairman of the African Union who all reportedly spoke about the deteriorating Ambazonian war of independence and the condition under which the upcoming elections are being organized.
After a decision by Professor Maurice Kamto to withdraw the opposition Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) party from contesting in next year’s elections, owing to the deepenning armed conflict and poor electorial codes, the Biya regime has since been worried over how to defend itself at the international scene.
Since announcing the convening of electorates for the local elections without any concrete actions to liberate Ambazonians who have been under colonial rule for 58 years, some politicians such as Awoudo Mbaya have categorically refused to take part in the jamboree.
Ambazonia fighters have vowed that no such colonial exercise will be allowed to take place anywhere in Southern Cameroons.
BaretaNews sources in French Cameroun’s Presidency say the dictatorial government has agreed to postpone the elections, but remains worried about the reasons it will advance for the said postponement.
Some political minds have described the current stalemate as a catalyst that might trigger an end to the 37 year-long authocratic rule of 86 year-old Paul Biya.