The Secretary General of the Cameroun’s People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM), Jean Nkuete, has instructed Elvis Ngolle Ngolle, a slave of La Republique du Cameroun (LRC) cum elite of the Southern County, not to participate in any Television Debate till further notice. The instructions were dished out in a letter sent to Ngolle recently, shortly after making startling revelations on CRTV’s Pres Hour. Ngolle who hitherto had claimed there was no Anglophone problem, declared on live television that there was a problem and there’s a dire need for the government to solve the problem. Further compounding his revelations, Elvis Ngolle Ngolle declared that the military will in the days ahead apologise to the people of Southern Cameroons after the October 1 massacre.
Sources from the Central Committee of CPDM indicated that the revelations of Elvis Ngolle Ngolle infuriated the party hierarchy who issued a letter barring him from TV debates. TO further confirm his suspension, Ngolle Ngolle was absent from some key TV debates last Sunday November 11, amid several invitations. The anchor of CRTV’s Pres Hour, Joe K. Chebunkeng, indicated on live TV that all his invitation for a representative of the CPDM party to be part of the programme, proved futile.
“Even our man, Elvis Ngolle Ngolle, who will accept our invitation at any time of the day, did not accept this one for reasons unclear…” Joe expounded.
Earlier last week, one of Camerounese finest analyst, and a professor at the International Relation’s Institute (IRIC), Charlemagne Pascal Manyang Nding, was also suspended from all TV debates. The suspension according to media reports, was issued by the same CPDM SG, Jean Nkuete. His critical analysis against the government’s inability to solve the Anglophone crisis, and the massacre of the people of Southern Cameroon by the forces of LRC, were largely indicated as the main reason, he was asked to stay off TV programmes. Unfortunately for the CPDM top brass, Pascal Manyang Nding, waved all suspension and braved the odds to appear on TV debates the next week. He has since then been regular, without any further prohibition from the TV platforms.
It should be noted that the government of LRC has threatened all media houses in Douala and Yaounde of immediate closure, should they continue to be critical of the government’s handling of the Anglophone crisis. Issa Tchiroma Bakary, LRC communication minister, made a media tour recently to pass on strict warning as to that regard. The immediate outcome of that warning, was the dismissal of journalists of English expression who brought the crisis as topics in their various TV programmes.
By Lucas Muma,
Managing Editor – BaretaNews