The Executive Director for the Network of Human Rights Defenders in Central Africa, REDHAC, Maximilienne Ngo Mbe has advised the president of the Republic of Cameroon to postpone the upcoming election and create Juctice, reconciliation and truth commission to solve the current crisis in Cameroon.
Maximilienne Ngo added that such a commission should by headed by Thabo Mbeki and Ellen Johnson.
REDHAC Director was speaking over BBC that the upcoming presidential elections cannot bring peace to Cameroon only if a Justice, Reconciliation and Truth Committee is created before the elections.
“REDHAC demands the creation of a Justice, Reconciliation and Truth committee before the holding of presidential elections,” Ngo Mbe reiterated.
She further disclose that international personalities with proving tract records of human rights and democracy should be invited to head such commission.
The Director cited prominent personalities like the former South African President, Thabo Mbeki and first democratically elected Female President in Africa and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. The above personalities have intervened in several conflicts in Africa and implant peace in conflict areas.
REDHAC boss disclosed that the country has been experiencing challenging moments and its high time peace crusaders be invited to provide a lasting solution to these problems.
“As you know since 2016 Cameroon has been facing several crisis and certain persons have to analyze the situation before we move ahead. At this point in time, it is necessary for the President of the Republic to cancel the elections until such is done,” Ngo Mbe opined.
Maximilienne Ngo Mbe argued that even though the Electoral College has been convened, the constitution gives the President the powers to convened as well as postponed.
“It is the President who convenes the Electoral College, he can as well change it just as he did with the mandate of Members of Parliament,” she insisted.
It should be noted that since the start of the crisis rocking the two English regions, REDHAC has been investigating and documenting cases of human rights abuses as well as calling on national and international bodies to intervene.
The prominent human rights organization also documented the killings of September 22 and October 1 peaceful demonstrations were over 100 peaceful protesters were killed by government soldiers.