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National Assembly Speaker warns Clergy not to destroy Cameroon

Yaoundé (National Times)-The Speaker of Cameroon’s Lower House of Parliament, Hon Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, has challenged Men of God to shun utterances that would destabilise the peace of Cameroon and divide the country.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the third ordinary session of the National Assembly, Cavaye called on all to uphold the victory of Paul Biya at the just ended election.

He urged Men of God to respect the choice of the people which he described as the “Choice of God.”

“Men of God have as role to preach peace, unity, national cohesion and respect of institutions and not destroy,” the House Speaker said.

The Member of Parliament of Mayo Sava in the Far North also called on the Government to punish all dissenting voices which are against the victory of Paul Biya.

According to him, these persons are fomenting trouble and breaching the peace of Cameroon.

The message is coming at a time when some eminent members of the Clergy including the Archbishop of the Douala Metropolitan Archdiocese, Mgr Samuel Kleda, castigated the victory of Paul Biya.

Moreover, Douala and Yaoundé have in recent days been engulfed by demonstrations against Biya’s victory.

Cavaye also congratulated all the institutions directly and indirectly involved in the organisation of the October 7 election including Elections Cameroon (ELECAM), the Ministry of Territorial Administration and the newly created Constitutional Council. According to him, this shows that Cameroon’s democracy is on the move.

The session was opened by a minute of silence in honour of two fallen colleagues; Honourable Bernabe Eloundou and Ali Dougouf, who died recently.

The November session of Parliament is traditionally reserved for the voting of the State budget of the following year which becomes the finance for the next 12 months.

However, this year’s November session would be particularly marked by the taking of the oath of office by the President-elect following the October 7 election.


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