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Consultations On Anglophone Crisis Resume As Biya Battles To Escape Foreign Intervention

Bamenda (National Times)-Broad based consultations with different  groups resume this Friday May 10 in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon as  government  seems  ready to end the Anglophone crisis without any foreign intervention.

President Biya’s peace-messenger to the Region Joseph Dion Ngute will continue leading exchanges this morning  after a busy Thursday. Discussions are expected to touch on  getting further observations from other stakeholders across the Region on chatting a way out of the crisis.

This morning’s sessions will add to others which the Prime Minister granted late into the night Thursday to different sectors of Government at the Ayaba Hotel in Bamenda.

After  unveiling news of president Biya ready to dialogue with the  exception of secession,  Dion Ngute held  separate audiences with members of the judiciary , security  and administrative  arms of the Region.

Audiences today are expected to touch on members of the civil society. Political leaders, traditional rulers and other socio-professional groups are also expected to meet the Prime Minister. Dion Ngute is currently in session with a delegation of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) headed by its national chairman John Fru Ndi.

For four days, the head of Government is expected to listen , exchange and return  to Yaounde with a compass of proposals and observations  that could end the crisis.

Much of what  the PM discussed with the security, administrative and judiciary sector has remained within the preserve of  the government bench.

The new window of  intend to end the crisis from government  is seen as racing against international pressure to avoid  any third party involvement in arresting the crisis.

The United States, European Union (EU), EU parliament, Britain, Germany and other international bodies have been stampeding calls on the regime to  stage an inclusive dialogue towards ending the  crisis.

Emerging from the first board meeting of the disarmament Commission on Tuesday, Territorial Administration Minister Paul Nji Atanga said, the crisis is within the reach of Government to handle. Atanga Nji addressed his message to the international community that Government was up to the task.

President Biya’s dispatch of Dion Ngute to the Anglophone regions may not be unconnected of the hope which United Nations(UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed  after visiting the country recently. Bachelet in her observations after leaving Cameroon averred that, the regime had shown signs of good faith in handling the challenges. Yet even before Bachelet  came visiting, news had filtered of the current tour of Prime Minister Dion to the restive Regions.

A host of cabinet ministers alongside immediate past Prime Minister Philemon Yunji Yang are among the Regime heavyweights supporting Dion Ngute in the Bamenda mission.

The visits are going on against the backdrop of a controversial US-powered UN Security Council meeting to debate the Anglophone crisis on May 13th. The state media has described reports of such as fake news.



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