Douala (National Times)-The National President of the Cameroon People’s Party (CPP) says only a change of Government will resolve the current Political crises plaguing Cameroon.
Kah Walla was speaking on a Douala-based Radio Balafon on Friday, May 3, 2019, following the recent publication of a new report on Cameroon by International Crisis Group.
She maintained that a change of regime was the very first step to solving the Anglophone Crisis, the Cameroon Renaissance Movement Crisis as well as other problems elsewhere in the country.
She also added that the change can only come by peaceful protests, given that elections have failed.
“And those who took part in the election 2018 where are they?” she asked rhetorically.
“Cameroonians must express themselves. If they don’t express themselves…There is a saying that ‘silence means consent’,” she added, urging the people to react peacefully and chase away the incumbent Government.
The second step to solving the crises, according to Kah Walla, is through inclusive national dialogue.
“We have to discuss the Anglophone Crisis, of course. We also have to discuss many other issues. We need to discuss our political history which has not been settled since the war of independence,” she pointed out.
Kah Walla suggested that there was need for reform, to amend the Constitution, review the balance of power between the executive, judiciary and the legislative as well as review the Electoral Code.
She reiterated that both government and separatist forces are committing atrocities in the two English-speaking Regions of Cameroon.
This latest media outing by the former Presidential hopeful comes at the backdrop of growing pressure on the Government of President Biya to put an end to the increasing socio-political unrest in Cameroon.
In its most recent report on Cameroon, International Crisis Group, a Non-Governmental Organisation involved in crisis management, revealed that in the past 20 months of the Anglophone crisis, 1,850 people have died and 530,000 others have been internally displaced and there are tens of thousands of refugees.
The report disclosed that the Government and the separatists are “both refusing to give ground.”
“Both sides must explore compromise solutions aimed at a level of regional autonomy somewhere between the secession the separatists yearn for and the fake decentralisation proposed by Yaounde,” the report reads in part.