13, May 2017
Fear of Consortium: MRC says militants will not take part in 20th May parades in Southern Cameroons 2
The leader of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement, Prof. Maurice Kamto has announced that his party will not take part in 20th May celebrations in the South West and North West regions of the country. The Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC) said it wishes to preserve the safety of its militants during the next parade in which it will actively take part in other areas in French Cameroun.
“It is not, therefore, a boycott of the parade in these Regions, because to do so would be to validate the end of the Unity of our Nation, an idea that is unimaginable for the MRC and which no patriot can think of . It is only a matter of preserving the security of our militants, sympathizers and the populations of these regions, taking care not to add to the tensions prevailing there.” says Maurice Kamto, The president of the MRC.
Kamto reminded his militants that the 45th edition of the feast of National Unity has been interpreted by the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society as provocative following the CPDM government’s posture of defiance faced with the deep political crisis born from legitimate Anglophone frustrations. He added that the unity of the nation now remains in danger.
In addition, the MRC reiterated that it stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the populations and leaders of West Cameroon and support the idea that only the release of all the English-speaking leaders currently held in Francophone prisons and the opening of a real political dialogue can reduce the situation which is slowly but surely going out of control due to an irresponsible and anachronistic approach of the crisis by the Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime.
By Sama Ernest
Cameroon Concord News