13, October 2017
Barrister Akéré Muna has responded to comments reportedly made by one of the 1984 April 6th coup plotters, Issa Tchiroma Bakary. The French Cameroon political elite who also moonlight as Minister of Communication and Cameroon government spokesman had reacted negatively after Akere Muna announced that he would run for the 2018 presidential elections.
Speaking on Canal 2 International on Thursday about his candidacy in France, Akere lamented especially the hostile reactions to his candidacy from some pro Biya comedians. “We spend our time saying that there is nobody, and when someone comes up, they hit him.”
Without mentioning names, Barrister Muna replied to those who accused him of taking advantage of the Southern Cameroons crisis. “I chose this moment because I am ready. I have served at home and in international institutions. I think that now I am ready to put my knowledge at the service of the nation”.
Akéré Muna promised to have dual citizenship recognised if he was elected President of the Republic. He told Canal 2 International that he was surprised by the enthusiasm of Cameroonians in the Diaspora who seem to be passionate by his approach.
For Akere, the Diaspora must be an integral part of the development of Cameroon. He promised that there would be dual nationality provided that they had a tax residence in Cameroon.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai, CCN