22, May 2017
Senator Paul Maounde of the Social Democratic Front took his place on the grand stand during 20th May celebrations despite SDF ban on all party militants and representatives. Paul Maounde has defended his stance claiming that the SDF National Executive Committee had forbidden militants from participating in the parades but not to attend.
The Senator represented the SDF in Meiganga and recently said he did not violate the instructions of National Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi who had earlier announced the SDF decision to boycott festivities marking the 45th anniversary of the so-called National Day.
“I am a Cameroonian citizen. I am an elected representative of the people. I do not see why an elected official would not attend the national day celebration of his country. There is a misunderstanding. It was never said that a citizen should not attend the parade. It was said that the party will not match. There is a misinterpretation of the Chairman’s order.” argued Paul Maounde.
By Eyong Johnson
Cameroon Concord News