Cameroon - elections 2020: the oppenent Maurice Kamto urges a general boycott

Cameroonian opponent Maurice Kamto spoke out on Wednesday on the national dialogue that ended in Yaoundé on 4th october. On FIR, the MRC leader reiterated the need to reorganize an inclusive dialogue with all the actors involved in the various crises that are affecting the country.

Released after eight months in detention, Cameroonian opponent Maurice Kamto is not ready to give up the fight. Paul Biya’s runner-up in the 2018 presidential election, who was received on FIR on wednesday, did not recognise the national dialogue that had just ended in his country. According to him, the “expected national dialogue did not take place (…) there was nothing new”. This meeting is perceived as a trick that will not bring peace to the country. And in this context, it calls for the continuation of national resistance.

In the issue of separatists, Kamto considers it necessary to drop the charges against all persons related to the crisis, including separatist leader Ayuk Tabe, who is still in prison. To definitively resolve electoral problems in view of the upcoming election contests, Paul Biya’s former minister is calling for a consensual revision of the electoral code. The guest of Radio France International rejected the idea of any participation in a supposed opening government of President Biya. “It is a speculative scheme, the political struggle we are waging is a struggle in the service of the Cameroonian people, not to have a ministerial portfolio,” replied the lawyer.

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