Editorial Feature

Anglophone crisis: Cavaye just spoke, should anyone really care?

The Speaker of the National Assembly Honorable Cavaye Yeguie Djibril has slammed foreign bodies for conspiring to destabilize Cameroon through the crisis in the North West and South West regions.
While opening the June session of parliament on Monday, Cavaye Yeguie who had hit back at the European Parliament resolutions months ago reiterated the Head of State’s resolve to solve the crisis in the troubled regions.
According to the House Speaker, foreign the international community wants to use the Anglophone crisis to destabilize Cameroon but said the country remains strong in the face of adversity.
“(The Anglophone crisis) has become an object of a conspiracy intended to destabilize the country. To justify their interference in internal affairs, the conspirators pretend to denounce it. According to them, the political system in Cameroon is against all dialogue, upholds violence, and refuses to promote human rights,” Cavaye Yeguie said.
He insisted Cameroon will welcome support from foreign partners but not interference.
He used the opportunity to praise the Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute for his “method and style” during his recent visit to the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.
Cavaye said he was proud of the Prime Minister’s simplistic approach to reach out to the people of the North West and South West regions during his recent visits
A parliament which has failed its people?
But many will be reading Cavaye’s outing as another lame duck attempt by a man many see as the very reason for the escalation of the crisis.
As the third most powerful person in the country, the House Speaker who has been in that position for over two decades has refused to give Anglophone crisis the much needed time and priority it deserves in the glass house, sparking criticism from opposition parties and rights groups.
Both houses of parliaments in the country have failed to act independently, deny to debate the multiple killings, kidnappings, and burning of scores of villages in one part of the country, toeing party and government lines as crisis worsens
While the Anglophone crisis has been debated in the Canadian parliament, German Bundestag, UK parliament even the European Union parliament, the Cavaye-led lower house, and Senate has snubbed a crisis which has caused the worst humanitarian crisis in the country since independence
House speaker failed to write to wrongs
Despite massive calls at home and abroad from genuine and unconditional dialogue to resolve the crisis, the country’s second constitutional successor failed to win over some critics during his June address to the lower house
Honorable Cavaye rather chooses to sing the same old song, blaming the international community for fueling an imaginer crisis at home, move many will say put the House speaker at odds with ground realities
Cavaye failed to embrace the genuine course of the Anglophone people and pressure the executives to kick start dialogue which is far from what he poured encomiums on the Prime minister for doing in his recent tour of the aggrieved regions

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