By Ken Neba, Yaounde, Cameroon – Friday November 8, 2019.
Two Cameroonian officials in the country’s Littoral Region issued documents prohibiting a meeting due for Saturday November 9, 2019, organised by the country’s main opposition political party leader.
The Divisional Officer (D.O) for Douala Five (V), Fombele Mathias Tayem banned the meeting in a release, citing irregularities, National Telegraph has observed.
Apart from saying that the meeting can’t take place because some people with bad intentions are planning to infiltrate and cause disorder in the course of the meeting, the D.O said the venue didn’t meet requirements.
Mathias said the “Petite Terrain”, has not yet been rented by the said party, referring to a spot in Bonamousadi, the area where the said meeting is supposed to take place.
The Senior Divisional Officer (SDO) for Wouri, Mboutou Benjamin who’s the D.O’s boss by administrative hierarchy backed the D.O and signed another release; a Divisional Order, Thursday November 7, 2019, demanding CRM party members stay off the streets this weekend.
After the decision citing; “Petite Terrain”, a thing Kamto’s party described as witch hunt, a classified document to disprove the D.O who claimed CRM hasn’t hired the Bonamousadi field was unearthed by party hierarchy.
According to the document, a copy of which National Telegraph has obtained, an agreement has been reached between a certain Feumi Roger who is the caretaker of the “Petite Terrain” pitch in Bonamousadi and an official of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement in Douala V, Djoko Jean Claude.
The CRM party official paid 50.000 frs CFA to get access to the field this weekend to hold their meeting, the agreement dated October 25, written in French Language clearly indicates.
The denial of CRM party members to meet comes a week after they were denied manifestation in Yaounde, capital of the Central African country. Reports say they only used force to organise the meeting in Ebolowa, capital of the country’s South Region.
Kamto competed in the Cameroon’s Presidential Elections and went on to declare he won. He later challenged the results at the country’s Constitutional Council where the Council’s ruling was considered by many Cameroonians as jaundiced.
Kamto believes the Electoral Commission imputed figures to favour the incumbent, Paul Biya especially as elections were boycotted in the North West and South West Regions buried in an armed conflict. he then called for a peaceful protest but was soon picked and locked up for several months and has only been recently released.