By Amindeh Blaise Atabong, December 12, 2016
Cameroon Journal, Yaounde – Seventy Six years old Cavayé Yéguié Djibril, Speaker of Cameroon’s National Assembly, has expressed a desire to see Anglophone protesters severely punished.
The MP, who by Cameroonian standards is ‘Honorouble’, made the pronouncement while officially closing the third parliamentary session for this year, Friday December 9.
Cavaye dedicated a greater part of his speech to express bitterness at the ongoing strike actions orchestrated by Common Law lawyers and Anglophone teachers.
The Speaker, who hails from Mayo Savo Division of the Far North Region, condemned in strong terms the bloody protest which took place in Bamenda on December 8. He appeared upset that the protesting Anglophones disrupted a rally of his Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement,
CPDM party, which was scheduled to hold in the city. He was also mad at the fact that CPDM fabrics and the Republic of Cameroon’s flags were burnt in public, while Southern Cameroons flags were hoisted across some towns in the North West and South West Regions.
The National Assembly Speaker described Anglophones who took part in the strike as vandals and likened their actions to organized terrorism. It is not the first time the ageing MP is making allusion to terrorism. At the opening of the National Assembly session, he likened the social media use in Cameroon as a form of terrorism, he also had insinuated that there were Boko Haram members as MPs in the house.
Last Friday declaration by Cavaye was saluted by CPDM MPs, who form the majority in a parliament described as a “rubber stamp” parliament.
The MPs didn’t show any remorse for those who lost their lives in the shootings by security forces rather choosing to throw stones.