Dual nationality of Labour and Social Security minister revealed

Nathalie Yamb revealed on Twitter that the Minister of Labor and Social Security of Cameroon has dual nationality.

The executive adviser of the Freedom and Democracy Party for the Republic (LIDER, Côte d’Ivoire) had been repatriated from Côte d’Ivoire for comments on Françafrique. A Swiss-Cameroonian national, Nathalie

Yamb had indeed lived for many years on Ivorian soil.

In her publication, Nathalie Yamb indicates that Grégoire Owona has an EU passport. “Hope you have a very special mastery over your own nationality, Owona Grégoire? Because, remember that I ran into you in the

queue of passengers with a European Union passport during a border control at the entrance to a European country, “she wrote.

Debate on dual nationality!

The debate on dual nationality has indeed made a return in Cameroon. This has been the case since the non-validation of Emmanuel Nkom’s legislative candidacy by the Constitutional Council for this reason.

Nathalie Yamb is the executive advisor to the former president of the National Assembly Mamadou Koulibaly. The president of LIDER is therefore a candidate for the 2020 presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire.

After her remarks on France and African heads of state, Nathalie Yamb was therefore expelled to Switzerland on December 2, 2019.

About Grégoire Owona

Originally from Ngomezap in the Center Province, Owona was first elected as a municipal councilor in Douala in 1987. He was then elected to the National Assembly in 1988 as a candidate for the CPDM in the Littoral

Province, and he sat at the National Assembly from 1988 to 1992; as General Rapporteur of the National Assembly, in the Finance Committee. At the time of the parliamentary elections in March 1992, Owona said

that the problem of the CPDM “lies in winning by too much margin; taking us for cheaters.” He became Deputy Secretary General of the CPDM Central Committee in July 1992. Following the presidential election of

October 1992, where President Paul Biya was re-elected. Owona was part of the delegation sent in January 1993, for the swearing in of President Bill Clinton.

By Subiru M.

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