United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres calls for a peaceful February twin election in Cameroon.
In an interview with Jeune Afrique on Thursday, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who toured on the security situation in areas in Africa where the troops of the institution he heads intervene and looked into the case of Cameroon.
Referring, of course, to the conflict between the Cameroonian army and separatists in the English-speaking regions, the former Prime Minister of Portugal also expressed his feelings on the next double ballot on February 9.
“My special representative for Central Africa, François Louncény Fall, went to Yaoundé in January, with the secretary-general of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). I join their call to ensure
that the electoral process leading to the legislative and municipal elections scheduled for February 9 takes place in calm and serenity, “he said.
The regime of Paul Biya is facing three war fronts currently in the country. In the north, Boko Haram, in the southwest and NorthWest of the country with the secessionists and in the French-speaking part of the
a political crisis that has raged since the last presidential election in 2018.
Applying measures resulting from the Grand national dialogue.
The question of transition of the head of the country being crucial, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched an appeal to Yaoundé.
“The national dialogue held last year led to the adoption of important measures, in particular with regard to the special status granted to these two regions. This is an important step, but it is also essential to initiate a
dialogue with stakeholders who have not taken part in it. The UN encourages the parties to get involved and will continue to advocate for a resolution of the crisis through inclusive dialogue. ”
He thus invites Paul Biya to reset another dialogue that will bring together both Maurice Kamto and the Ambazonian leaders. A way for the UN diplomat to tell Paul Biya, that this is the only way to bring lasting peace
to the country.
By Subiru Madina.