The President of the Cameroon Rennaisance Movement Prof Maurice Kamto has revealed his preference for federalism in the country.
According to Kamto, federalism is the best way to put to an end the ongoing crisis that has been going on in the North West and South West Regions for the past three years.
The president of the Republic requested an extraordinary meeting of parliament to discuss the promised special status for the North West and South West.
According to Kamto, the provision of the Special Status as a solution to the crisis is coming too late, given the number of persons who have been killed and displaced.
“Nobody knows the content of the special status, it could go as far as taking a federal character but nobody knows its content,” Maurice Kamto told France 24.
“It is not realistic today to propose solutions that would have been put forward three years ago. We can not wait to have over 12.000 deaths, over 500.000 internally displaced and over 40.000 refugees, three academic years lost…to come and propose solutions that do not take into account the grievances of the people.
“We need to propose a satisfactory solution to the people who picked up arms and the majority of Cameroonians are for federalism and I have no problem with a federal structure that allows Cameroonians to manage their affairs”
Maurice Kamto was locked up in the Yaounde Central prison for several months due to his political activities the government termed illegal. After his release from prison, he has not kept quiet as he still declares that he is the winner of the last year’s presidential elections.
Maurice Kamto, president of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement(CRM) party said his party will not participate in the February Municipal and Legislative elections. He said the reason is that the crisis in the North West and South West region is still going on, and elections should not be held.