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Monday, 18 December 2006


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Chi Fru

Biya and co are really taking Cameroonians for jokers. This is really mounting up and could easily spark a civil war! Just don't know what to say.. Biya, Inoni, Marafat, Ali and all the puppets wouldn't be there for much longer. Sun, snow rain, winter... Cameroon must change. Biya et co beware!!!!
Long live Cameroon!!
Long live Opposition and the SDF at its helm!!
ChiFru, Uzbekistan!!!

Eric Ngonji Njungwe

It is shocking what Mr. PAUL BIYA and his ASSOCIATES are doing to Cameroon and Cameroonians. What is the difference between ELECAM and NEO? Is this really the result of the Prime Minister’s consultation? I am sure the drafters of this devious bill have sold their soles to the devil. How can we talk of an Independent Electoral Commission when the commission is everything but independent? I can only predict, ELECAM will be worst than NEO because everything about it is dependent on the President. Can Cameroonians afford to bear all these manipulations? When shall Mr. PAUL BIYA and the CPDM stop buying time with different forms of deceptive institutional experiments.

ELECAM cannot be and will never be an independent electoral body so long as its members are appointed by Presidential degree. The consultation required in the appointment process in this Bill is a mockery and provocation to Cameroonians. Besides, the fact that ELECAM members can serve indefinitely, at the pleasure of the President is alarming. It is common knowledge that appointees always pay allegiance to those who appoint them. Therefore only those who are obedient to Mr. BIYA and carry out his instructions to the letter will be guaranteed the chance to continuously serve on ELECAM.

An independent electoral commission must be able to have TRULY independent members with a fixed mandate (not Presidential appointees serving at the pleasure of the President); with the power to entertain petitions of electoral malpractices; and the certification of electoral results. ELECAM is already a failed experiment even before it comes into existence.

Executive Director, Progressive Initiative for Cameroon – PICAM:


Thanks Eric for that excellent piece. It says it all. Keep the good work with all other colleagues of PICAM.

M Nje

Mr Eric,
This man will never understand what you are talking about. There is no such thing as independent "anything" in his culture. That is not the French system. In the French system of government, power comes from God to the Head of State. He and only He then decides who should get which quantity of that power and for how long.

Look at all the former French Colonies in Africa. There are governed in the say way. No accountability. Government is always right.

We are in a mess with these La Republic du Cameroun guys.

We in Anglo-Saxon believe in the power of the people to elect their local leaders and hold them accountable. These guys don’t understand that. Look at what is happening in the University of Buea. Open Fraud. That tells you how they govern. Remember the strangle for the creation of GCE Board.

In a system in which the Head of State can appoint and replace just about everybody, from Supreme Court Judge to a Court Clerk, he becomes a god on earth. He rules with impunity. His servants like Fame Ndongo become prince.

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