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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Cameroon - South Elites Support To Paul Biya: Jacques Fame Ndongo Apologizes To Jean Foumane Akame And The Constitutional Council For Signatories Appearance

Source reports| On Friday, May 25, 2018, the elites of the Southern Region have published in the government newspaper "Cameroon Tribune, a motion of support calling the Head of State to stand in the next presidential election.

The signatories are the militants of the Rassemblement démocratique des peuple camerounais (CPDM), the ruling political party.

The appearance of the name of Jean Foumane Akame in the list of public supporters of the Head of State, raised an uproar. Jean Foumane Akame is banned from campaigning for a political party because he is a member of the Constitutional Council, which "ensures the regularity of the presidential election" specifies Article 48 of the constitution.

So by displaying his preference for a likely candidate, the former legal adviser to the Head of State, is no longer neutral as it requires the constitution.

Since the name of Jean Foumane Akame was found in the list of signatories of the support motion, political parties and civil society organizations have been calling for scandal and demanding the disqualification of the magistrate off scale.

To silence the controversy, Jacques Fame Ndongo, head of the permanent regional delegation of the Central Committee of the CPDM in the South, published this Tuesday, May 29, 2019 a statement in which he explains that it is inadvertently that the name quarreled is found in the list of signatories.

"An unfortunate shell crept into the motion of support entitled" The South has chosen his candidate: it is Paul Biya "... Following this regrettable inadvertence, the head of the permanent regional delegation of the Central Committee of the RDC for the South has the honor to make public the following update: "Instead of Jean Foumane Akame, read instead Marie Foumane Akame." The head of the permanent regional delegation of the Central Committee of the Rdpc for the South, presents his sincere apologies to Mr. Jean Foumane Akame and the Constitutional Council whose image and credibility could be unintentionally damaged "writes Jacques Fame Ndongo, who is also a member of the CPDM political bureau.