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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Anglophone Crisis: I Am Not For Federalism, I Am More In Favor Of Decentralization, Says Titus Edzoa, Former SG Of The Presidency

CIN| Titus Edzoa says what he thinks of the Anglophone crisis. The former Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic spoke about Canal 2 International on July 17, 2018. The guest of "The Great Interview" said that as a statesman, citizen, he has the certainty that the Anglophone crisis could be avoided. Because he argued, "Every country experiences crises. And when a crisis occurs, everything must be done to stop it. But not by force but by the opening of consciences, by the explanation of the crisis so that we can find appropriate solutions ". He spoke of a crisis "so serious" littered with a succession of facts, the "civil war".

The former prisoner of Paul Biya said he felt bitterness and sadness. He explained that the problem in English-speaking regions today is not a problem of bilingualism. According to him, it is found under three aspects which are the cultural aspect, historico-legal and socio-political.

Going back to his origins, the former Minister of Public Health of Cameroon declares that the crisis arises from the change of the name of the country doubled by the revision of the Constitution in 1984.Therefore he explains, "the anglophone part feels assimilated ".

For Titus Edzoa, the claims can be understood. He adds: "Even if I am not for federalism. I am more in favor of decentralization. To the extent that if we can not manage a state as we are demonstrating at the moment, it is not three states that we could manage ".

The former top state clerk thinks that if there had been the decree implementing the law on decentralization "there would not have been what we live today". After the failure of various government missions sent to the regions under tension, he deduced that only Paul Biya can solve the crisis. He prefers that the partisans of the armed struggle not be discarded during a possible dialogue. Because he suggests, we must see what leads them to take up arms.