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Friday, February 8, 2019

Political crisis in Cameroon: The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting

The Organization of African Youth (OJA) has just seized by correspondence the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) to urgently request a meeting of the Security Council of the world organization on the particularly explosive situation prevailing in Cameroon.

The recount of the votes of the presidential election of October 7, 2018 is part of the requirements formulated for the UN Security Council by the OJA, which sees in it a way of carrying to the head of the country, for the first time, a regime legitimized by the suffrage of the sovereign people.

It should be noted, however, that not all of them are mentioned here by the organization headed by the intellectual and pan-Africanist Dr. Maurice Maurice Nguepe, that many serious facts plead for this referral to the highest UN body:

- thousands of deaths in the two English-speaking regions following the bloody repression of the corporatist demands of Anglophone teachers and lawyers that led to the creation of English-speaking armed self-defense groups to protect this marginalized and oppressed minority in Cameroon;

- hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons and refugees due to this socio-political crisis, which has become a very deadly civil war;

- the wave of infernal repression that has fallen on Cameroonians, including the militants and supporters of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon (MRC) including about 500 or more (including the politician and former political prisoner Paul Eric Kingue and that the musician Gaston Abé says "General Valsero", are held in various penitentiary centers, police, gendarmerie and military camps, since the end of the presidential election of October 2018,

- the arrest on 28 January of their leader, Maurice Kamto (former president of the United Nations Legal Commission and successful candidate in the presidential election of 07 October 2018 whose victory has no doubt was stolen by the outgoing regime) and two of his allies (Christian Penda Ekoka and Albert Dzongang).

- The arrest, torture and detention of journalists whose only crime is that they have practiced their profession, sometimes gathered in full professional exercise, even if some (Mimi Mefo, Michel Mbiem Tong, David Eyengue, Theodore Tchopa) have been released in recent months.

Below is the referral correspondence of the UN

Security Council United Nations (UN)

Secretary General

First Avenue at 46th Street

New York 10017


Montreal, February 04, 2019

Subject: UN Security Council meeting on Cameroon UN


Following the incarceration of Maurice Kamto, former chairman of the United Nations Legal Commission and self-proclaimed candidate winner of the 07/07 presidential election October 2018 in Cameroon, the Organization Jeunesse Africaine (OJA) comes to your august assembly to plead the cause of this country.

At the source of the problem from 1919 to 2019

When Germany, colonial power, loses the First World War in 1918, Cameroon, one of its colonies, is placed in 1919, under the mandate of the League of Nations, then transferred under guardianship of the UN in 1946. To prepare Cameroon for self-determination and independence, the League transfers the management of the territory to France and England. At the end of the Second World War, and precisely in 1952, 1953 and 1954, the Cameroonian nationalists, led by Ruben Um Nyobe, ready for this self-determination, go to the UN headquarters in New York to demand reunification. of both Cameroon and the independence of France and England. On their return, the UPC, their political party, is dissolved, forcing them to practice in clandestinity where they are hunted down and murdered, then replaced by a despot at the orders of France - Ahmadou Ahidjo - who proclaims the independence of the French-speaking Cameroon on 1 January 1960, invites, on 1 October 1961, English-speaking Cameroon in a federal state which it abolished eleven years later (1972) in a referendum still considered by the Cameroonian people as a coup.

Events having taken place in this way, Cameroon has never achieved the self-determination which the United Nations was supposed to be the guarantor. On the contrary, two ferocious dictatorships were imposed on him (1960-1982 / 1982-2019) with, as a result, two civil wars, the first of which (1958-1971) reveals the existence of genocide not yet recognized, and the second , just as dramatic as the first and still ongoing, involves Anglophone populations to the forces of Paul Biya's regime. When we add to these 59 years of dictatorship, 41 other years spent under the French and English administration, it is exactly 100 years, a century that Cameroon expects from the UN, its official guardian since 1919, the means of its real self-determination.

The establishment of free and transparent elections

Mr. Secretary-General of the United Nations,

The key to self-determination for all peoples and all nations of this land is a free and transparent presidential election.As far as Cameroon is concerned, it is no longer a question of proclaiming independence, but of stripping it of its dictatorial system, avatar of the colonial regime, which has really deprived it.However, the presidential election of October 7, 2018 gave the Cameroonian people the opportunity to achieve this self-determination. And the people elected the candidate of their choice, Maurice Kamto.Evidence of his victory was provided during the electoral dispute, but the Constitutional Council under the orders of the regime preferred to arbitrarily give the victory to Paul Biya, 86 years old, and in power since 1982. The report of our organization (in attachment) on these elections describes how Maurice Kamto prepared and won this presidential election of October 7, 2018 and why he is today considered, among the people, as the elected president to invest.

That the national resistance plan against the electoral heist developed by the MRC, political party of Maurice Kamto, including peaceful protest marches led to his arrest and that of more than two hundred other people during the peaceful march of the January 26, 2019, is further evidence that this country, which the United Nations has always had trusteeship, has never acceded to self-determination. The release of Maurice Kamto can not therefore be done simply because of the status he enjoyed within the United Nations, because his imprisonment, beyond his mere factual reality, is a symbol: that of taken hostage to the true independence of Cameroon.

Recounting the votes of the presidential election

It goes without saying that to allow Cameroon to obtain the self-determination which it has been aspiring for a century, the United Nations has the duty to change the dictatorial system that deprived it .This change of system will constitute, in the eyes of the Cameroonian people, the true independence granted. To achieve this, the results of the presidential election of October 7, 2018, of which the current post-election crisis is the emanation, are the key that is offered. It is, strictly speaking, to take a firm decision in the perspective of recounting the votes of this election in order to establish the truth in the eyes of all. That the UN operates this recount process is not a favor, but simply the fulfillment of a moral duty as an institution of trusteeship of this country.

The African Youth Organization is convinced that this recount is the only way to salvation for Cameroon, because, in addition to the incarceration of Maurice Kamto and all his party's ruling team in the regime's jails, the war On the other hand, Paul Biya is the origin of the Anglophone problem and can not be a reliable interlocutor or the solution.

Convocation of the UN Security Council on Cameroon

The triggering of the vote recounting process will be possible with the convening of a meeting of the Security Council on Cameroon, a meeting that the African Youth Organization calls for all its wishes. through this correspondence. During this meeting, we will discuss the release of Maurice Kamto and all the members of his incarcerated party, the definition of the terms of recount of votes, the establishment of the mechanisms of the investiture of the elected president and the construction of a modern and definitive democratic system. This is the mission that the Security Council has to fulfill in the name of the UN's historic responsibility for Cameroon, one of the few countries to have been a German colony, then a UN trust territory.

Mr. Secretary-General of the UN,

It is with impatience that Cameroon awaits this moment when true sovereignty will be granted to him through the dismantling of the dictatorial system that deprived him of it. It is a question for the United Nations, as the institution of trusteeship, to go back in order to correct the defective mechanism of the granting of this sovereignty initiated before 1960 and after. Because, moreover, Cameroon looks like a child whose father (the UN), looking more for the future of the children of others, has moved away, leaving him at the mercy of internal and external predators. It is time for this father to find his son's footprints, protect him and make him taste what he should never have denied him, namely the reality of freedom, justice and democracy.

For the African Youth Organization

Dr. Maurice NGUEPÉ

Secretary General