Thursday, September 12, 2019

National dialogue: Father Ludic Lado does not believe in Paul Biya, says National dialogue will only be a big distraction

The Jesuit priest believes that nothing good can be predicted if the "great national dialogue" just announced by President Biya is led by the ruling party, CPDM. 

Paul Biya, in his highly anticipated speech to the nation yesterday, announced at the end of this month of September a "great national dialogue" on the deadly crisis in the northwestern and southwestern regions of Cameroon.

"I have decided to convene, at the end of the current month, a major national dialogue that will enable us to examine ways and means to respond to the profound aspirations of the North West and South West populations. West, but also of all the other components of our Nation, "said the head of state in the 29th minute of his address, broadcast on the radio and national television.

This dialogue will be done, however, without the leaders of the separatist movement who have just been sentenced for life by Cameroonian justice.

The mountain that could give birth to a mouse.

Father Ludovic Lado argues that a large national dialogue led by the CPDM will only be a big distraction ". Same story for Alice Nkom, lawyer at the Cameroon Bar and human rights activist. "I did not understand that he could be silent about all the detainees," she said.

President Biya said the dialogue will be chaired by Prime Minister Joseph Dion Nguté, and will bring together the different social components, including representatives of the defense and security forces, as well as those of the armed groups. "The Prime Minister will hold wide consultations and delegations (will) in the coming days to meet the diaspora," he said.

An announcement hailed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. He, through his spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, "encourages the Cameroonian government to ensure that the process is inclusive and responds to the challenges facing the country.