Maurice Kamto, candidate of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM), at the Cameroon October 7 presidential election, has said his national resistance plan against the President-elect, Paul Biya, will continue despite government crackdown on his supporters.
After Cameroon’s constitutional council declared Biya winner of the elections, Kamto had fired back.
Reacting to the constitutional council’s October 22 declaration, Professor Maurice Kamto released a document which shows that he, Kamto, won by over 39% of validly cast votes.
In a video Kamto had called on public protests, urging party militants and Cameroonians in general, to rise up against the injustice. Some party militants heeded to the call, with many in and out of Cameroon taking to the streets. In Cameroon, the public protests both in Douala and Yaounde was met with fierce government’s crackdown as security forces arrested scores of CRM militants.
Hailing the brave militants, the CRM boss said those who were detained for decrying injustice will forever be heroes.
In a message dedicate to who he called patriots, Maurice Kamto said;
“To all the patriots of the diaspora who mobilized themselves as never before in our history since the proclamation of the unfair results of the presidential election of October 7; to all Cameroonians at home and abroad who have courageously been committed to this struggle of the National Resistance Plan (NRP) the past weekend; to those of you, who last Saturday and from the banks of River Wouri made Douala and Cameroon vibrate, by your peaceful and courageous acts; to the Cameroonian diaspora who from your stay in foreign land have joined your voices and your footsteps to those of the compatriots of Douala; to the protesters of the Roman Catholic Community of Yaoundé who, on the esplanade of Our Lady Cathedral, in silence, meditation, prayer, and in a peaceful manner, were in total fellowship last Sunday with the ideal to seek the truth of the presidential election of October 7, 2018; to those who brought their support and compassion to the imprisoned protesters, you were able to bear the cost of their arbitrary arrest, you have become heroes and your courage commands admiration, which by every way strengthens our determination to resist arbitrary arrest and oppression. Also, I strongly and vigorously condemn the squashing of your liberties and your rights by the forces against Truth, Law and Justice and I assure you of my unflinching commitment to this struggle.
To the lawyers and other people of good will who have spontaneously mobilized to defend those whose fight for freedom and justice led to their detention, hear in my voice the expression of my patriotic gratitude towards you.
Let’s stay mobilized because the national resistance continues!”