A prominent member of the Central Committee of the ruling CPDM party has said that President Biya runs the risk of being at the International Criminal Court. Prof. Charlemagne Mesange Nyamding in an interview with a sister publication, Cameroon Info.Net also noted that the Francophone soldiers killed in Southern Cameroons were a consequence of a misguided policy that incited nervousness.
Mesange Nyamding who also moonlights as a senior lecturer at the International Relations Institute, IRIC condemned bluntly the Biya regime’s decision to send troops to quell the activities of Southern Cameroons protesters.
“We must avoid what I call a military escalation. We cannot solve a social problem with a military solution. If the army continues to fire on the populations, Paul Biya, the head of the state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces runs the risk of being at the International Criminal Court. We can do nothing but dialogue; this is the only way that the President of the Republic should follow. Look at how he handled the Bakassi case, for example. President Paul Biya is a man of dialogue.”
The University Don who was shortlisted for the Cameroon Concord News Man of the Year award condemned the killing of men in uniform in Southern Cameroons but invited the head of state to continue with inclusive dialogue to find solutions to the crisis.
Prof. Nyamding also pointed out that the President of the Republic must continue the dialogue and quickly implement decentralization.
By Sonne Peter with files from CINExtract: Cameroon Concord News