Friday, August 24, 2012

The Bamenda Declaration by G7 on the Electoral Code Exploits New Avenues

Garga, Dzongang, Fru Ndi, Prof. Fabien & Ayah
Members of the G7 met in Bamenda today August 24, 2012. The meeting code- named National Forum on the electoral code and the preservation of peace in Cameroon had as guest speakers Prof. Fabien Eboussi Boulaga, Dr. Owona Vincent Nguini, Dr. Stephan Akoa and others. Opposition leaders present in the Bamenda conclave were Ni John Fru Ndi, Hon Ayah Paul Abine, Garga Haman and Ablert Dzongang. Conspicuously absent but represented were Edith Kah Walla, Ben Muna and Adamu Ndam Njoya.
At the end of the meeting G7 came out with what will henceforth be known as the Bamenda Declaration.
Here  is the full text of the Bamenda Declaration.
The leaders of the G7, political parties non members of the G7 and members of the civil society met in Bamenda on August 24, 2012 within the context of the National Forum on the Electoral Code and the Preservation of Peace in Cameroon,
Following their deliberations, they decided to:
¨                                   Put together all proposals made by the different participants and also the various thematic documents presented by the G7 political parties in view of handing them to the technical Secretariat responsible for drafting the final proposals for the amendment of the Electoral Code adopted by the National Assembly in April 2012 to make it inclusive and democratic.
¨                                   Put in place a Synthesis Committee made of experts in charge of editing the final draft of the Electoral Code.
¨                                   Make the commitment to publish the final document at their earliest convenience.

Done in Bamenda this 24th August, 2012
Ni John Fru Ndi
Adamou Ndam Njoya (Represented by Ndeuchela Christophe)
Garga Haman Adji
Albert Dzongang
Ayah Paul Abine
Edith Kah Walla (Represented by Som Jospeh)


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