There was anger and frustration in the air at the Cameroon National Assembly today, June 11, 2014 when visiting Ivorian House Speaker Hon. Guillaume Soro entered the House. Considered as the man who betrayed Gbagbo, former Ivorian Rebel leader, Hon. Guillaume Soro now masquerading as House Speaker has been sucked into the political drama of the Cameroon National Assembly where boycotts and walk-outs are established menus.
However, this is the first time that Members of Parliament of the leading opposition Social Democratic Front-SDF have walked out in anger to express their disapproval of visitor. The most interesting part of the drama is that while SDF MPs stormed out, Members of Parliament of the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement on the other hand gave the visiting Ivorian House Speaker a standing ovation. It should be recalled that last weekend the National Executive Council-NEC of the SDF meeting in Buea, distanced selves from the visit.
Besides, allegations are rife at that an emissary of the FPI party of former President Laurent Gbagbo was in Cameroon and exceptionally attended the Buea NEC meeting to lobby SDF support in pressurizing for the release of former Ivorian Head of State, Laurent Gbagbo who is currently undergoing trail for crime against humanity at the Hague.
The Nifty Gritty of Constant Ivorian High Profile Personalities in Cameroon
Ivorian House Speaker arrived Cameroon on June 10, 2014 for a five-day working visit. In less than six months three state personalities have visited Cameroon. Yet public opinion has been wondering what could be their hidden agenda? Of late, Ivorian Minister of Communication was in Cameroon. Speculations were rife at that she came with a bag of money to buy over some media organs. But Cameroon’s own vuvuzela, cum Minister of Communication, Isa Tchiroma Bakary debunked the allegations. The worry is that in less than six months, three high profile state personalities of Quatara regime have visited Cameroon. To cut the story short, Hon. Guillaume Soro has finally let the cat out of the bag. He called on Cameroon to support his country in their reconciliation process. While corroborating the sardonic act of the SDF, he said that if the incident didn’t occur he won’t have been popular in Cameroon. He also said he has come to learn given that he is just 42 years old, added that his life has never been that of roses and that he has seen almost every other thing. To him, if Gbagbo accepted the results of the elections, he (Gbagbo) wouldn't have been at the Hague today.
Harping on the phenomenon called Boko Haram, Soro said that (Boko Haram) is not fighting against injustice, but on the contrary they are fighting institute injustice reasons why it should be destroyed. He also proposed that the Cameroon National Assembly should organize an inter-parliamentary meeting to strategise against the phenomenon given that Hon. Cavaye Yeguie is the doyen of the Club of African Assembly of Speakers. Justifying why he was a rebel, he said revolted against “Ivoirite” just like Ruben Um Nyobe, Martin Paul Samba, and others rebelled against colonial dominance in Cameroon.
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