Saturday, March 9, 2013

Senatorial Challenges: Cavaye Yeguie Djibril to Resign

 Zehinatou Baba
Hon. Cavaye Yeguie, elected House Speaker since 1992 and was elected MP since 1972
By the end of the day on March 7, 2013, the CPDM party Central Committee team for the assessing and analyzing of lists of senatorial had already received four lists in the Far North Region. According to our sources, lists led respectively by Cavaye Yéguié Djibril, Sali Dairou, Adama Yassifou and Haman Tchiouto is now the center of discussion in Maroua. Upon observation, the “heavyweights” in the region, both CPDM MPs in the National Assembly and members of the political bureau of the party are competing for the Senate. The tussle according to what we gathered is between the National Assembly Speaker Cavaye Yeguie  Djibril and Sali Dairou. Yet it is alleged that Louis Paul Motaze tried to form a consensus list but it was above him. However, the news is now that Hon. Cavaye Yenguie Djibril will have to resign before he contest in the upcoming senatorial elections giving that the laws doesn’t permit accumulation of functions. It should be recalled that Cavaye Yeguie Djibril was elected National Assembly Speaker since 1992and since then he has been there. He began his parliamentary career since 1970 has been there and some Northerners think it is a throne that he inherited from his forefathers.  As for Sali Dairou, he is one of the famous rapporteurs of the Committee on Finance. Before becoming an MP, he has been seen as one of the most controversial ministers of the Biya regime. He resigned from the position of Minister of Public Service.  The question many are asking is what is so important in being a senator that even the Speaker of the National wants to quit the prestigious position of President of the National Assembly to becoming a senator.
But the plurality of candidates, and especially the fact that they are not on the same list, announced tough battles in this region, where the CPDM leadership sinking like a ship. Pending publication of the final lists, there will be exercises in all directions, including the disqualifications.

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