Calls For Uprising : Political Class, Civil Society Continuously Condemn

Cameroon’s political class, civil society organisations and individuals have stood up as one man to continuously condemn calls by some political party leaders and their cohorts to engage in uprisings, street and other sorts of public demonstrations against State institutions.  The Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) that called for the boycott of the February 9, 2020 twin legislative and municipal council elections and has also given conditions for the holding of the December 6, 2020 election of Regional Councillors is championing the calls for street demonstrations and using the occasion to call for the overthrow of the State institutions.  

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The population has joined government is condemning and cautioning the perpetrators of such demonstrations. Communication Minister, René Emmanuel Sadi who is government’s spokesperson in an earlier press release on September 15, 2020 warmed the leaders of the political party who have been calling for an uprising and  overthrow of Republic institutions.  The calls, government said, are punishable by the Penal Code as well as relevant provisions of  Law No. 2014/28 of December 2014 on the suppression of terrorism acts. According to government, no demonstration can be considered peaceful when its declared intent is to trigger an uprising and overthrow the democratically elected republic institutions.

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Territorial Administration Minister, Paul Atanga Nji shortly after the presidential decree of September 7, 2020 convening the electoral colleges for the December 6, 2020 election of Regional Councillors, warned the leaders of the party who have been calling for the uprising. In the press conference he gave saluting the convening of the electoral colleges and stating the support  of the administration in the entire electoral process, Minister Atanga Nji, cited the different legislations relating to public demonstrations. In all, government has assured that the defence and security forces will take every necessary step to strictly maintain law and order as well as social peace. Administrative authorities are also mobilised to ensure the strictly maintenance of law and order.

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