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Cameroon: SDF demands International pressure on Government

The Social Democratic Front Party has called on the International community to “hold the Cameroon Government to engage in a…

The Social Democratic Front Party has called on the International community to “hold the Cameroon Government to engage in a ceasefire and an all-inclusive dialogue” that will bring solutions to the deepening Anglophone crisis.

The call was made in a communique signed by the party chairman Ni John Fru Ndi and made public last Friday.

In the communique, the party praised the European parliament for their recent declaration on the worsening conflict in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon.

It mentioned that the European Parliament’s declaration contains some issues the party had formally presented to the Biya Government over The past three years.

“The SDF reiterates that the plaguing issues raised by the European Parliament on the Anglophone crisis are very genuine and had repeatedly been tabled by the SDF to the Biya Government over the past three years” the two paged document partly reads.

The SDF equally decried the inability of the different commissions so far created by the government to look into the crisis to find a solution.

“The SDF further urges the European Parliament to take cognizance of the fact that the wounds of marginalization and second class citizenship for over 58years are very deep on the Anglophone existence and cannot find lasting and sustainable solutions in such surface treatments like a failed decentralization, a poor diagnosed National Commission for the promotion bilingualism and Multiculturalism, nor the commission for the unconditional surrender of Anglophones referred to as Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Committee” part of the document read.

The SDF frowned at “The serious human rights abuses and breaches of International humanitarian law, resulting in the mass killing of Anglophone Cameroonians, the fleeing of 10000 refugees…..the wanton burning and destruction of property, the closure of schools and hospitals as well as the general state of insecurity throughout the Anglophone regions.”

As such, they urged the community of the Central African States, the African Union and the UN to mount pressure on the Cameroon government to engage in an inclusive dialogue that will help bring all the parties together.