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Ghost town to paralyse CPDM anniversary celebrations

Members of the outlawed Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society consortium have declared a two day ghost town operation aimed at paralysing…

Members of the outlawed Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society consortium have declared a two day ghost town operation aimed at paralysing anniversary celebrations of the Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement, CPDM, slated for March 24.

The call for civil disobedience in the two English speaking regions, the consortium say is meant to denounce government’s crackdown on Anglophone cameroonians, Biya’s bad governing style  and support the consortium leaders who are to appear before the military tribunal in yaounde today to answer terrorism charges. In the build-up to tomorrow’s party anniversary, text messages have been circulating in both the South West and North West Regions from activists declaring severe ghost towns.

For their part, CPDM elites of the North West regions are reportedly taking precautionary measures in order to avoid a repeat of the December 8, 2016 incident where Prime Minister Yang, the party’s scribe, Jean Kuete and a host of other militants were blocked from leaving Ayaba Hotel. The bloody protest had led to the death of many with others arrested and ferried to yaounde.

Acknowledging the current socio-political crisis plaguing the region, the CPDM party bigwigs have strictly restricted the celebrations to the Bamenda congress hall, the party’s head office in the North West region. The usual parade at the commercial avenue has been called off for fear of violent confrontation with the public. The event planners have also implored militants to avoid outdoor events.

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