The March session of parliament will will open on Monday March 13 at a time when political analysts are casting doubts over the fate of outspoken SDF Member of Parliament, Hon Joseph Wirba. They argue his immunity may be lifted.
The Jakiri MP boosted his popularity among English-speaking Cameroonians when he mounted the pedestal in the National Assembly in November 2016 and pleaded their case. It should be noted that the SDF MP is more or less seen as one of the motivators of the on-going protests in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.
Almost every influential English speaking Cameroonian who has, in the past couple of months, been vocal about the Anglophone problem has either been arrested or is in hiding. Hon. Wirba, it should be recalled, told the House Speaker that his observations of the marginalisation of Anglophones have made him to conclude that Southern Cameroons secessionists are right in their struggle.
Some local newspapers, earlier this year announced the possible holding of an extraordinary session of parliament during which Hon. Wirba’s immunity was going to be lifted so he can be arrested. The speculative articles also suggested that Hon. Martin Oyono, Douala-based MP of the ruling CPDM was also going to see his immunity stripped off for being critical of government.