Cameroon’s Prime Minister, Philemon Yang backed by one hundred stalwarts of his native Northwest province has asked President Paul Biya to hold early presidential elections, APA can report. The motion of support and deference published Monday justified this position by the desire to see no less than the leader of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM) completing large development projects launched over the past two years, ending the militant insurgency in the Far North and rebellions in Central African Republic border. The appeal comes after similar arguments relayed by the state-owned media.
Although most of these motions of support and calls for applications are for 2018, many observers suspect the government of taking advantage of this favourable situation to call for the election.
Others accuse the authors of these calls, which are from government members, elected officials and other public company CEOs, of taking the president hostage to protect their own selfish interests.