To Rene Sadi, Kamto is just a normal citizen and nothing else. He was speaking this Tuesday morning on Radio France International, where he reacted to the media's worry if Paul Biya would agree to meet with Maurice Kamto of the CRM, following an earlier call made by the opposition candidate that he was ready for dialogue.
« President Paul Biya can not be considered to be on the same footing Mr. Kamto. Mr. Kamto is a citizen like everyone else. I think that today, he must stop being considered alike. I want to point out that Mr. Kamto and his supporters are before the Cameroonian courts for facts unrelated to their political commitment « , said Rene Sadi.
The RFI journalists further questioned why Kamto and his supporters were facing a death penalty , when they hadn’t killed anyone. Mr Sadi replied, « The laws, are the laws and the judges will appreciate the case. It is up to the Cameroonian judges to appreciate the gravity of the facts of each and every one, and to take sentences that each person deserves ».
During his press briefing in Yaounde, Maurice Kamto's lawyer, Eric Dupond Moretti, expressed the wish to personally meet President PaulBiya too,on the plight of his client, a step Rene Sadi thinks is misleading.
« Listen, we ask Moretti that he did not come to Cameroon as a mediator ».decried the Minister.
He called on the lawyer to focus on his judicial.file and not involve in arguments that surround claims over Kamto’s victory, at the 2018 presidential elections.
Kamto and over 100 supporters of his party were arrested after a nation wide protest to decry electoral fraud and injustices in Cameroon. He is facing a terrorism charge.