Cameroon – European Parliament Vs Senate: Senator Kemende Rubbishes Niat Njifenji’s Condemnation

Par Atia T. AZOHNWI | Cameroon-Info.Net
YAOUNDE - 21-Apr-2019 - 11h24   3739                      
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Kemende Henry Gamsey, sénateur du SDF archives
Kemende Henry Gamsey, Senator of the North West Constituency and Member of the opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF) party has described as a “one-man-show” the response given by Cameroon’s Senate President to a European Parliament Resolution on Cameroon.

The firebrand SDF kingpin said his party was never consulted before the April 19, 2019 press release was signed. He criticized Senate President, Marcel Niat Njifenji for responding to the European Parliament resolution on Cameroon on behalf of the senate without consulting the assembly.

The President of Cameroon’s Senate, Marcel Niat Njifenji had blasted the European Parliament for embarking on “a smear campaign” against “the sovereign state” of Cameroon when they released resolution 2019/2691(RSP) of April 18, 2019 in relation to the socio-political climate in the country’s North West and South West Regions.

In a press release dated April 19, 2019, the Senate President said the European Parliament resolution on Cameroon contains “a litany of falsehoods on the socio-political and security situation in Cameroon”.

“The State of Cameroon, deeply attached to its territorial integrity and its unitary and decentralized status, has through its Government spared no effort in providing ideal solutions to the problems faced in the North West and South West Regions ever since the tabling of the unionist and corporatist claims,” Niat wrote.

 

But Kemende thinks Niat ought to have convened an extra-ordinary session of the Senate to deliberate on a possible response regarding the European Parliament resolution 2019/2691(RSP) on Cameroon.

The SDF Senator is of the opinion that the government bench has monopolized parliament, thus influencing her every decision. He said the European Parliament’s interest on the goings-on in Cameroon is welcome, but regretted that action is yet to be seen. He suggests that an ultimatum be given government so that the problems in the country can be speedily handled.

Even though the North West and South West Regions remain restive, Niat maintains that: “The Senate of the Republic of Cameroon is convinced of the relevance of the measures taken by the State of Cameroon, through its Government, to curb the violence perpetrated by the Boko Haram terrorist sect in the Far North Region, and to ease the situation in the North West and South West Regions, for the populations which are victims of these terrorist attacks to get the fulfillment  of peace which is their legitimate right.”

The Senate President is also of the believe: “The State of Cameroon, deeply attached to its territorial integrity and its unitary and decentralized status, has through its Government spared no effort in providing ideal solutions to the problems faced in the North West and South West Regions ever since the tabling of the unionist and corporatist claims.”

 

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