Poor Foundation of Multiparty Politics, Real Problem of Cameroon-Fabrice Lena

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The Secretary general of Popular Action Party, PAP, Fabrice Lena has said the real problem of Cameroon is the opposition with its numerous micro Pseudo political parties.

” I think it is high time we started thinking and putting forth the question of multiple micro parties as a people to look into this issue of pseudo parties critically to stand against this reality that is dividing us in favour of one party” Fabrice said.

The award winning politician holds strongly that political parties with best prevailing ideologies should come under the umbrellas of Nationalists, Liberals, Conservatives and socialists. He argues further that the law that permits the creation of so many parties in a micro politically immature state with the population of less thirty million and multiple ethnic groups with strong cultural bonds should be reviewed… Continue Reading

“I think it is time we start thinking and putting forth the question of multiple micro parties as a people, to look into this issue of pseudo parties critically, to stand against this reality that is dividing us in favour of one party.

I am the representative of a political party but i strongly hold that we should review the law that permits creation of so many parties in a Micro, politically immature state with less than 30million people and multiple ethnic groups with strong cultural bond. I tell you i will vote for merging of these parties according to best prevailing political ideologies of maximum 4 categories such as; Nationalist, Liberals, Conservatives, and Socialist.

The numerous micro parties are not helping matters for the common man. Infact, they are the people’s problem as of now. The existence of these small inefficient parties is the main reason for triumph of the CPDM party for the past 30years because the foundation of multiparty politics was poorly setup. This is coupled with the fact that after independence till now Cameroon had never had any true democratically elected President, it was first an arranged Neo colonial French puppet and later a Neo colonial constitutional heir.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to see the competitive political evolution that some democratically emerging African countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Angola, Guinea had experienced from imposed presidents to brutal dictators, to liberators and finally democratically elected presidents for limited terms of office.

When we look at opposition in Cameroon, starting from the members of the so-called G-20 “opposition political parties” supporting CPDM, probably because they tried the true opposition from the beginning and discovered that the rules and conditions are not fair and equal, coupled with the fact that must of their actions to dare the Big man of Etoudi were muscled by force. They decided rationally and quietly to join the winning camp and eat quietly while helping to disintegrate, fragment and deepen the already factional society we have today. Since 2016 till now, apart from the Press conference this G20 guys held in September to denounce the 22 September protest, i haven’t ever heard them make statement on any of the sociopolitical or security problems affecting the country, yet they are political parties and they want to lead the country with everybody inclusive.I hope you are seeing, I hope you are taking note.

Those with few seats in the parliament; PCRN, UDC, SDF,FSNC are unable agree to work together and sanction the failing ruling party. At least our parliament had a different regard before 2018 when the Joseph Wirba and likes could question and resist some arbitrary laws, and over influence of the President’s nominee ministers in affairs of the National assembly. We wonder the use of a Bicameral legislation of people who cannot question simple wrong decisions that are taken against the people they are supposed to represent. To stand by your people doesn’t make you to loose favour in front of your boss who nominated you. These parties in the parliament are behaving more or less like the G-20 group of parties, because they are afraid to offend the Big man of Etoudi than to offend their people who they claim gave them a mandate and who they are supposed to represent. How are they helping to solve the sociopolitical problems we are facing? How are they helping to collaborate and counter the hyperinflationary policies of the government pushing standard of living upwards every day? Yet they are political leaders and they want to lead us tomorrow.
I hope you are seeing, I hope you are taking note.

The No to Elections parties CRM, CPP, PAP, MOCDENA, MPSC, USDP are unable to unite against the Big man of Etoudi and his regime, even though all of them have agreed that rules and conditions of Elections are not favourable, even though all of them have agreed that the best way to solve the multiple crisis that we are stuck into right now is political transition that will usher in a new Republic and a new government, probably after the processes of a proper political transition. Why can’t they form a common block? Why did they not protest together? Why are they not planning and acting together? Why are they not forming a common strategy? I have been in the cycle of people who want change but also of people with egos that nobody will want to surrender the political strategy, peculiarities of each party to another for the suffering people. Everyone seems all knowing, everyone seems all sufficient. They have all been crying and shouting for the people in one tv station to another, from one press conference to another, from one political transition program to another, what is the result so far? Is it time for self-evaluation? Is it time for us to say no to multiplication of pseudo political parties? Is it time for us to ask for reform of laws regulating political parties?
I hope you are seeing, I hope you are taking note.

The Cameroonian people, the civil society, the media, the syndicates, the trade unions, the uniform officers are they helping matters? I am not a judge, please pardon me if by any disposition, I wrongly put it to you as I see it. The population, the pressure groups, the army are supposed to backup for stability when “politicians are failing. Most of our civil society and syndicates are no different from the G-20 guys, by their words and works. The few tenable ones, are they significant enough for any significant change? I am wondering, because if it were so, we won’t have been at this stuck point. Our people are very good at criticizing with keyboards, on the social media, criticizing shortcomings of everyone and proposing nothing. Call for action for a bold step, you will be left alone. What do we want? What should we do? Right actions guide good outpour of thoughts with courage, consistency and credibility.

The change begins with you, change your mindset, stand for the right thing and choose the right road, the right people.

The People First’

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