The minister of Higher Education Jaques Fame Ndongo, who also serves as Communication Secretary of the CPDM Central Committee, has expressed dissatisfaction with the statements made by Tibor Nagy about the state of affairs in Cameroon’s governance.
The former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, is considered to have held Cameroon’s democracy in low regard. He made a post on Twitter two days ago linked to the arrest of Cameroonian Tech Entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong “#FreeRebecca. Does the Cameroonian government have no shame? Even Putin exercises more finesse in jailing people for their politics. Time for major changes in Yaounde” the tweet read.
#FreeRebecca. Does the Cameroonian Govt have no shame? Even Putin exercises more finesse in jailing people for their politics. Time for major changes in Yaoundé.
— Tibor Nagy (@TiborPNagyJr) August 12, 2021
In reaction, Jacques Fame Ndongo published a release to reaffirm the fact that Cameroon is a State of law “Mr Tibor fails to understand that Cameroon is essentially a democratic state (free and transparent elections, freedom of expression, of thought and of religious views; political parties contributing effectively to the expression of suffrage as stipulated by our constitution, respect of human rights…)” an excerpt of the communique indicated.
The CPDM political figure also highlighted the point that Cameroon has more than 300 political parties that function normally, a National Assembly, a Senate, Regional and Municipal councils, all proving how democratic Cameroon is.
Pr Fame Ndongo emphasized that Paul Biya got to power after being legally elected adding that, the 88-year old president is the one who brought democracy to Cameroon.