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Cameroon: Akere Muna petitions House speaker against CPDM MP’s hate speech

Akere Muna

The leader of the ‘Now Movement’ Barrister Akere Muna has petitioned the Speaker of the National Assembly Honourable Cavaye Yeguie Djibril to convene an extraordinary session of parliament to deal with comments made by an an alternate Member of Parliament.

Honourable Essomba Bengono sparked outrage by apparently minimising the number of persons killed in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon during a TV debate programme sparking outrage.

“Do you know how many times God had to wipe out the human race to constitute a people? Do you know how many times? The number of alliances he made with man? He sais “I’m destroying Sodom and Gomorrah”. We are not counting the number of deaths, you understand? We count Cameroonians active on a daily basis,” the MP said on Equinoxe TV.

However, the alternate Member of Parliament immediately backtracked on his comments 24 hours later and apologised.

“Such a statement by an elected official far from constituting a distraction has the potential of discrediting any discourse about peace and dialogue promoted by the party to which he belongs,” Akere Muna said.

He urged the House Speaker to “convene an extraordinary session that will deal not only with the case of Honourable Essomba Bengono Engelbert, but also carry out an elaborate hearing during which it will listen to Cameroonians and
enable you to produce your very own parliamentary report on the dangers our country now faces.”


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