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Constitutional Council: Gov’t representatives strike back, accuse kamto of dishonesty

After hours of listening to ‘fraud claims’ petitions from Kamto’s legal team, it was time for the council to listen to government’s reaction to the petitions.

Taking the floor, Gregoire Owona, Cameroon’s Minister of Labor and Social Security, accused Maurice Kamto of being an ungrateful tribalist. Owona wondered why the CRM Presidential candidate brought up the issue of Bamileke and Beti to the court. To him, by using such examples, Maurice Kamto is trying to promote hate among peaceful Cameroonians.

Reacting to kamto’s claims that his party was denied authorisation to hold public meetings, Owona said ” the CPDM has also been refused authorisation to hold public meetings too by administrative authorities”.

Other die hard regime officials like Barrister Eyango, Counsel for CPDM, joined Owona on stage to accuse Kamto’s legal team of gross dishonesty. Brandishing files and documents to the council, Eyango said Barrister Michel Ndoki, who defended Kamto, based her arguments on false facts. “They are all fabricated stories” Barrister Eyango insisted.

During yesterday’s hearing, Military heads equally joined the lawyers to defend Biya’s CPDM before the Constitutional Council Judges. They maintained that adequate measures were put in place to guarantee the safety of voters especially in the crisis hit North West and South West Regions.

They denied all fraud claims presented by the opposition candidates and urged the council to take the right decision for all Cameroonians.

The council will reconvene today at 10am with the hearing of SDF Joshua Osih’s case. The council is said to rule on Kamto’s post electoral petitions by 6pm today.

Published on 05.05.2023

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