The Cameroon’s Peoples Party, CPP has debunked reports over state media which insinuated that the party has changed its stance towards boycotting May 20 celebrations.
The communique purported to be from a CPP’s vice-president was read over the Cameroon Radio Television, CRTV, recently.
In reaction, the CPP’s secretary general issued a press release on May 16, reaffirming the party’s non-participation in the upcoming May 20 parade. The party equally declared that the CRTV report is false. The press release published on Kah Walla, CPP president’s Facebook page reads as follows;
“The CPP reaffirms its non-participation in the official festivities organized by the Government of Mr Paul Biya on the occasion of the celebration of national unity on the 20th May 2017.
Our communiqué of May 11, 2017 is clear: NO CELEBRATION OF THE NATIONAL UNITY IN THE MIDST OF EXCLUSION, VIOLATION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND REPRESSION!
As stipulated in the press release of 11 May, this non-participation is effective throughout the national territory.
Any other information, from any source other than the official channels of the party, is invalid and is not in conformity with CPP rules and regulations.
We invite the CRTV, which is financed by our taxes, to stop behaving as a propaganda organ of the CPDM and to contact the official sources of the CPP in order to obtain official party positions which are adopted following a deliberative process in accordance with the letter and the spirit of our statutes.
These statutes of the CPP are available and provide explicit information as to the persons qualified to speak on behalf of the party.
This gross manoeuvre of division does not deceive anyone. It ends up discrediting a media which is supposed to inform Cameroonians and which instead unfortunately often behaves as a great source of disinformation of citizens”.