Canada Speaks of Biya’s re-election
Many countries have been trying to nicely draw the attention of the Cameroon government to the disaster that might play out in the country following the rigged October 2018 presidential poll.
Among those countries is Canada, the gentle giant that has been in the spotlight for the right reasons. A great economy, genuine democracy, universal health coverage, free education right up to high school, great housing and above all a great sanctuary for people running away from persecution.
After the comedy that was staged at the Constitutional Council, Global Affairs Canada has issued a statement, urging the government to implement the necessary reforms that might help the country avoid future political problems.
“On October 22, Cameroon’s Constitutional Council announced that president Paul Biya is the winner of the presidential election. Canada takes note of this result and takes this opportunity to encourage the Cameroonian authorities to continue implementing the necessary reforms to strengthen the electoral legal framework,” the statement says.
“We call on the Cameroonian authorities and all stakeholders to engage firmly in an inclusive dialogue in order to find long-term peaceful solutions to the crisis and put an end to the violence that rages in the northwest and southwest regions,” the statement stresses.
“This situation has serious social and economic consequences for the Cameroonian people and the country as a whole. It also had a negative impact on the participation of the populations of these regions in the electoral process,” the statement adds.
“Canada is a long-time friend of the Cameroonian people and seizes the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to support Cameroon in its future efforts to meet the challenges of peace and social and economic development. Canada remains ready to accompany Cameroon in its process for the return of peace,” the statement concludes.
It should be indicated that Canada hardly criticizes other countries openly, but it is always ready to lend a hand. This great country that has always been considered as the best country in the world to live in, clearly believes in peace. It holds that without justice and peace, no country will progress.
Canada has had to deal with minorities too. Understanding the importance of peace, successive Canadian governments have always worked for peace and they have always considered dialogue as the key that can enable people across the globe to live a peaceful and fulfilling life.
It is therefore not in error that the notion of peacekeeping is associated with Canada. It remains a great country to raise kids and live a fulfilling life. A land of immigrants, Canada has touched many souls, including late Professor Bernard Nsokika Fonlon who had great admiration for Canadian bilingualism.
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