Last kicks of a dying horse: Niat denounces foreign interference in Cameroon’s internal affairs
Cameroon’s Senate President Marcel Niat Njifenji on Thursday denounced the interference in Cameroon’s internal affairs by some countries and international organizations.
“Foreign countries must not draw hasty conclusions on the way in which Cameroon manages its domestic problems. This is wrong and must be denounced. Cameroon is an independent nation,” Njifenji said immediately after he was re-elected as Senate president with 92 votes out of 99 voters during an elective plenary session of the Senate in Yaounde.
He condemned acts of violence in the two English-speaking regions of the country and emphasized that they were caused by separatists who want to establish an independent nation in the regions.
“The Senate will spare no effort in giving President Paul Biya all his support for the maintenance of unity, security and development of Cameroon,” Njifenji said.
Njifenji has been president of Cameroon’s Senate since 2013 following his appointment by presidential decree. He is also a senior member of the ruling party Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement.