by Atanga Celestin
These are clear indicators that ELECAM will fail and woefully so! In other words, if you do not plan, you are planning to fail. On the other hand, this goes to also prove that Mr. Biya cannot conduct elections and be defeated! Like the NDI in 1992, the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Church after monitoring the 2004 presidential elections summed it up in a few words that, “The Sovereignty of the Cameroonian People at Stake.” In like manner, after observing the July 2007 twin (parliamentary and municipal) elections, the Embassies of the United States of America, the Netherlands and the High Commissioner of Great Britain came out with a join press statement that the elections were a “missed opportunity” which the Cameroon Government would have used to move the democratic process forward.
With all these, no one can win an election which Mr. Biya is a candidate. If you choose a “candidat unique” amongst the formidable trio of former South African President Nelson Mandela, U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Benedict XVI to run against Biya with the present constituted ELECAM/MINATD in charge, Mr. Biya will mercilessly “thrash” them. After weighing all these….