|Cavaye has been house speaker for 23yrs|
The oldest member of the national assembly and president of the provisional bureau of the house, Hon Enow Tanjong; CPDM MP for Manyu in the Southwest region who chaired the opening plenary hailed the determination of the defense forces at the front who he said are registering victories despite field difficulties.
Opening within a context of sorrow caused by the terrorist group, Hon Enow Tanjong said that information from the front reveals that panic has gripped the terrorist group; “that fears neither God nor man”.
“The panic shows the imminent fall of the group and its leader; who is a real incarnation of the devil”, Hon Enow Tanjong said while calling on all Cameroonians to unite behind the defenses forces in the war against the sect.
The oldest member of the national assembly also praised the efforts and actions of the head of state, commander-in-chief of the armed forces towards eradicating the sect likewise gestures to the population of the Northern regions.
The March session of parliament is essentially dedicated to the election of a permanent bureau to pilot the affairs of the national assembly for the next twelve (12) months.
Public affairs analysts say the election of the permanent bureau of the house is a mere formality as speculations are rife that Hon Cavaye Yeguie Djibrill who has been speaker of the house for the past twenty-three (23) years would still be reelected.
Hon Cavaye Yeguie Djibrill has been benefitting from the overwhelming CPDM majority despite opposition protest during the election of bureau members.
According to Hon Joseph Banadzem, SDF parliamentary group leader who has often led protest against Hon Cavaye’s candidature, the CPDM majority at the assembly is fake.
“The electoral commission is not independent, it favoured most of them. They use state apparatus to have what they don’t deserve; reason why they have the majority. We must belong to the bureau according to the text, but the number of places in the bureau is determined by prorata, reason why we asked for one more place, but it was not given”.
Though the mandate of the provisional bureau will come to an end when a permanent bureau of the house would have been elected in the days ahead, Hon Enow Tanjong said it feels good being part time speaker by virtue of age.
By Ndi Eugene Ndi