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Kah Walla to boycott Presidential election

Journal du Cameroun | The Cameroon Peoples Party will not be participating in any electoral process this year because the current setting in the country is not favourable for the process, the party’s leader Edith Kahbang Walla has said.

Kah Walla
The failure to implement credible electoral reforms and the current socio-political climate in the North West and South West regions do not provide a favourable atmosphere for credible elections to hold in Cameroon, Kah Walla said.

“We are not going for elections where it is a setup for one person to win. We have been doing that for thirty years (but) it has not worked so we are not going in for that,” Kah Walla told a press conference on May 8 in Bamenda.

“We want an independent electoral comission, we want a good biometric system to register, we want a two-round (Presidential) election… things that we will be able to say we have a good and proper election. Going to accompany Mr. Biya so many times (in the elections) has not worked,” Kah Walla who was the first woman to run for the Presidential election in Camerron in 2011 questioned the country’s electoral system.

According to Kah Walla, the government in place wants to show its legitimacy to the rest of the world by organising elections by all cost. She thus laments the fact that it was an opportunity for all political parties of the opposition to come together and device a strategy that will force the regime’s hands.

“We would have loved with our opposition colleagues for us to sit down bcaeuse we see this election as an opportunity for us to push the regime’s back to the wall,” she said.

“We can not move forward today with the constitution of Cameroon as it is.We can not move forward with the National Assembly today as it is, we can not move forward with the Supreme Court today as it is. We have to to reform all the institutions, then we can talk about elections,” Kah Walla challenged the institutions.

The CPP President also used the opportunity to address the escalating nature of the Anglophone crisis after visiting some internally displaced persons in the two regions.

She believes only a transitional government can begin healing the wounds of the country that have come as a result of the crisis.

Cameroon is due to hold three crucial elections -Presidential, Council and Legislative- later this year amidst unrest in the two English-speaking regions of the country as seperatists call for a partition of the country.

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34 comments

  1. please dont vote

  2. Hear her “the failure to implement credible electoral reforms”. Is that actually what she said? I thoughjt she particiapted in the last presidential elections and scored less than 1% of the votes. Mrs Kah, how credible was the electoral process before your participation? Mama, no Chance for you even with the best electoral reforms . Ok? Everybody wants to be a president in Cameroon. Wonders shall never end. Have you heard about 237now Movent of Akere Muna? Water takes it Level oh. Hope you know this.

  3. Smart woman looks before leaving!

    For those who have access to and can read the GUARDIAN newspaper, there is an interesting rejoinder to candidate Akere Muna’s interview.
    Briefly, as a candidate for the 2018 presidential election, Akere Muna should be judged on WHAT HE DIDN’T SAY rather than what he actually said.
    As a lawyer, anti-corruption crusader, human rights activist, the candidate maintained a sepulchral silence on the murders, tortures, incarcerations, mayhem, arson and other heinous crimes being committed on a daily basis on innocent citizens in the NW and SW regions of the country he is campaigning to become president of.

    No use to shake the applecart, right?

    • Wow, spell checker!!!!!

      “looks before leaping” !

    • This is exactly how the actions of this evil regime push moderates to the extreme. Who knew federalist Dinga will become an independentist? Keep up the good move. Ambalsnd must be free.

      • Watch out how you distribute your stereotypic labels!
        All I have succeeded to impress here is a simple message – that two sides of a story are better than one!

    • I guess there is violence on both sides and intellectual integrity dictates fairness when assessing a situation involving two parties. Not doing so does not help solving the problem, it makes one become part of the problem!

  4. I’ll miss you…

    • I rem’ u use to really like this lady back in 2011.

      • O’yes, JJr.

        She’s a real fighter…hardly have I seen a woman of such a caliber, who can dodge bullets and water canons. Unlike some conmen who’ve just got large mouths and cry every night in prison…

  5. But Osih of sdf is already campaigning when these reforms you mentioned are not there

  6. Bad news for Dictator Biya. Very bad news indeed.

    Biya had already fabricated the “result” of the presidential election and transmitted to ELECAM.
    He is now compelled to revisit the fabricated result he transmitted to ELECAM. The o.o4 % he gave Kah Walla will now be given to the CPDM.

  7. How on earth can a normal person go for elections in the Cameroons? Elections with all organizers cpdm. Elecam, Do, governors and minister s working for a dying horse.

  8. Only a sick and an uninformed mind, votes in this election.

  9. She’s An SDF informant Anyways. Ni John Fru Ndi’s Apprentices. Following twisted politics of the Illiterate Master! You Cannot win without playing. Get Behind Joshua Oshi or Ho Home

  10. no country has been successful in the last one hundred years in rebuilding its national power,by holding periodic elections that change nothing to the commercial balance of the country.national power is build through industrial reconstruction that has no connection with the act of holding elections every four or five years and changing leaders like we have been indoctrinated to believe beyound doubt.

    • wake up from your bottle of 33 Export and think like an average man..
      What has changed in Cameroon the past 35 years with same people at the top?
      DO you know that nothing happened in cameroon the past 35 years..?
      Do you know that in terms of development, cameroon have been in stagnation for over 35 years?..
      Do you know that in terms of infrastructure , cameroon is one of those few countries in the world with no raods..For example our main highway linking the NWP to the west and to DOuala and yaounde is a disgrace..You drive for 3 hours in a distance of 40 kms from mbouda to Bamenda in modern cameroon 2018.
      Before we start making noise, lets keep export, wine and beer , then reason before writing..
      Its a miracle that there is no revolution in cameroon. MAy be we are too satisfied with life?

      • no country has ever been developed by those at the top.what develops a country is industry.from my information mvondo biya is not supposed to build industries in our villages.

        • With this type of thinking, no wonder we cant move forward..
          Nobody expects the despot to build industries ..
          Nobody expect him to build roads..
          All we need from him is to put a strategy in place for the country to move forward..We cant move forward when people believe in France, when leaders steal all the countrys money and spend in hotels and hide in western Banks..
          A country without a vision is lost..Cameroon as a country is lost..
          A vision helps pave the way for economic development..
          Gives its people innovative ideas, good governance increases creativity ..
          We have half death old people moving with DIAPERS and have no plan..All they want is be in power and hold the people in chains..

  11. Nature will take its course, It is inevitable, and Cameroon will be free from the demonic rulers. Keep playing with God.

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  13. The end of colonial rule in Africa brought into existence new independent states which lacked both effective government institutions and modern national identities. Postcolonial African leaders therefore immediately faced the dual challenges of state building and nation building. Most started out by adopting democratic constitutions copied from their European colonizers, but then quickly descended into various forms of authoritarianism. Many reasons account for this, including the legacy of authoritarianism inherent to colonial rule, the ideological battles of the Cold War, the organizational advantages of the military, ethno-political competition, and even traditional patterns of political culture. Authoritarian rule thus became the central tendency of African politics during the Cold War

  14. Today the norm is democracy, albeit flawed, with most African governments coming to power through competitive elections, and most rulers following civilian rather than military careers. But the struggle for democracy has not been entirely successful, with major reversals appearing frequently in every region. First there are certain rulers who have successfully established family dynasties, or ethnic clan-based systems of neo-patrimonial rule. Next there are new military rulers who have come to power through coups d’état, or as warlords in failed or collapsed states. Finally, there are parties and presidents who have learned how to survive the advent of multiparty elections. Denying basic freedoms of association, speech, and the press are instruments of such “illiberal” democracies.

  15. Others are manipulating registration lists, denying voters’ rights, and fraudulent counts. Political scientists working on the continent today do recognize that many authoritarian rulers have simply learned how to master the new environment of democracy. Foreign electoral observer missions and international sanctions have each become a constant. New thinking about democracy is focusing attention on the development of “civil society,” and in its more radical variant, support for social movements. The possibility that western democracy may not be suitable for Africa has also resulted in scholarship on alternative forms of government based on indigenous cultural experience. Perhaps the synthesis of democracy and authoritarian rule in Africa will come through the contemporary focus on “governa

  16. Kah Walla Go Big or Go Home! The Time For Midiocrity is far gone!After a few years of counterproductive mediocrity, the PPP got the losing thing right!

  17. DONT GET ME WRONG BUT THIS WOMAN KNOWS SHE CAN NOT MAKE ANY RESULTS EVEN IF THE ELECTIONS WERE FREE AND FAIR. SHE IS NOT A GREAT OPPOSITION FORCE TO RECKON WITH,

  18. What wrong with this karwalaï ? a political leader boycotting all elections and claiming to free Cameroonians from the CPDM nails how will she succeed ?

  19. The blame game provides so much euphoria, n’est-ce pas? And when the victim is the target the euphoric index is higher still.

  20. Dear Madame,
    Why the propaganda about staged elections in Cameroon.
    60yrs of post colonial pseudo independenct Cameroon, 2 presidents hand picked by France, when did Cameroon have any election?
    Nguesso- Congo, Bongo-Gabon, Gnassingbe-Togo, Biya-Cameroon
    Same hand picked Presidents by champs Elysee ruling Africans in the last 60yrs.
    The lie of democratic elections has been sold to masses who are willing participants in their indirect slavery.
    The son of Biya or his wife will be appointed president of Cameroon another him in accordance with French style democratic elections as we saw with Bongo in Gabon.
    Let the clown shown continue!