G7 Political Parties to work on draft electoral code

Bamenda G7 Forum

Members of the G7 group of opposition parties, including civil society members have submitted   proposals for the drafting of a genuine, transparent and credible electoral system in Cameroon following their meeting last week in Bamenda.

Holding under the framework of “the National Forum on the Electoral Code and the preservation of peace” the various proposals would be sent to a technical committee made up of renounce legal minds that would finally come out with a document that would be forwarded to the national assembly.

This would involve some renounce Professors of law and lawyers like prof. Eboussi Fabian Belagha and Prof. Vincent Owona Nguini , Stephan Akwa and Claude David.

Speaking at the meeting hosted by the SDF, Ni John Fru Ndi, chairman of the party and president of the G7 called on the group, the civil society and Cameroonians in general to used the same method other countries around the world have used to oust sit-tight leaders like Paul Biya. He said no meaningful change can come to Cameroon with Mr. Biya in power.

Present at the Bamenda rendezvous were four presidents of the seven political parties that make up the G7. These included  ni John fru Ndi (SDF), Garga Haman Adji (Alliance for Democracy and Development), Albert Dzongang (Dynamique) and Hon Ayah Paul (PAP).  The others were represented by top party officials.

Here  is the full text of the Bamenda Declaration.

 The leaders of the G7, political parties non members of the G7 and members of the civil society met in Bamenda on August 24, 2012 within the context of the National Forum on the Electoral Code and the Preservation of Peace in Cameroon,

 Following their deliberations, they decided to:

  • Put together all proposals made by the different participants and also the various thematic documents presented by the G7 political parties in view of handing them to the technical Secretariat responsible for drafting the final proposals for the amendment of the Electoral Code adopted by the National Assembly in April 2012 to make it inclusive and democratic.
  • Put in place a Synthesis Committee made of experts in charge of editing the final draft of the Electoral Code.
  • Make the commitment to publish the final document at their earliest convenience.

 Done in Bamenda this 24th August, 2012

Signed

Ni John Fru Ndi

Adamou Ndam Njoya (Represented by Ndeuchela Christophe)

Garga Haman Adji

Albert Dzongang

Ayah Paul Abine

Edith Kah Walla (Represented by Som Jospeh)

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