A petition to release Marafa Hamidu Yaya, Amadou Vamoulke and Iya Mohamed
A petition to release Marafa Hamidou Yaya, Amadou Vamoulke and Iya Mohamed
The movement headed by Karamoko Souleymane pleads for a humanization of the conditions of their imprisonment in the absence of their release.
The recent upheavals resulting from the increase in the price of Hajj have brought the former Minister of State for Territorial Administration, Marafa Hamidou Yaya, back to center stage.
“Muslims in Cameroon are nostalgic for the time when Minister of State Marafa was at the TA. He had not only established partnership relations between the TA and the Afriland First Bank which pre-financed all the expenses of the pilgrims months in advance, but traveled to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia 4 months in advance to discuss prices.
hotels and buses, and settle all the stewardship problems of the pilgrims. This aroused the frustrations of the populations of the Far North who already felt neglected by the power of Yaoundé. All last week, prayers for the release of Marafa were held in mosques and private homes. And a dull anger begins to rise about his medical evacuation. Why Yves Michel Fotso of which he was only a fictional ”
This questioning finds fertile ground within a lobby created by the young politician Karamoko Souleymane, a Pcrn activist. With peers of various persuasions, he initiated a “petition of enlightened daughters and sons of the Great North”. Saddened by the fact that the northern part of Cameroon is “the most populated and the most resilient of Cameroon but also the most bruised and the most disillusioned by the Regime of Paul Biya”, they make the disturbing remark “that worthy sons of the Grand Nord were arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned because of their popularity and their legitimate political ambitions.
This is the case of Mr. Marafa Hamidou Yaya who was sentenced for an offense which does not exist in the Cameroonian penal code, namely “intellectual complicity”, and who although recognized as ” medical evacuation of Amadou Vamoulke, Marafa Hamidou Yaya and Iya Mohamed, as he did for Essimi Menye, Inoni Ephraim and especially Yves Michel Fotso, the declared main perpetrator of the offense of which Marafa Hamidou Yaya was “the intellectual accomplice”. It is a paradoxical and incredible situation of double standards, which can only take place in Cameroon”. medical evacuation of Amadou Vamoulke, Marafa Hamidou Yaya and Iya Mohamed, as he did for Essimi Menye, Inoni Ephraim and especially Yves Michel Fotso, the declared main perpetrator of the offense of which Marafa Hamidou Yaya was “the intellectual accomplice”. It is a paradoxical and incredible situation of double standards, which can only take place in Cameroon”.
In fact, they denounce, “Mr. Iya Mohamed is imprisoned to be ejected from the presidency of Fecafoot as recognized by Eto’o son, its current president during a meeting. But this is also currently the case, blatant and emblematic of the former CEO of Crtv, Amadou Vamoulke, who has been arbitrarily in pre-trial detention for 5 years, in the infamous Nkondengui prison for an imaginary offense of embezzlement of public funds. , devoid of material evidence of which no proof has been established by the prosecution with the spectacular record of 77 dismissals, of a trial which is getting bogged down more and more”.
MAJOR PROJECTS CEMETERY
The collective of “enlightened” daughters and sons of the Great North does not fail to make a brief historical reminder. According to them, after having made Cameroon a middle-income country and having placed it among the countries in the process of economic take-off in 1978 according to World Bank reports, “our father the late President Ahmadou Ahidjo voluntarily resigned on 4 November 1982 and handed over supreme power to his constitutional successor, his Prime Minister Paul Biya, on November 6, 1982. That the latter, despite the will of the vast majority of the Cameroonian people supported by the friends of Cameroon and his deceased African peers or still alive, categorically refused the repatriation of the remains of President Ahidjo, buried in the Yoff Muslim cemetery in Dakar until the death of his widow Mrs. Germaine Habiba Ahidjo”.
But, it is seeing a North become cemetery of the great construction sites that the enlightened daughters and sons of this part are sorry for the impoverishment of theirs; which, according to them, is “a deliberate strategy of the regime in place, to preserve its electoral reservoir intact in order to exploit it at will with the complicity of its cronies and local allies. That indeed, all the major development projects initiated by President Ahidjo, before his departure, in particular the dams of Lagdo, Maga, Mokolo, Chidifi, Mbakaou; those of the fight against drought (Green Sahel), the thousands of boreholes planned and even budgeted for some, etc., have been abandoned on purpose and those initiated by the private sector for agrifood and agro-industry, blocked” . In addition, in a part of the country where insecurity has established its nest,