Participants Working in Complete Serenity at Major National Dialogue

Work in the eight commissions of the Major National Dialogue, convened by President Paul Biya, continued with much enthusiasm on 2 October 2019.

According to the Spokesperson of the event, participants were working in complete serenity.

Dr George Ewane said “the freedom of tone and frankness that characterise the exchanges do not make participants lose sight of the fact that the sole and only objective is to restore peace and tranquillity in the North-West and South-West regions.”

“I would like to stress the relevance and accuracy of the contributions of the various actors who, without a doubt, will enable us to come up with appropriate responses and lasting solutions to the problems we face in our country,” he added.

The spokesperson encouraged all the kinetic and constructive forces of the Nation to transmit their proposals through the various channels that have been communicated.

Day three was particularly touching with the presentation of five new armed secessionists who answered favourably to the Head of State’s offer of peace.

They joined the 30 ex-combatants who were presented at the official opening ceremony on 30 September 2019.

The spokesperson announced that they will take part in the Major National Dialogue – an important step in the right direction for this landmark event.

Those presented are:

– General Capture and Destroy;

– Commander Pussy;

– General Ezemo (custodian of their shrine);

– Commander No Mercy;

– Commander Champion.

General Capture and Destroy burst into tears and expressed regret on the pain he inflicted on the population in Fako Division. He appealed for presidential clemency and promised to contribute in the peace and reconstruction process.

Meanwhile, the President of the Major National Dialogue, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute granted separate audiences to the aforementioned repentant separatist fighters, and the Chairman of the Social Democratic Front – Ni John Fru Ndi at the Yaounde Conference Centre.