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March 3, 2019

Re-election of Biya: War between Catholic Bishops

In a statement published this Friday, October 26, 2018 in the newspaper 13h of the State Radio, Monsignor Jean Mbarga invited the Cameroonians to congratulate the Head of State Paul Biya for his re-election. “With the decision of the Constitutional Council, all debate ceases,” said the sentenced, the patron of the Catholic Church in Yaounde.

He replies in this way to a media outlet of his counterpart of Douala, Bishop Samuel Kleda, Wednesday, October 24, 2018, which questioned the credibility and transparency of the results of the 2018 Presidential election, proclaimed on October 22 by the Constitutional Council.

The president of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon has mainly said during a press conference in Douala, that the figures that give great winner Paul Biya in the Regions in crisis as the extreme North, Southwest and North -West, are not reliable. Samuel Kleda also wanted the electoral code to be corrected to give the candidates the same chances of success in the next deadlines.

In response, Bishop Jean Mbarga believes that the electoral dispute before the Constitutional Council has made it possible to evacuate all the problems that could taint the electoral process relating to the poll of October 7, 2018.

“I think that what remains to be done is to support this new mandate of President Paul Biya for Cameroon to continue its feat,” said Bishop Jean Mbarga.

These discordant sounds within the Catholic Church do not contribute to lower post-election tension.


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