The bishops of Cameroon remain attentive to the evolution of the news in their country. In a letter, they drew the portrait of the ideal candidate who would live up to the expectations of the people. They have indeed recalled the criteria on which their faithful must base themselves to choose the future leader of the country.
Meeting in Yaoundé as part of an extraordinary general assembly of the episcopal conference, the bishops of Cameroon exchanged on several topics including the presidential. At the end of these meetings, these monks addressed a pastoral letter addressed to their faithful.
In this joint declaration, the bishops reminded Cameroonians of the context in which the 2018 and 2019 elections will take place.
“We stress that these elections will be held in a particular socio-political context because of the Anglophone crisis in the North-West and South-West regions, the insecurity in the Far North caused by the Boko Haram sect and the the impact of the Central African conflict on the border region of the East, “ reads the correspondence signed by Bishop Samuel Kleda, President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon.
Given the current context of the country, the bishops of Cameroon appeal to “the conscience of the faithful Catholics and people of good will, to make choices that are not in contradiction with their convictions“.
Between the lines of this letter, they drew a portrait of the candidate who they believe should be the choice of Catholic Christians for the upcoming presidential election. They invite them to choose a candidate able to cope with the socio-political crisis in Cameroon.
They also propose to choose the candidate whose political project intends to solve the problems that meet the majority of Cameroonians. These include corruption, social inequality and youth unemployment. The challenges in the judicial world, health, education and infrastructure, are not left out.
It is now up to his followers to read between the lines of the various programs to see the candidate who responds faithfully to these concerns. Because on October 7, it’s up to them that the choice will come again.
On several occasions, the Catholic Bishops took the floor to give their opinion on the news of their country. Recently they had incriminated the two parties involved in the Anglophone crisis and made recommendations.