Cameroonian MPs have reportedly promised to vote yes to a constitutional amendment that will enable the 83 year old President Biya to run for president in 2018 if the CPDM government makes available to each parliamentarian, a new 4x4 jeep. The members of parliament who are predominantly in their 70s and 80s have even openly petitioned the President of the National Assembly for a new car endowment.
The MPs in their letter to House Speaker, Cavaye Djibril, observed that they are badly in need of some kind of financial allocation for maintenance of their vehicles or if possible the purchase of a new one to brave the bad roads in the rural areas of the country.
The elected representatives believe that the time for them to get something more than the 10,000,000 FCFA, received in 2014 is now as the Cameroonian dictator intends to change the constitution that will eventually pave the way for him to seek another mandate.
The MPs also say their current vehicles are no longer fit for their multiple missions. Hence the need for a 4x4 jeep. The water shortages, load shedding of electricity and other unwanted harassment and scandals in hospitals, which affects the entire population seem not to be the concern of these Cameroonian MPs.