Despite being in the eye of a storm for sending another lawmaker to the hospital with a broken head, the Cameroon Democratic Union, CDU, Member of Parliament for the Noun Constituency, Hon. Hermine Patricia Tomaino Ndam Njoya, has once again slammed CPDM MPs.
According to her, all Members of Parliament under the ticket of the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, CPDM, are a bunch of hand-clappers who are out to represent themselves and their party and not those who voted them into the law house to represent them.
The wife of the CDU National Chairman was speaking on Monday, December 11, in Yaounde, during an open air press conference she granted to reporters.
The resolute MP for the Noun Constituency was addressing reporters after her press conference was barred by the House Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Cavaye Yegui Djibriel.
Hon. Cavaye Yegui Djibriel reportedly embargoed the MP’s press conference after he was allegedly advised by CPDM MPs that Hon. Tomaino Ndam Njoya was organising the conference to foment trouble.
“The President of the National Assembly is there to work only for CPDM MPs,” the fuming MP stated.
Hon. Tomaino Ndam Njoya’s outing came barely 72 hours after she went berserk during a plenary sitting in Parliament and started hurling name tags on CPDM MPs.
In the course of flinging the name tags, the CDU MP shot one that caught the MP for the Menchum Constituency, Hon. Richard Wallang, on the forehead.
Blood oozed out of the MP’s head and he was later rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
Quizzed on what prompted her action, the MP for the Noun Constituency asserted that the December 8 incident in parliament was just an expression of pent-up frustration that was directed towards the entire CPDM lawmakers and not Hon. Wallang in particular.
She said she got infuriated when CPDM MPs clapped the Finance bill into adoption without any scrutiny.
“After waiting for a long time to be given the floor to talk on the finance bill, I became furious and decided to express my anger by throwing away the name tag, asking the house of what use it is when minority MPs cannot express themselves,” she said.
According to her, “we never had access to the Finance Committee which is now like a secret society. The only chance I had to speak on behalf of those who voted me was during the session, but all hopes were dashed by a bogus CPDM majority,” she averred.
The MP nonetheless apologised to Hon. Wallang saying that the slug was not aimed at him.