On Thursday, 9 March 2017, the vote on the renewal of the members of the Bureau was held in the Chamber of the National Assembly. In accordance with the provisions of the Rules of Procedure, except for the post of the President of the National Assembly elected for a term of five (5) years, all other members shall be obliged to submit their posts annually to a vote of Trust from their peers.
So, a great opportunity offered to the two heads of the executive, namely the President of the Republic, Faustin Archange Touadéra, and the President of the National Assembly, Karim Méckassoua, who had been looking at each other for some time Earthenware and real enemies, to descend into the arena, like a gladiator against a retiary, and to confront this time directly. A hard and hard battle, by persons or entities, the presidential majority group called « United Hearts », on the one hand, and the Méckassoua mobility known as the « path of hope », the On the other hand, in which the two enemies have thrown all their strength. A battle that finally ended in a very good way by the victory of the camp of Karim Méckassoua on the camp Faustin Archange Touadéra. Who would’ve believed that ?
Yet all the provisions seemed to have been taken by the presidential majority to prevail by bringing into its office its representatives in order to politically thwart all the pending or forthcoming actions of the president of the national assembly which would be, According to them, in reality the gray eminence of the slaughterers of Seleka and who would hear only one favorable opportunity to make life difficult for the regime or simply take power in place of Touadera. To this end, several meetings in preparation for this vote, in which independent members and Allied political parties took part, were organized and strategies proposed, discussed and adopted. And even the day before, after the meetings of the Hotel du Center and the Hotel Ledger, a final conclave gathering more than 95 deputies would have been held at the Hotel Azimuts late into the night for the last voting instructions. So why such a terrible and bullying fiasco? How can a presidential entity able to use all the means of the state not succeed in electing two (2) of its representatives to the post of vice – president and placing three of its members in the office? Terrible, is not it? What are the reasons for this?
Stève Koba was not the ideal candidate of the presidential majority
According to reliable information in our possession, Stève Koba, candidate of the presidential majority in the post of the 1st vice – president of the national assembly would not be the ideal man. The platform, known as « United Hearts », had instead chosen a certain Augustin Yangana Yahoté, deputy of the 4th district of the 2nd district and president of the parliamentary group UNDP, the first political force of the country with its 14 deputies and party allied to Touadéra. The latter would not only have the support of the majority of independent deputies but would also benefit from the unwavering support of political parties with deputies sitting in the national assembly. But Augustin Yangana Yahoté, two days away from the fateful day, would be absent from Bangui, curiously at the request of the President of the National Assembly, Mr Karim Méckassoua, Reportedly instructed him to represent him at a meeting of parliamentarians in Canada without first informing him of the United Hearts platform and the Allied political parties.
So, caught off guard, their choice would then be made at the last minute on the person of Mr. Stève Koba. A casting error that will later turn out to be unprofitable and counter productive. For the man who was not of good character and whose name had been quoted by the local press in cases of racketting of the Lobaye forestry companies, the non-payment of rent bills due to the center hotel and Of scams, would not have managed to make the unanimity around his person. Hence his release on the day of the vote by both.
Tadera deceitful, radiant and immature politically