History is unfolding in far northern America where Dieudonné Oyono, an African immigrant from Gabon has been elected to head a political party that has an objective of turning Quebec into an independent state.
Canada is divided into 10 provinces and Quebec is one of them.
Other territorial provinces include; Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.
Mr. Oyono is now heading the Parti Québécois a political movement with an ideology of values, concepts and ideas that advocates for Quebec’s secession from Canada.
The members of this party met at their congress on Saturday and elected Dieudonné Ella Oyono 45years born in Gabon Africa and arrived in Quebec in 2001.
Previous party leaders were not persons born outside Quebec.
Opponents of the Parti Québécois accuse Mr. Oyono of defining himself as a formation excluding foreigners, which he defends himself.
Mr Oyono holds a PhD in economics from the University of Montreal; He hopes to convince the new Quebecers to get involved in the political or associative life of the province.
He is currently in charge of the economic development of the municipality of Montreal. He and other Sub-Saharans set up the Africa Canada Opportunities organization to provide cities with the expertise of West Africans working in Quebec.
After several decades of their demands turning out unfruitful in most cases, this culminated in the 1995 Quebec Independence Referendum. It was the second of its kind in their struggle.
The referendum was aimed at asking voters in the Canadian French-speaking province of Quebec whether Quebec should proclaim national sovereignty and become an independent country, with the condition precedent of offering a political and economic agreement to Canada.
Voting took place on the 30th of October 1995, and featured the largest voter turnout in Quebec’s history (93.52%). The “No” option carried by 54,288 votes (50.58%).