Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Paul Biya mounts a special brigade for the presidential, List

 

The Cameroonian head of state has until October 7, the date of the presidential election, to mobilize his camp and his compatriots around his seventh candidacy - his first election dating back to 1984. Who will be his lieutenants during the campaign?

PHILÉMON YANG

Prime Minister for nine years. English-speaker. Probably campaign manager, although it will be difficult for him to animate it in his home region of the Northwest because of the fighting between the army and secessionists.

STÉPHANE FOUKS

French Communicator, Vice President of Havas. Regular visitor of Etoudi Palace (his last meeting with Paul Biya took place in May). His collaboration with the candidate dates back to previous presidential polls. His contract should be renewed.

CHANTAL BIYA

First lady. One of the main assets of the president, especially with young people and women. The strategists would like her to intervene in the West, where her mother was mayor of a small town, and take advantage of her image, forged by her humanitarian activities.

SAMUEL MVONDO AYOLO


Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency. Submitted Paul Biya's application to Elecam. Like Martin Belinga Eboutou, his predecessor, will be one of the leaders of the communication strategy.

JEAN NKUETE

Secretary General of the Democratic Rally of the Cameroonian People (CPDM, in power). Must succeed in mobilizing the troops while Biya declared himself a candidate outside a nomination convention.


Source: Jeune Afrique No 3002