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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

'Time now the main opponent of Paul Biya'


In Cameroon, the news is dominated by the last stay of Paul Biya in Geneva. A presidential trip disturbed by activists of the Anti-Sardinards Brigade (BAS), an organization composed of Cameroonians from the diaspora opposed to the power of Yaoundé.

The journalist Georges Alain Boyomo, editor of the daily Mutations, returns to this topic in his editorial on Monday, July 8, 2019.

If he considers the BAS as a "nebula that finally passes to be the most accomplished expression of the incredible extremism that has taken hostage the political debate since the eve of the presidential election of 2018", the colleague notes however that the events in Geneva highlight "the urgency of the dialogue to find a happy way out of the socio-political crisis that Cameroon is going through and the imperative of providing our hospitals with adequate and efficient technical platforms so that even our political elite Administrative staff no longer feel insecure, to the point of resorting almost systematically to medical evacuations at the slightest fever... "

For the graduate of ESSTIC, the school of journalism of Yaoundé, "the tour de force of the BAS pays particular attention to the fact that the dyke of exasperation has jumped into the ranks of some Cameroonians, here and there. the diaspora, and that Paul Biya will be tracked everywhere he will set foot in the West.

So, he exhorts the President with a burst of pride. "If he is convinced of the volume and the meaning of the votes validly cast for his benefit by the Cameroonian people in the last presidential election, Paul Biya must make concrete and diligent efforts to justify his legitimacy, to give substance to his oath of November 6th. Without useless procrastination and annoying louvreings, which do not lend themselves to the gravity of the situation the country is facing today. Once his ally, time is now the main adversary of the head of state, "analyzes GA Boyomo.

Editorial in Mutations of 8 July 2019

"After Geneva"

By Georges Alain Boyomo

In the plane that transported him from Geneva to Yaounde Friday, the head of state has certainly pondered the latest events that have poisoned acid its last "short private stay" in Europe. The trip must have seemed endless as leafing through the pages of the black novel of his Geneva odyssey could prove to be painstaking. It is also a safe bet that only the "triumphal" welcome that his supporters have given him, from the Yaoundé Nsimalen international airport to the esplanade of the Palace of Unity, will not be enough to evacuate his mind this historic mishap.

Paul Biya knew himself in the sight of the Anti-Sardinards Brigade (BAS), this nebula that finally passes to be the most accomplished expression of the incredible extremism that has taken hostage the political debate since the eve of the election Presidential election of 2018. But, no doubt, even in the worst of his nightmares, the President of the Republic did not imagine that this brigade, maliciously tolerated by some political actors, in the name of calculations more or less subordinate, and strongly condemned by others, could pulverize records of hooliganism, after the claimed slaughter of some embassies at the beginning of the year, in Europe.

Refractory to "noises", Etoudi's sphinx could only see the damage. For him and for Cameroon, a country that is now confused with his person because of a long reign, which every day is fatally robbed of what was his good points. The CPDM champion has regained his country, Cameroon, where he had already stalled, made unreleased, almost 10 months without stopping, finally giving an honest content to the redundant formula "short private stay", which affectionate for many years the civil cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic, whenever the Head of State flies to Switzerland.

By its methods, the BAS is undoubtedly inaudible and illegible. But the bottle to the sea (de) it throws highlights the urgency of the dialogue to find a happy outcome to the socio-political crisis that is going through Cameroon and the imperative to provide our hospitals with adequate and efficient technical platforms such so that even our politico-administrative elite no longer feel insecure, almost systematically resorting to medical evacuations at the slightest fever...

The tour de force of the BAS makes it especially clear that the dike of the exasperation has jumped into the ranks of some Cameroonians, from here and from the diaspora, and that Paul Biya will be hunted everywhere he will set foot in the West. Obviously, for the patriarch he represents, we would have liked something other than this din, at the twilight of his presidential magisterium.

But, let it be said. For a statesman, the burst of pride can be knotted before a hedge that seems impassable. If he is convinced of the volume and the meaning of the votes validly cast for his benefit by the Cameroonian people at the last presidential election, Paul Biya must make concrete and diligent efforts to justify his legitimacy, to give substance to his oath of office. November 6th. Without useless procrastination and annoying louvreings, which do not lend themselves to the gravity of the situation the country is facing today. Once his ally, time is now the main opponent of the head of state. There will be an after-Geneva. It's our hope!


Source: cameroon-info.net