Saturday, March 7, 2020

Biya Estate: 'France' Extends List Of Suitors

France would it be in the diversion on the succession of Paul Biya at the head of Cameroon? This is what the facts seem to show. In confidences to the lay of the regime, Franck Biya will succeed his father We did not see him coming! ” Disclosed information that has challenged more than one on the web. Some time later, it is the French newspaper La Lettre du Continent which gives other confidences on the possible candidates for the succession of Paul Biya. This time the first lady appears among these candidates and moreover opponents are also part of the list including Cabral Libii etc…

The bimonthly, in its last issue, quotes several personalities likely to succeed the current Head of State. This is an angry subject in Cameroon. However, the Letter from the Continent chooses to speak about it. The French bimonthly even takes the risk of citing the names of personalities, presented as potential dolphins by Paul Biya. The current Head of State, 86 years old who, according to our colleague, began in October 2018, his last mandate at the head of a country he has governed since 1982. 

Among the personalities mentioned, is Chantal Biya. The First Lady that the pan-African magazine Jeune Afrique called "Madame la PrĂ©sidente" would be "on the lookout", to use the expression of La Lettre du Continent. "If she makes sure to polarize her image on charities, Chantal Biya does not impose her relays from her native region, Haute-Sanaga (Center)," writes the newspaper. 

The article indicates that the Minister of State, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic (SGPR) is one of the relays that the First Lady would impose. “Parachuted to this function in 2011, the current SGPR, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, 58, close to the First Lady, is getting more and more into the state apparatus. Far from having been sanctioned after the cancellation, in November, of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (CAN) of which he managed the 1200 billion FCFA budget, he was promoted to Minister of State. Baron of the Democratic Rally of the Cameroonian People (RDPC, in power), he unofficially oversees the intelligence services. Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh is seen as the invisible hand behind the arrest of former Defense Minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o, ”comments the fortnightly.

Other ministers are presented as potential candidates for the succession of Paul Biya. We can quote the Minister of Finance, Louis Paul Motaze (60 years old); Laurent Esso (76), the Minister of State, Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals; the Minister of Communication, RenĂ© Emmanuel Sadi (70 years old); Samuel Mvondo Ayolo (62), Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency. 

The list of the Letter from the Continent even includes Marafa Hamidou Yaya and Jean Marie Atangana Mebara, two former ministers, now incarcerated as part of Operation Sparrowhawk. Finally, three opponents are cited: Maurice Kamto (65), Akere Muna (66) and Cabral Libii (39).