18, December 2018
Yaounde has been placed on a perimeter lockdown ever since the swearing in of President Biya on November 6, 2018. Attention is now focused on the next government. Tension is also mounting as cabinet ministers have indulged in media wars settling scores over the 2019 African Cup of Nations fiasco.
The Monarch is reportedly angry after the withdrawal of hosting rights from his country. We gathered from intelligence sources in Yaoundé that Biya had formed a government and ordered the state owned media, CRTV to make it public on November the 30th.
Our source hinted that the 85 year old stopped the reading of the decree naming a new government some few minutes before the 7 pm news on November 30th. We understand Biya made that last minute decision following happenings in the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) meeting that was holding in Accra Ghana.
Several members of the Prime Minister Yang Philemon administration including the current Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic are suspected of embezzlement in the context of the Africa Cup of Nations 2019. A well-placed source at the presidency revealed to Cameroon Concord News that a vast financial scandal with serious implications at several levels has rocked the ruling CPDM crime syndicate.
Several senior government officials involved in the management of the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 budget are also under investigation. Some of the cabinet ministers even have matters pending at the Special Criminal Court. A journalist with our sister publication, Cameroon Intelligence Report who contributed to this news item opined that some ministers have been banned from leaving the country. For now, the Monarch is quiet.
By Rita Akana in Yaounde