7, September 2017
Battle of the Presidents: Biya expected to take on the Southern Cameroons leader in Far North visit 0
President Biya is planning a campaign visit to the Far North region in which he is expected to attack the interim leader of the Southern Cameroons Governing Council, Cameroon Concord News has learned from reliable sources in Yaounde. Our informants have also hinted that Etoudi intends to package the tour to appear as if the 85 year old leader’s trip to Maroua is to boost the morale of the joint Anglophone and Francophone troops combating the Nigerian Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
The date of the presidential visit has not yet been made public. However, a well-placed source who spoke to our correspondent in Yaounde said the visit may be staged in the month of October 2017. A lot of tongues have been wagging against Mr. Biya who has never been to this region three years after he declared the war against Boko Haram.
Biya is reportedly fighting for his political survival and travelling to the Far North region will provide him with a rare opportunity of signing a new pack with the huge electoral bastion in the region. With support for his party and leadership style facing a catastrophic decline in Southern Cameroons, the Maroua trip is aimed at convincing the French government of President Macron that he remains the right man for the job.
By Rita Akana
Cameroon Concord News