4, November 2017
French Cameroun activists have announced a series of anti-government demonstrations to coincide with celebrations marking President Biya’s 35-years in power. The activists are planning events in major capitals around the world, including London, Paris, Washington, Brussels.
Through their demonstrations, these French Cameroonians intend to show support for the people of Southern Cameroons who are victims of repression from the Biya regime. Our French Cameroun sources in Paris hinted that the organizers plan to demand the release of prominent Southern Cameroons detainees including all those arrested in connection with the so-called “Anglophone” crisis.
They also intend to demand the organization of an inclusive national dialogue, as well as the reform of the electoral code and the creation of an independent electoral commission. Back home in La Republique du Cameroun, the ruling CPDM crime syndicate which has been banned in Southern Camerons and labelled a terrorist organization by the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Governing Council is mobilizing its troops for the 35th anniversary of President Biya’s accession to power.
French Cameroun political elites say this 35th anniversary is under the theme: “Let us contribute together to strengthen the” spirit of Cameroon “for the consolidation of national unity and integrity and peace”. As a reminder, it was on November 6, 1982 that the French Cameroun dictator, Paul Biya came to power after the resignation of the first president, Ahmadou Ahidjo.
By Sama Ernest, CCN