Militants of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement of Ngoketunjia I celebrated the 31st anniversary of their party with a call for loyalty to one man; President Paul Biya. The call for an 83 year old man who has been president for over 33 years is appalling. In fact the anniversary celebration of the CPDM in Ngoketunjia I section turned out to be the celebration of the life of an individual, H.E Paul Biya. For over 33 years at the helm of state affairs, CPDM militants still believed that Paul Biya is the best man not only for the CPDM but the country. The calls for Paul Biya to be candidate in upcoming presidential elections have raised many questions. One; who said he should not be candidate, two; why are the calls coming now when elections are expected in 2018, three; Can we not think of having someone else at the head, at least for our Head of State to have a deserved rest? The more questions you ask yourself, the more unanswered questions you will still have to ask. You may be tempted to think that those calling for Paul Biya are unreasonable but therein you have the finest scholars this country have ever produced. Come to think of it, that in Ngoketunjia we know of people who have proven their worth wherever they go but yet they are the ones championing the calls for Paul Biya’s Candidature. To be more specific Dingha Ignatius Bayin, Ngwana Sama Bernard, Barbing Joseph Samgwa, Carl Mbofung, Soyang Evaristus, Ghogomu Robert, Mbapah Anthony Kipouh, Mello Sylvester, and the celebrated Paul Mingo Ghogomu are just a few among a host of idolized Ngoketunjia sons who have all proven themselves exceptionally in academic institutions before joining the CPDM where they are showering praises at one man. Very few of us could be up to their level of intelligence and workaholism but yet they think CPDM and Paul Biya is the best for our Division and Country’s development. We may think they are not saying it from within, but that is not important in politics because politics is a game of numbers and not a game of fairness, whatever is done to have the numbers is acceptable and politically speaking, they talk of being popular. Opposition parties in Cameroon have been identified as being comfortable with their freedom of speech while the governing party strategize to use their criticisms and govern better. Paul Biya has been described as a lucky president, a president full of wisdom and one who fulfills his promises. Politics being a game of numbers, CPDM and Paul Biya have the numbers and whether fairly or not, is a debate for another day. “If man pass you, carry he bag”.
BY MBAH ISOFA
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