My letter to President Paul Biya: The Republic deserves better than you!
19th October 2018, Oslo
Dear Honorable, His Excellency President Paul Biya of Cameroon.
Well, lets us just be frank and scratch all the nobility and humility, because we both know what is up these days.
You held an election on the 7th October 2018, as the two weeks period the Election Commission (ELECAM) can announce the result within two week and that means on the 21st October 2018. Also, today’s verdict in the Constitutional Court has rejected all the appeals to reject the polls. Even when there are more than enough evidence of questionable activity. Not only the acts of fake observers, but the non-activity in the Anglophone region. As the state violence are continuing their and the persistence of electioneering in favor the President. Which wouldn’t be surprising for someone as corrupt as you, Mr. President and how you have conducted all government business by decree from afar.
I am not surprised that the Constitutional Court awarded in your favor. They are appointed by and working directly for you. Like most of the state does and that is why even the representatives and the Members of Parliament from the Anglophone Region are not going home to their constituencies, because they don’t want to risk their lives. Still, you and them are saying everything is so cool.
We both know this is all a charade to keep yourself in power, by every mean necessary. We have seen it before and you are repeating it. Just with even more added violence in the regions where people are rebelling against you and the Republic.
Paul Biya you can lie to yourself and lie to the world, but so many knows your game. Your cannot keep this lie up. You act as the sole proprietor and owner of the Republic. Like you fathered the land and are accustomed to run it. Therefore, no else should. You took it and no one else should take it from you. The wealth it has given you and the regime you have created around you. In nation filled with youths, the cabinet and ministers are double or triple their age. There is no institution where your rampant corruption haven’t touched or where your people aren’t tweaking the bits and pieces.
We all know this and you know it too. That why your not concerned with three years between Council of Ministers or anything else. You are not afraid of rebellion or even mutiny, even a coup d’etat. As your control is there. People dream of the coup d’etat because they want someone else to rule and with another way. They have seen what you do and what you do best is to linger in Swiss hotels.
You should enjoy retirement in Switzerland or behind bars for the ones dying on your watch, by the orders you have given to the army and pay the cost for the lives you have brutally taken, as people have lingered in jail, because they stood up to you.
You can forge an election, you can forge a regime and use all tricks to stay there. But you will not be statesman, you will not remembered in terms, which are any good. You will be remembered as the tyrant, that everyone wish where gone and took his Republic for granted.
The Republic deserves better than you. You know that and we all do.
The Writer of Minbane