Opinion: Your know your bad, when people wish you dead
Just like in October 2018, there are rumours going around. Last time there was a dream of military coup d’etat against President Paul Biya. The man who has ruled with an iron fist for 38 years and Mr. Biya himself is supposed to be 87 years old. He living in mansions in Cameroon, but abroad staying in luxury hotels in Switzerland. His the ghost president, who rules by decree and rarely seen by the public.
Therefore, with the growing COVID-19 or Coronavirus outbreak in the midst of the armed conflict in the North-West and South-West Regions. The President has been invisible just like normal. Only seeing some leaflets of papers and statements, but his face and his voice haven’t been delivered. Well, the last National Address was on the 31st December 2019 and before that September 2019. So, its not like his a character out there trying to be in the public space.
Just like there is not steady meetings with the Council of Ministers. There was three years between the ones in the 2015 and 2018. There was also held in March 2019, but not like its a common courtesy. More like a random events, just like National Dialogue, which haven’t stopped anything. Only some PR stunts and resolutions, which haven’t materialized, as the state is still to busy finding new villages to haunt and destroy. Not like they even trying to generate peace, but instead trying to forge their power over the public. One gun and one bullet at the time.
The President who no-one see, no one hear and no loves is really something. When rumours of his death sparked yesterday. It has sparked the same way the rumour of the Coup d’etat in October 2018. This is a real will of the public to see him gone. If not, they are asking him to be in the public and act upon the rising cases of COVID-19.
Because, a ghost is not a leader, a man who uses the army onto his own is neither a leader too. That is just a gangster in office and one who doesn’t represent the ones in dire need. He instead lives lavish, pays his cronies and hopes everything smooths over… without any consequences or anything hurting him.
Mr. President, your know your acts a bad, ill-advised and insincere, when people are sparking rumours of death and wishing you where overthrown. That isn’t the voices of concern or care, but more hope that you are gone. That your not their leader and that someone else gets to carry the mantle. Since, you have mismanaged and created a tyranny in your name. That will be your legacy and how people will remember you.
If your alive, do yourself a favour, release a statement, a voice-clip, if not release a taped clip with your concern and your decreed actions towards the COVID-19. Be a man, act and swiftly before it goes out of hand and then into everyone’s yard. That is all up to you. However, I doubt that you care or want too. Instead, you hope your Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute. Maybe his your water-boy, but maybe you should do something. That would be the right thing to do, unless your careless and safeguarded in some hotel in Switzerland. Because, God know where you are right now. Peace.