The Cameroonian President of all the ages, Paul Biya seems to prepare this succession. After ruling steadily since 1982. A man who has reigned by decree in Geneva, Switzerland. Who have rarely convened Council of Ministers or been visible in the Republic. Paul Biya seems now to prepare his son to take over the reigns.
The son in question is Emmanuel Frank Oliver Biya. The son who was born on the 21st August 1971. The 49 years old man who has started his own political party named Mouvement Citoyens des Frankistes pour la paix et l’unite du Cameroun or the MCFP. We see that its all surrounding him, as the people are pledging allegiance to him. It’s The People for Frank, which happens to be him.
The son have already been in the spotlight… but not for the positive vibes or brining hope to nations. No, he was in hot press because there is alleged corruption scandals and looting the state coffers with impunity. Even back in 2006 he was supposed to have taken FCFA 100 billion. There was several of rackets, which was intending to secure the money to companies owned by Franck and getting the state pay premium prices on lower valued bonds, a shady deal with the National Sinking Fund and so fourth. Therefore, Frankie Boy know how to use the state as his private dominion already.
That is like father like son. They are both used of eating of the government plate. That is why Paul Biya and family have been living lavish in a hotel or at resorts in Geneva. Where he can spend like tomorrow, while his republic is burning. The Republic at war with itself in the Ambazonia region. Where the soldiers are killing civilians, burning villages and using extra judicial killings. The anglophone is set to suffer for their wish to have independence from Yaounde and the French Cameroon. Alas, the President and his men has no issues doing that and forcing them to obey him. Even as his life has been like a colonial master far away ordering the public by decree.
Now the colonial master and President-for-Life, Paul Biya plans to anoint his son Franck. The plan to secure the succession of Frank Biya. The timber tycoon owning ‘Ingénierie Forestaire’. He has clearly gotten wealth true the state coffers and built up his enterprises this way. The former corruption scandals and graft allegations is building up under this. Because, his the first son from a former marriage of the President is the reason why he was never seriously “probed”.
Therefore, we can just wonder, but it wouldn’t be shocking. As the state has been like a private estate for the Family of Biya. That is how things has been and this is why the President is absentee is ruling by decree.
We shouldn’t be shocked if the MCFP would swallow the whole Rassemblement Democratique du Peuple Camerounais (RDPC) and ‘unite’ everyone behind the next generational president. That would just be poetic. The injustice served in another generation. One family rules supreme and without any consideration. It isn’t even a monarchy, but the President’s ruling by decrees acting like it.
Paul Biya isn’t different there, than his counterparts in Togo or Gabon. They have done this with their sons too. He would do this in Cameroon as well. Where certain families considers it their rights to rule without having proper or fair elections. Because, if it was… the track-record wouldn’t speak in their favour.
Frank will be no different than Paul. The only difference will be the age. They have both looted and will continue to loot. They will continue to use armed forces on civilians and rule with no redeeming factors. Only that Paris will enjoy the perks of their reign shield their human rights violations and crimes against humanity. Because that is good business for the “colonial” French. Peace.