Opinion: A Political Commentator was fired for violating the Ghost of Geneva

The French Cameroun political commentator had been invited to sing the normal CPDM praises on Biya who turned 89. However, the outspoken Dieudonne Essomba instead told the world via Club d’elites that Biya is now unable to lead Cameroon. Essomba furthered “At 89 years old, one cannot manage a country. Biya who is 89 years old is at 25% of his capacity.” (…) “In a statement published by the Groupe L’Anecdote accompanied by Essomba’s picture, Vision 4 said Dieudonne Essomba’s contract had been terminated. “We would like to advise the public that Dr. Dieudonne Essomba, who was a consultant, in the capacity of guest speaker in Club d’elites, is no longer a member of staff with immediate effect. Vision 4 disassociates itself completely with any statements, be they political or of any other nature, that he has made in the past or may make to the press in the future.” (Daily News Cameroon – ‘Who decides if President Biya is unfit to serve?’ 16.02.2022).

We know that Cameroonian President Paul Biya have been the President since 1982 and was the Prime Minister from 1975. With this knowledge, we know that Biya have been the head of state and the in the inner-circle since mid-70s. Biya has with this been 39 years in power or 471 months in office.

With this in mind… we know that Biya has had his time… and he could have expressed a fair successor or someone to takeover for him. Yes, we know the son Emmanuel Franck is in the works, but certainly the Republic of Cameroon isn’t a monarchy. Nevertheless, he hasn’t ensured that or made the preparations for it. As his family lives lavish in Geneva and only temporarily visit the republic now and then.

The ones to look out for and the ones who is really the driving force in this government. That isn’t the old and advanced aged Biya. It is true he doesn’t have the capacity and his busy eating in Switzerland anyway. So, there is other people who is running it for him.

These are most likely the likes of presidency’s secretary general, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh and minister of territorial administration, Paul Atanga Nji. The third fellow who could be recognized in Cameroon Joseph Dion Ngute. In this regard, the two first should be the ones to really look out for because they have real power and influence.

We are clearly seeing that the state is vindictive and reactive towards the dissenting voices. Which I am sure is a reflection of the sentiments in Cameroon. It isn’t like the ruling regime is delivering any sort of services or fruitful peace. There is still brewing conflict in the Anglophone region. Not like any of the conflict or lack of progress has been resolved. No, Biya has ruled with an iron fist from afar and that’s evident here.

That’s why the journalist who spoke out got fired and lost his job. Because, he dared to question the competence and ability of the ageing President, which anybody can understand. It is not like your growing stronger and has more abilities with advanced age. Instead your reflective mind stagnates and body winds down. That’s why retirement age is an important tool to ensure people are fit for the jobs they are working. The same should be for the heads of state too. As they are the representative and the executive with massive powers in a territory.

Biya is only prolonging the agony and there will only be more of this. It will not stop and people will question him even more. As his age and the ghosting from the Republic is so apparent. We know he lives most of his days in his “retirement” home in Switzerland. While other rules on his behalf in Cameroon. That’s why he could practically retire and let new blood rule the Republic. Since, he has served and his dictatorship should cease to exist. However, I know that is a dream, which is a nightmare for the family of Biya. Peace.

Cameroun: Instruction No. 1297 – relative aux modalites d’inhumanition dans les cimeteres communaux des personnes decedees des suites du coronavirus (COVID-19) – (22.04.2020)

Cameroun: Ministere de la Sante Publique – Communique Radio-Presse – Renforcement du plateau technique en rapport avec la lutte contre le COVID-19 (21.04.2020)

Cameroon: North-West Region – Governor’s Office – General Secetariat – Ref. 008 – Press Release (20.04.2020)

Cameroon: BEAC – Clarification from BEAC (20.04.2020)

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.

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