Militants of the ruling Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement have celebrated the 34th anniversary of the accession to power of President Paul Biya. This year’s November 6th festivities recorded a series of scantily attended meetings across the country in honour of the 83 year old leader who has misruled the nation for 34 years.
On the occasion, delegations led by party cadres braved the bad roads into the hinterlands pretending to mobilize support for a head of state that remains locked in his presidential palace. On the streets of the nation’s capital Yaoundé and the economic metropolis of Douala, young Cameroonians seem more amazingly shocked by their head of State’s low sense of judgment and criminal neglect of the nation.
Through numerous movements banned by the regime, the Cameroonian youth who make up the bulk of the electorate are currently criticizing the Biya government strongly marked by corruption. The office of the president changed hands on the 6th of November in 1982, from the late President Ahidjo to Paul Biya in a peaceful atmosphere.
By Rita Akana