A Francophone Cameroon Diaspora group known as CODE has given President Biya seven days to return back home or face severe consequences. The group does not appreciate the fact that the 84 year old dictator is out of the country at the moment. CODE announced in a statement ( “Alert No. 104”) published on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 that the organization is preparing an action in front of the Intercontinental hotel in the Swiss city of Geneva where the head of state of Cameroon is presently holidaying.
Paul Biya returned to the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva after his official visit to Italy, which was used as a pretext to go on holiday, accompanied by a plethoric backyard whose stays and splendor are an unnecessarily cost to the Cameroon taxpayers. The president of the CODE, Brice Nitcheu stated in the press release that Paul Biya has disappeared leaving behind many crucial problems, like those of striking teachers, the situation in Southern Cameroons and the financial scandal that has rocked the Indomitable Lions.
CODE considers that Paul Biya’s stay in Geneva is untimely, costly, unnecessary, and have asked him to return to Yaoundé to assume his responsibilities for which he claims to have been elected, within 7 days from the date of publication of Alert No 104. Brice Nitcheu also revealed that CODE has formally informed the Intercontinental Hotel Directorate on the state of affairs in Cameroon.
CODE had previously staged actions against Biya in Switzerland. In October 2016, one of its members, Emmanuel Kemta had a loudspeaker and made huge noise, disrupting the usual serenity of the hotel. He was heard shouting “Paul Biya, what are you doing here?” You flee the misery you have created in Cameroon to come and hide you here? You get out of this hotel and you head back to Cameroon. You are the president of Cameroon and not of Switzerland.”
By Chi Prudence Asong