Expectations are rife as the President of the Republic, Paul Biya returned home last October 21, 2017 to face the degenerated Anglophone crisis exactly one month after he took part at the United Nations 72nd General Assembly in New York, USA. Hot on the table of the Head of State is certainly the socio-political crisis in the two Anglophone regions of the North West and South West that degenerated into popular unrest last September 22, 2017 and October 1, 2017.
Many Cameroonians believe that away from the country, President Paul Biya reflected on the way forward and took several resolutions on how to tackle the one year crisis given that repressive measures have proven their limitations as they rather fan the populations’ anger and determination to forge ahead with more radical demands.
Accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs Chantal Biya, the President of the Republic arrived the nation capital on the same day the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang and other top government officials rounded up a one week consultations with the populations of the North West and South West Regions on the best peaceful method to end the crisis.
It is highly expected that the President of the Republic will personally solve the crisis as requested by the population of the two Anglophone regions especially as he declared openly his intention to use meaningful dialogue to frustrate the plans of secessionists and promote a one and indivisible Cameroon he has always dreamt of.
The request for President Biya to unconditionally release the remaining Anglophones still under detention as well as those continuously arrested in order to facilitate grounds for meaningful and frank dialogue to begin has been emerging from different fronts.
While political pundits argue that the President of the Republic took up time to maybe prepare a new government highly expected in the days ahead, other critics counter that, it is disturbing for him to have stayed away from his home as leader at the time his country is still burning with the Anglophone crisis.
The nation now holds its breath as citizens look up to the Unity Palace occupant with a lot of hope that Cameroon may soon regain its long enjoyed peace and stability.