The people of Beti in the Mfoundi Division of the Centre Region have written an open letter to Paul Biya demanding the release of their brothers and sisters detained mostly for the embezzlement of state money.
They want Biya to pardon their brothers as he did the Anglophone activists released recently from unlawful detention in Yaoundé.
The three-page letter is signed by a group which calls itself "the council of elders of Mfoundi, acting on behalf of the people".
The release of their brothers, to them, is one of the preconditions for 'real unity', given that "true unity cannot come without Mfoundi and the Centre Region".
If Anglophone activists who 'committed inconceivable sacrilege by burning the country's flag,' for instance, could be 'pardoned' then their brothers who have just sinned against their father like anyone else have the right ,too, they argue.
The letter doesn't limit itself to a comparative study of the Anglophone activists and the Beti 'embezzlers' but it also uses alot of flattery and praise singing to sweeten Biya's bitterness.
The elders use the fast-approaching 2018 elections to persuade Biya.
"Your Excellency, we are moving towards a very crucial electoral period for the future of our nation and that of your regime", they write.
The letter becomes more of a motion of support for Biya than a genuine demand.
They also see Biya as a saint, whose inspiration descends right from God.