The youth of Ebolowa in the South region have issued a public statement calling on President Biya to step down. The Ebolowa youth made the declaration on February 15, 2016, observing that it's time to move away from bad African political habits. Said the youth "The head of state must give way to others because he is tired. When a dad is tired, he should make way for his son". For them, political change is a civic duty and for the case of President Biya, an act of patriotism.
The young people wondered aloud why Cameroon's first president, Ahmadou Ahijo did not hesitate to give way to Paul Biya. In a strongly articulated message, the Ebolowa youth noted that "What is certain, Cameroon will continue to live even after Biya". The young men and women invited other young Cameroonians not to allow themselves to be manipulated and lulled by the old guards who have nothing to show after 33 years in power. The Ebolowa youth revealed that Cameroon is full of talents and intellectuals from all sides, able to conduct the nation to emergence in 2035.