Never, never and never again has President Biya ever had a difficult holiday abroad. His recent trip to Switzerland has been rocked by too many political scandals leaving some political commentators to opine that his days as Head of State are numbered. It all started with the scandal at the International Relations Institute of Cameroon, where he had to intervene to calm the anger of the public. It was followed immediately by the photomontage on the website of the Presidency of the Republic. The 82 year old instructed an investigation to uncover the perpetrators and felt he could rest peacefully at his five star Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva. Events instead took a dramatic turn when French daily Le Monde made public some nasty revelations about the health of the presidential couple. Intelligence sources say the elderly politician was stunned by Le Monde’s take on his person and family.
Interestingly, from a purely Beti-Ewondo entourage accompanying the president namely, Martin Belinga Eboutou, Minister and Director of the Civil Cabinet at the Presidency, Rear Admiral Joseph Fouda, Special Adviser to the President and Simon Peter Bikele, the head of presidential protocol, a conspiracy theory filtered with some people accusing officials in Yaoundé of deliberately releasing information. Deep inside the presidency, the health of the Chief Executive is never on the agenda for any discussion. The Cameroonian dictator is now very angry because he did not see his end coming and never had anticipated the disclosure of such sensitive information to a foreign media by his acolytes. Le Monde thinks the Cameroonian media has failed the Cameroonian people and it is time for help to come from abroad. After its report on President Biya’s health, Cameroon government officials contacted the publication the next day. They demanded initially that the paper should tear down the article. Yaoundé also did threaten legal action. But met with a stone wall!! Le Monde will publish on Saturday evening, a new version of the text that confirms the information on the health of President Biya and his wife Chantal.
The CPDM gang in the nation’s capital, Yaoundé, have been busy trading “outside plot” conspiracy theory yet things seem more complicated more than ever before. None of the Biya men and women have attempted a rejoinder or legal proceedings against the French based news magazine. This begs the question: Is Biya actually working with the wrong guys? Inside sources say Biya had actually planned to have a 10 days holiday and he and his delegation were supposed to have left the Intercontinental Hotel on March the 11, 2015. However, by some strange happenstance, their stay has been extended to March 20th, 2015. So, here at last is Paul Biya being taunted by young Cameroonians in front of a hotel in Swiss! Some conclusions could be drawn from the happenings in Swiss and one of them is simply that, considering the fact that the Whiteman who invented the aeroplane has till date not been able to create a garage for its repairs up in the air, this is a truism that everything that goes up must come down.