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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Tyranny? Cameroon's President declares bid for another term after 29 year reign

 
Cameroon's President, Paul Biya, 78, today made an official bid for re-election in the forthcoming October elections, after almost 29 years in the seat of power.

Biya is one of Africa's longest-standing heads of state. He benefited from a 2008 constitutional amendment scrapping limits to presidential terms.

And Cameroonians will just siddon look? Hmmmm....

29 comments:

jacqualine said...

Na wa for am!!! E neva tire. Greediness!

SitePaddy said...

if he is doing his work, as crazy as his 29yrs term is, he shuld come back. its not abt fighting for democracy when ur not ready. ull only give room for more tyrants and wolves in sheep clothing so its between d devil and d deep blue sea. but seriously, my problem with these kind of ppl is dey turn it to family business. his cousins and children probably fill up the ministerial nd senatorial positions

Ritamaly44 said...

Na wao 4 dat kind country. For niga dat kind tin no fit happen. Na biafran war go just bost.Na wao 4 dat kind country. For niga dat kind tin no fit happen. Na biafran war go just bost.

Mstizzle said...

My Cameroonian friend explained that it's difficult for them to unite cos they speak different languages. There's the French speaking side and the English speaking side so to come together to fight against him may be difficult. Think Tower of Babel.

*ajalahtravel* said...

Like say badluck jonathan better pass am.

*ajalahtravel*

Anonymous said...

he is ready for his death

1976AD.com said...

I think he should stay there for 50 years. Why not, if not?

Just kidding. SMH

ms cookie said...

wow that just plain greed, i mean at the age of 78 nawa when does he plan to rest or retire, oh well wetin be my own sef it is up to his people if they went him to be in power

Anonymous said...

i hope is watching what is happening to Libya on CNN.....IDIOT!

kkdlegend said...

african leaders and there selfishness,greed

Anonymous said...

Revolution is nearest. He will be the next Gadahaffi that will be sent packing.

Oscar said...

E dey come, e dey come, na trap we go set for am (elders talk).
Him time don near already and make him learn from him coted`ivoire counterpart.
Na new era for african leaders o.

sleekreek said...

I really dont know much about cameroon,,,but in my own opinion,,,if this man is doing good for his country then let him stay......of what use is Nigeria's 4 or 8 years tenure of our silly leaders that has never yielded anything fruitful??its not the number of years spent,,,but the effectiveness of that leader in the years spent,,,,,,,

Anonymous said...

idiots. They should kill him. When do these fools realize power isnt their God given right?

Anonymous said...

He's weak man afraid of life outside the corridors of power...on the other hand, the people of Cameroun have not summoned the nerve to cause a shift in government

Anonymous said...

DEM no dey learn, another oloriburuku

CLF said...

I keep hearing he's a good President. My Camerounian colleague speaks so well of him, but then again her brother-in-law is a Minister.
He's backed by the French government so unless that backing wanes, i don't see him going.
When or if he's ready to step down, he'll hand over to a son or a stooge.
Sad!

Hello Kitty said...

the guy is just as useless as any other president. i say this on good authority cuz i have lived in that country. he is jst as bad as all the other african leaders who have rwefused to give up power. rumour has it that he is grooming his son to take over when he finaly dies/resigns. so i think its fair to say that cameroon is operating a mornachical system of govt.
as for the people, as long as they have their beer to drink, they really can't be bothered.

Anonymous said...

I cant believe that with all thats happened this year that this man can even think of running for President again....when will people learn??? And that just tells you why corruption and the like will never cease in this world...Every rogue sees the demise of another and is like..no,this can never happen to me..I hope his people wake up and show him the way out..head first,nonsense!!!

Anonymous said...

am Cameroonian,he is not dong anything for cameroon. thats why he scrapped the constitution so he can die in office. cameroonians tried ptotesting but to no avail. nothing is going on over there. he will still win.he has everybody on his palms. its so sad.

Ade_Cool said...

78!!..is this a frigging joke??..do wonder when West Africans would rise up..lawd knows it's well over-ripe 4 it!!

Anonymous said...

for starters Linda i am dissapointed in ur exit comment,i thought journalism was unbiased and well researched.he just announced his bid to run,that doesn't mean he will,secondly all those saying he is grooming his son to take over just shows that u really know nothing abt him,his son is under 17yrs,thirdly i know i am not God to determine his health or anything but that man has had numerous surgeries and his health is failing him.lastly,we cannot start a revolution to kick him out when we do not have a suitable replacement,that would be like trading a trash can for a dumpster...see what is happening in Libya.pls people make constructive arguments and dont expose ur ignorance.

Anonymous said...

@last anonymous.....LINDA IS NOT A JOURNALIST....

*ajalahtravel*

Dr. Chinedu DDS said...

Oh no Linda, there you go again. I hope you realize how huge this blog had become. I followed the Mercy Johnson supposed wedding chronicles on here and was impressed on your approach.

Anywayz, my point is that this kind of statement "And Cameroonians will just siddon look? Hmmmm...." fit cause wahala. Always try to be unbiased bcuz we the readers know the truth! We the readers can make such comments and not you.

CLF said...

Anon September 5, 2011 9:20 PM; so Frank Biya born in 1971 is not his son? He isn't the late wife's son, but he's still his son.

Ignorant is an overused cliche now.

Anonymous said...

There is noting we can do o linda!! but at least he brings peace

Ntamack Flobert said...

The tyrants are those who do not want President Paul Biya to run as candidate and those who want to boycott the electoral process. Luckily they are few because Cameroonians unanimously want President Paul Biya as President for the next 7 years.

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