It’s hard to even imagine President Biya Twitter addiction getting worse these days given his penchant for the social media platform to communicate with the people, but we may be living through just that right now. Consider that over the past 10 days, Biya has tweeted 15 things.
About three different topics and from 1 people It’s been a torrent of Twitter for a man who addresses speaks directly to the nation only three times a year. A spasm of social media by his own standard. A … well, you get the idea. It was, uh, a lot. And it’s indicative of Biya’s current state of mind: traditional Unity palace reception of foreign dignitaries (a regular on his twitter feed), new appointments, and most importantly resentment and his campaign for patriotism and respect of state intuitions following the worsening Anglophone crisis which has rattled his Unity Palace Remember, always, that Twitter is the best window into a president’s mind we have ever had. It is a real-time reflection of what Biya not only is thinking about but what he cares about.
So what’s been on his mind? National unity, moral lessons and patriotism worries Biya most The president and commander in chief of the country’s armed forces have been on a charm offensive to weep up the patriotic spirit of Cameroonians and the need to respect state institutions In a series of bilingual tweets, President Biya has been singing the national unity song and the need for Cameroonians to defend their father land as international pressure mounts for hos government to speedily resolve the Anglophone crisis
I cannot stop expressing conviction that a great destiny awaits Cameroon… “Why are we Cameroonians? What makes us proud to be Cameroonians? What type of Cameroon do we want for our children?”#PaulBiya #Cameroun#Cameroon #OneAndIndivisible#ProudCameroonian pic.twitter.com/Txqul8zOp1
— President Paul BIYA (@PR_Paul_BIYA) April 25, 2019
The president tweets President Biya also reminded Cameroonians of their civic responsibility and to desist from using democracy as a tool to destroy their nation as social media boils with debate about ongoing affairs in the country
“Democracy must not breed hatred, demagogy, and factionalism which corrupts and perturbs social peace. Democracy is a spirit of criticism, and not criticism for its own sake.” #PaulBiya#Cameroun#Cameroon#OneAndIndivisible#ProudCameroonian pic.twitter.com/M1RwiztzP5
— President Paul BIYA (@PR_Paul_BIYA) April 29, 2019
“Cameroonians, the advent of democracy should not be a pretext for the settling of scores, for slander, for spreading false information, and for all sorts of denigration.”#PaulBiya#Cameroun#Cameroon#OneAndIndivisible#ProudCameroonian pic.twitter.com/JpocHi626a
— President Paul BIYA (@PR_Paul_BIYA) April 28, 2019
Our differences must not distance us from one another. They should bring us together. We must make the best of them for ourselves and for our dear Fatherland.#PaulBiya#Cameroun#Cameroon #OneAndIndivisible#ProudCameroonian pic.twitter.com/IsDALgCYZB
— President Paul BIYA (@PR_Paul_BIYA) May 4, 2019
He also had some moral lessons for Cameroonians in one of his tweet saying
— President Paul BIYA (@PR_Paul_BIYA) April 27, 2019
Human Rights around the country
The president also took out time to share visits of the visiting UN commissioner saying “Delighted to meet Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the former President of the Republic of Chile. We shared views on peace and security, development, and human rights.”
Delighted to meet Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the former President of the Republic of Chile. We shared views on peace and security, development, and human rights.#PaulBiya#Cameroun pic.twitter.com/gNJZtiYwsI
— President Paul BIYA (@PR_Paul_BIYA) May 3, 2019
Breaking: The D.O of Mbengwi has been kidnapped
AmbaNews24 is reporting that seperatist forces have kidnap the Divisional Officer (DO) of Mbengwi, Fouda Etaba Benoit Nicaise.
“Nicaise was arrested in Mbengwi, the seat of Momo State and of the Mbengwi local government area or “subdivision” as the occupying Cameroon government describes it. Colonial DO was appointed by Presidential decree number 2017/239 of May 22, 2017 as D.O for Mbengwi” ambanews24 writes
In March 2019, a military convoy transporting Nacaise came under attack by separatist fighters, but the DO was safe and unhurt.
The government is yet to confirm the news and TeboPost cannot independently verify the news.
But if true, it will be a major setback ahead of plan national dialogue scheduled for September 30th as government struggles to find lasting solutions to the Anglophone crisis
Mbengwi is the divisional capital of Momo division North West region. The same division where the DO of Batibo was kidnapped years back and his whereabouts remain unknown till date.
National Dialogue: South West elites hold “regional dialogue” of their own.
The authorities of South west region have rallied different stakeholders within the municipality and beyond for pre-dialogue ahead of the national dialogue called by President Biya which is scheduled for end of September.
The pre-dialogue discussion taking place at the chambers of the Buea council Buidling is the first of its kind since the announcement of the grand national dialogue on September 10th 2019.
Chaired by the governor of the South West region alongside other top officials in the region, the dialogue aimed at finding a common ground ahead of much anticipated national dialogue.
Prime minister Dion Ngute who is charged with the coordination of the historic talks has been holding consultations with different stakeholders in Yaounde ahead of the talks.
In his surprised address to the nation on September 10th 2019, President Paul Biya announced the holding of national dialogue at the end of September which he says is geared towards resolving the socio-economic crisis in the South West and North West Regions of Cameroon and other national concerns.
Powerless Batibo council responds to Ambazonian savagery
The Batibo Council on its Facebook page this Monday writes Monday September 16, 2019 has condemned the brutal and inhuman murder of a woman in that municipality
“It is with anger filled trauma that I write condemning the burial of a life being in our municipality.
No matter the reasons, I shall never be part of such gruesome acts!
I say again, there is life after the crisis and each of us will give an account of what he/ she has done”. The council writes
The killing which has sparked outrage on social media was allegedly carried by Ambazonian fighters. The fighter in a viral video said she is a “black leg”.
Batibo council in Momo division of the North-west Region is one the areas greatly hit by the socio political crisis in the Anglophone regions of tbe country.
In 2018 the administrative head of the Subdivision was kidnapped on a day Cameroon celebrated her youths. His whereabout have since remained unknown.
Many inhabitants of the Sub Division since the escalation of the crisis have since been seeking for refuge in other towns and cities. They are fleeing from atrocities committed as the conflict in Cameroons North West and South West regions continues to escalate.
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