Bernard Marie Mba was sacked last Thursday, September 29, 2016. He was replaced as head of the Division of origin of the President of the Republic, Paul Biya, by David Koulbout Aman, installed the next day. Suddenly, several questions arose on what “crime” was allegedly committed by the sacked SDO, as it is true that in 34 years of reign, Paul Biya has practically never signed a decree sacking an SDO.
The Mutations newspaper revealed on Monday, October 3, 2016 that Bernard Marie Mba committed the blunder of publicly mocking the age of the President of the Republic, who took him to the SDO function. The former “head of land” would’ve exclaimed himself publicly, in September 2016, in the presence of local forces of law and order to what some people complain that he was old – in reference that he reached the retirement age but he remained in office through an extension of activity – whereas, even if that was the case, he is not older than Paul Biya who continues to lead Cameroon, says the newspaper.
“You ask me to leave meanwhile I was born in 1961. Paul Biya, who was born in 1933 is still there,” said Bernard Marie would Mba.
Mutations indicates that before this, some attitudes more or less derogatory were awarded to Bernard Marie Mba.
He also said “How can Paul Biya dismiss a competent minister as Marafa Hamidou Yaya to replace with an incompetent duo Sadi-Ndongo?“.
“Paul Biya could not modernize Sangmélima in 33 years in power, check what Ahidjo did in Garoua!“; “Paul Biya has ruined my career by sending me to Kousseri early in my career when I was preparing my DEA [Diplôme d’Études Approfondies, Ed]”; “He [Paul Biya] bothers people. Fortunately he won’t be there for long. ” This last remark was delivered during the passage of the motorcade of Paul Biya then leaving for Mvomeka’a, his native village, we learn.
According to the newspaper, Bernard Marie Mba, from the Ocean division, had become unbearable for the political and administrative elite of the Dja and Lobo. He was going to ban the broadcasting of Radio Colombe, a community radio station based in Sangmélima, on their call to Paul Biya for the next presidential election.