Two outputs of the Minister of State, Minister of Justice, Attorney General, as personal representative of the Head of State, quickly revived the perennial debate about the political future of Cameroon.
According to L’Indépendant Infos of November 2, 2016, the Head of State can rely on trusted men to carry out state missions both inside the country and abroad on his behalf. Among these confidence men, Laurent Esso, who appears as a mystical man according to some people, is one of those devoted men on whom Paul Biya can count without apprehension. “His detachment, his simplicity and workload permit him to retain credibility in the eyes of the President of the Republic“.
According to the newspaper, not only does Laurent Esso affirms himself as one of the key men of the Biya system, but he is mounted in rank within the Government with the pragmatic management of sensitive cases. “After two missions outside Cameroon to represent the Head of State particularly in Gabon during the last ceremony of swearing in of Ali Bongo Ondimba and more recently in Togo to take the place that was to occupied by Paul Biya for the maritime safety, speculations are arising to see the Minister of State, Minister of Justice, Minister of Justice in these events. “
The rumors circulating in the presidency currently considers him as dolphin that the Head of State is reportedly familiar with international political games. Is Laurent Esso having a future head of state profile? Each may have his answer to this. For the newspaper, even if a few years ago the information surrounding a long stay in Europe of Biya after an intervention at the United Nations General Assembly raised the possibility that following pressure from some Western leaders who asked him to clarify the future of Cameroon after him, the Head of State would’ve released the names of Laurent Esso and Emmanuel René Sadi as potential successors.