30 November 1989-30 November 2016, 27 years ago died in exile, in Dakar, Senegal, Ahmadou Ahidjo, the first president of Cameroon. 27 years later, his remains are still not repatriated to his country.
If the power in place does not pay homage to him, the Cameroonian people do not forget him.
The memory of the first president of the Republic of Cameroon is still alive in the memory of many Cameroonians who are surprised to compare the two heads of state that Cameroon has experienced to date and their time.
For the nostalgic, at the time when the country was headed by the native from Garoua (north), Cameroon held the high dragee to the other countries of Central Africa.
According to his relatives, Ahmadou Ahidjo gave the Cameroonians lessons of courage, and dynamism. They evoke the shining economy of Cameroon, during the passage of Ahidjo to the business.
For others, the first Cameroonian president is neither the “angel” that his followers present nor the “demon” that his opponents try to paint.
The proponents of the current government, who have a tenacious grievance and have never admitted the repatriation of the body of the former president, believe rather that the previous regime benefited from a favorable economic context, unlike that of Paul Biya, Whose accession to power was followed by a severe economic downturn.