Cameroon – Appointments: “Paul Biya rewards the daughter of Ahmadou Ahidjo with peanuts” The Guardian Post

Written by Deckson N.

The appointment of Aminatou Ahidjo, daughter of former Head of State of Cameroon, Ahmadou Ahidjo, as President of Board of Directors of the Palais des Congrès in Yaounde, is seen by some analysts as a “too little, too late “.

Aminatou Ahidjo, it must be said, was considered to have betrayed her family when she opened campaigns for the CPDM in the Northern Region, ahead of the municipal and 2013 parliamentary elections. According to the Guardian Post newspaper of Thursday, June 30, 2016, many predicted that for taking such a risk, which was considered a disloyalty to her family, the Head of State Paul Biya would’ve appointed Aminatou Ahidjo as a Minister.

Aminatou Ahidjo had, according to some observers, been ignored when the cabinet reshuffle of 2 October 2015, while many vowed her a place in the last Government. Her rallying the CPDM was considered by the relatives of her mother, Germaine Ahidjo, like a dagger in the back. Some time after the of the Government reshuffle on 2 October 2015, the media presented the image of an Aminatou Ahidjo in solitude, abandoned by her new political family. Soon after, all the cars that were at her disposal would have been recovered by the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic. Aminatou only used the car of one of her friends to go shopping. Her bodyguards joined their various services and there were only guards on the Mont Febe to ensure her safety.

Sources well introduced to her mother indicated in the media that the widow of the former President of Cameroon had not been particularly embarrassed when Paul Biya appointed her son Mohamadou Ahidjo Ambassador because she was expecting a bit of this “Betrayal“. Without a ministerial post on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya, trusted Aminatou Ahidjo by appointing her the PBD at the Yaounde Congress Hall.

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