According to some activists in the diaspora, the Head of State took up residence in one of his homes in Lausanne.
The President of the Republic disappeared from radar for a month already. Left from Cameroon on 16 September to New York in the United States to attend the sitting of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), Paul Biya has not yet returned. And after more than a month spent outside the national territory, nothing in his entourage proves that the Head of State is prepared to return home in the coming days.
Although Paul Biya has not been seen since the end of the last sitting of the UN, some Cameroonian activists of the diaspora say they traced him. Indeed, the Head of State was holed up on the 6th floor of the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva Switzerland. But according to Le Messager of Tuesday, October 18, 2016, these activists claim that President Paul Biya had left his hotel last weekend. This, not towards the Cameroonian capital as was revealed by some sources, but elsewhere in the neighborhoods on the road to Lausanne.
Note that it’s been 31 days exactly as the Head of State left the country. A few days to go again, that is on the 14th specifically, for the constitution to consider a vacancy. Repeated absences seem to disturb the highest levels of the Republic, the newspaper said. However, a senior official on duty at the General Secretariat of the Presidency says that “the country is run and the records are treated with diligence by the Head of State.” Furthermore, during the year 2016, the President of the Republic is in his 105th day out of Cameroon, for his fourth trip abroad.