Cameroon – Debate on secession – Paul Biya decides: “Cameroon is one and indivisible! She will remain so … “

Written by Deckson N.

For the President of the Republic, Cameroon is a united Nation, no question of backtracking.

The NO is categorical. Paul Biya is opposed to any idea of secession from Cameroon. A renewed demand by the Southern Cameroon National Council (SCNC) activists for the demands of lawyers and teachers in the English-speaking regions that some have called the “anglophone problem“.

On December 8, 2016 in Bamenda, some fired on the flag of Cameroon and hoisted another flag that they present as that of that state that they must create. On the social networks, images of some Cameroonians of the Diaspora walking on the green-red-yellow material have circulated on the Internet for the same cause.

Paul Biya cleared the air. In his address to the Nation on December 31, he left no room for ambiguity. He said emphatically that Cameroon is indivisible. “… before anything else, to tell you solemnly tonight that Cameroon is a country more than ever standing. A country one and indivisible, “he said at the start of his remarks.

The reason, according to the Head of State is that “we are following in the footsteps of the founding fathers of our country, our national heroes, who have shed their blood to bequeath to a posterity a nation united in its diversity. The unity of Cameroon is therefore a precious heritage with which no one has the right to take liberties, “he said.

Mr Biya welcomed the Cameroonians’ determination “as one man, to build a united, inclusive and bilingual nation. This is a unique experience in Africa, “he added. An experience that has imperfections, acknowledged Mr Biya hence the proposal to “stay tuned to each other. We must remain open to the ideas of improvement, to the exclusion, however, of those which would come to touch the form of our State “, because” Cameroon is one and indivisible! It will remain so … “, he concluded.

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