Here Comes the New President!

President Paul Biya for the 8th time was sworn in for another 7 years mandate at the helm of affairs in the Republic of Cameroon.

Emmanuel NGOTA

The swearing in ceremony on the 6th of November coincides with the 36th anniversary since his accession to power 36 years ago. He was sworn into office by the speaker of the National Assembly, Cavaye Yegue Djibril at the National Assembly on Tuesday November 6, 2018.

A ceremony wherein Cameroonians in and out of the national territory won’t forget in a hurry was heavily attended my members of the diplomatic corps, members of the constitutional bench, senators, parliamentarians, government ministers, some candidates of the October 7 election as well as party members who gave the ceremony the pump and colour it deserves.

While swearing in of the incumbent President into function, the speaker of the national assembly congratulated the President Paul Biya for his brilliant re-election at the helm of the nation Cameroon. In his discourse, he retraces the political scene of the election from the 7th of October when campaigns were launched accompanied by three days of deliberations for appeals petitioned by presidential candidates before the constitutional council right up to the 22nd of October when the results were published by the competent quarters, the constitutional council.

The house speaker reiterated that the re-election of President Paul Biya as the Head of State is the will of the people who have confidence in his rule as a guarantor in the preservation of persons and their property. Cavaye Yegue Djibril also congratulated the patriotic and faire play attitude of the presidential candidates who accepted the victory of Paul Biya and also lauded their presence during the solemn event at the national assembly.

Without much ado, after the swearing in by the speaker of the house of assembly according to article 7 of the Cameroon’s constitution, the incumbent president took the rostrum to thank Cameroonians in and out of the country for having confidence in him. In his address to all those present, for the first time, he called on the secessionist terrorist group causing havoc in the south west and North West regions to drop their arms for their good and not give in to the manipulation of haters of peace. He also showed compassion to the populace of the North West and south west regions that all measures have been put in place for the amelioration of their present situation.

Through his address, the Head of State congratulated the efforts put in by the defence and security forces alongside partner nations in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency which were one of the main challenges during his last mandate. He further confirmed with certitude that the actions of this the Boko Haram sect has been considerably weakened while at the same time calling for vigilance. President Paul Biya also promised to the people who voted him better days ahead during this his seven years’ mandate as the Head of State of the Republic of Cameroon.

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