House Speaker Representing the Cameroon People

During the oath taken ceremony, officiating officer, Cavaye Djibril described President Biya as the right person in the right place at the right time.

Cynthia EFOPA

The solemnity of the swearing-in ceremony of the President elect of the Republic of Cameroon, President Paul Biya on November 6th, 2018 at the National Assembly was presided over by the President of the National Assembly, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril. In his capacity as the representative of the people, and on behalf of the all Members of Parliament, the Constitutional Council and the Supreme Court he was greatly honored to welcome Paul Biya on the day he termed as historical and significant in the history of Cameroon.

In his speech, he took time to rappel the major five phases of the electoral process and the serenity, calm and transparency with which it unfolded from the time the electorate was convene to the final swearing-in that he presided. He reminded the assembly of advances Cameroons have made in establishing a solid democratic instruments and hail President Biya for been the author of that democracy.

Taking example by citing the different names drawn from diverse social extractions of the ten regions of the country, in the domain of activity, be it a trader, a farmer, a taxi man, commercial motor bike rider, or a civil servant, whether they hail from the university of Buea, Bamenda, Bertoua, Yaounde, Maroua or Ebolowa, the House Speaker pointed out that there is a common denomination that unites all these people; they are Cameroonians, with the same identity and who all recognized themselves in the President of the Republic. He further mentioned that even those who did not vote for the President or who are of the opposition shall reckon with the President for he is the right person in the right place at the right time. To buttress this point, Osih Joshua, Frankline Ndifor, Aman Garga, were some of the opposition party leaders that were present in the National Assembly to witness the oath taking ceremony. That too he said is democracy. He didn’t forget to rewind the turbulent moments that has troubled the peace of the country and to which the old new president is still called to handle for a prosperous and radiant Cameroon. It is in this light that he called on all Cameroonians and the representatives of the people to play their sovereign role with abnegation and civility to enable the president to toil for the prosperity of Cameroon.

The House speaker could not conclude his speech without asking him the famous questions that will once more assure the Cameroon people that the President is there for their wellbeing.  Amongst other fundamental oath taking references, he reminded President Paul Biya of his commitment before God and man and his duty to conserve, protect, and defend the laws and constitution of the Republic, support and defend the independence, unity and the national integrity of the Republic of Cameroon. In a symbolic manner, the President rise to his feet, and with his right hand up, he responded “I do so swear”.

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