South Region. Traditional Rulers Supports Biya’s Re-Election

Traditional rulers of the south region have met in Ebolowa to give their total support to incumbent president Paul Biya whom they have described as their own son of the soil as “ NnomNgui’I ”. The traditional rulers expressed their position through a ritual and demonstration that was carried out at the Paul Biya square in Ebolowa.

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The traditional rulers of the south region have declared their support for the candidacy of Paul Biya for the October 7th presidential election. This Thursday, over 200 traditional rulers of the south region gathered in Ebolowa to give their total support to the incumbent, President Paul Biya. The traditional rulers expressed their position through a ritual and a demonstration. They first of all gathered at President Paul Biya square in Ebolowa to organize a traditional ritual. According to anthropologist,        Dr Francois Bingono Bingono, “the aim of this traditional ritual consist of giving all the power to the head of state who is candidate. He is our Nnom Ngui’I and so he need to be in good physical and also spiritual health”. Bingono Bingono also added that, “the traditional rulers of the south region want their candidate to be ready mentally, psychologically and spiritually”. After the traditional ritual that took place at the square, the over 200 traditional rulers organized a popular demonstration across the streets of the town in support of President Paul Biya’s candidature for the upcoming presidential election. During the demonstration, one could notice the presence of some top officials.

It will be recall that in 2011 during the Ebolowa agro-pastoral show, President Paul Biya and wife had received titles from traditional rulers in the south region. While President Biya was enthroned “NnomNgui’I” by the traditional rulers, a divine title meaning, master of wisdom and knowledge’, his wife Chantal Biya, given the title of “Nya Meyong”, meaning mother of the people. The decision by the traditional rulers of the south region to rally behind President Paul Biya comes after other traditional ruler in the East, Centre, South West, Littoral, and North West region of the country have been appeal to Paul Biya to once more head the nation for a seven year mandate. Their motion of support to Biya’s candidacy was handed over to the governor of the South region Felix Nguelle Nguelle who is expected to transmit it to the secretary general of the central committee of the CPDM party for upward transmission to the head of state. The traditional rulers of the south region equally hailed president Biya for the tactful manner and maturity with which he has handled and managed the current crisis in the two English-speaking regions of the country. They have reiterated their stand for a one and indivisible Cameroon with Paul Biya as the Head of State.

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