Just in: 85 year old president Paul Biya declares intention to contest for seventh term

By Nwafor Sunday

The Cameroon President, Paul Biya has on Friday declared his intention to run for the forthcoming October presidential election of the country.

This if he wins will make it the seventh consecutively term he is handling the office.  The eighty five year old (85) Biya has been the President of Cameroon since 6 November 1982.

A file photo taken on January 30, 2013 shows Cameroon president Paul Biya speaking to journalists

Declaring today,  Biya wrote on his tweeter handle, “Chers Compatriotes du Cameroun et de la Diaspora Conscient des défis que nous devons ensemble  relever pour un Cameroun encore plus uni, stable et prospère, j’accepte de répondre favorablement à vos appels pressants. Je serai Votre Candidat à la prochaine élection présidentielle.”

If translated in English, it means, “Dear Compatriots in Cameroon & the Diaspora, Aware of the challenges we must take up together to ensure a more united, stable & prosperous Cameroon, I am willing to respond positively to your overwhelming calls. I will stand as Your Candidate in the upcoming presidential election.”

Details later:


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