Cameroonian octogenarian President, Paul Biya, has called on his countrymen to love, cherish and protect their fatherland amid numerous damning reports from international rights groups, foreign diplomats and most recently the European Union parliament.
In tweets and a Facebook post on Monday, President Biya said Cameroonians have only one fatherland and must protect it.
“I request you to work relentlessly and with abnegation so as to be always deserving of the fatherland and build in peace a State which is not a mere juxtaposition of ethnic, religious or language groups, but a real national community,” he wrote.
The message came few days after the European Parliament called for the Anglophone crisis to be tabled at the UN Security Council.
Later on Easter Sunday, Pope Francis had also called on the Biya regime to seek peaceful solutions to the crisis.
Cameroon has received world-wide condemnation and sanctions for alleged human rights violations in its handling of the Anglophone crisis that continues to inflict human and material loses on the country since 2016.
In yet another outing, President Paul Biya drums for a more united Cameroon saying “we can build something long-lasting if we put our hearts, minds and hands together. Better still, we can build a strong and prosperous Cameroon, united and dynamic.”
Paul Biya has for some time now launched an intensive social media campaign geared at rallying patriots of the Green-Red-Yellow nation to standup to external ‘attacks’ on Cameroons internal affairs.