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Paul Biya and wife send out New Year wishes to ‘ordinary’ Cameroonians via SMS

Imagine sitting at home after a sumptious New Year’s  meal, relaxing and possibly chatting with your friends and family when your phone alerts the receipt of a text message. You pick up your phone no doubt expecting a New year wish from your loved one and behold… the text message is from POPOL aka Paul Biya. The message read as follow;


That’s exactly what happened to some ‘ordinary’ Cameroonians on the 1st of Jan 2011. The message first came through the Orange Network in English and was followed by another message through the MTN inetwork n French.

Politcal pundits are still wondering whether this is not another gimmick to blindfold Cameroonians that he (POPOL) is our good president. This is in the wake of his admission of administrative lapses by his government during his annual New Year Eve speech. He also said Cameroon will witness more than one election this year but did specify. Notwithstanding Fru Ndi,s cry over ELECAM, Mr. Biya assured the body of his unalloyed support, adding that his administration will ensure things move accordingly.


Source: Paul Foanyi

Hmm Paul Biya you cannot fool me. That message fills me with both surprise and consternation. 28 years is a very long time, please bow out gracefully.


7 comments on “Paul Biya and wife send out New Year wishes to ‘ordinary’ Cameroonians via SMS

  1. prgoretti
    January 2, 2011

    I do agree that we need to move with the tiles but Mr. Biya I do not trust. He’s a slimy sneaky and greedy head of state! Its a New Year and I plan to call a spade a spade! Lol.

  2. Al Deedee
    January 2, 2011

    i called my dad to wish him a happy new year on the 31st, he was so excited to tell me that i had just received a message from prpol n wife for new year, little did he know that its a plan act by the communication network to show their affiliation to the biya’s regime, the number’s of ordinary cameroonians were collected by these companies on the pretext to keeping records of each client
    this is anoda means for biya to stay in power,even die go move ye!!!

  3. Gwen Fominyen
    January 3, 2011

    Campaign strategy me cantal e hair oh!Even na weti sef!!!

  4. Henry
    January 14, 2011

    Your analysis is not understood by everybody. You indulge in painting Mr. Biya’s balance sheet black. I did not hear about any fiasco that happened in 2010. Be truthful, does postponing an event for a few days mean failure? Let’s be serious, 2010 was not only a year of materialization of our golden jubilee, but also of great projects in mines, agriculture and industry. Even in the social field, none can deny the fact that employment increased, except for evil spirits which indulge in contradiction as their political plan.

  5. Mba
    January 14, 2011

    This new means of communication surprised many. It’s an interesting innovation in presidential communication and it brings the people close to their President.

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  7. mangege paul
    March 19, 2011

    mr paul biya you are a lieyer step down.

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