A palace coup is one of the best exit formulas for dictators to avoid accountability. This has been well handled in Zimbabwe to avoid any conflict and give Pa Mugabe a well deserve rest in respect.
With the accomplice of his aged military friends, Mugabe has succeeded in handing power to his party scribe he served a comedy dismissal a week before.
The plan impeachment was a clever scenario to make the process sound real to the majority. Pa has avoided any disgraceful elections; he is old and has played his part.Cameroon cannot be Zimbabwe.
Mr Biya has shown lack of confidence in his possible successors, now is the time experts in election malpractices of the regime are laying foundation for the next (camouflage) Mr. Biya may want to leave honourably but very unsure of the unknown, Cameroonians cannot accept these scenarios
1) dismissing Philemon Yang or Niat only to bring him back a week later.
2) A military takeover in which his tribesmen are in control and will delay any transition process.
3) Dialogue with selected CPDM cohorts who want Biya free with no accountability in complete amnesty.
The way forward is for the Opposition parties to bury the errors of the past, give Pa Fru Ndi time to rethink on a fresh candidate or ignore SDF to its greedy faith, Sensitize the population and rally on a platform. Concern Civil Society actors, NGO,s External Democratic activists and Critics should begin the campaign now .They should not be wasting time on sterile criticism and flopped diplomatic offensives . Those who don’t want elections should go for an arm struggle, not childish distractions in GoFundMe conclaves, and sterile Interim Government. This country can be plunged into a protracted conflict we can avoid.
John Agbor Obi