In a communiqué signed by the Minister of Communication Issa Tchiroma Bakari, mobile phones will not be allowed into the Unity Palace during the reception organised by the presidential couple, marking the 45th edition of the so called National Reunification.
Yesterday 19th May, it was made public by the State manipulated TV and Radio stations, that the power mongers of Etoudi had restricted the accessibility of guests with phones into the presidential mansion after the March past at the 20th May Boulevard.
This was done with the pretext that cell phones could obstruct the smooth control of the population that is expected to be present at the unity Palace.
This calls for much questioning, as the public does not imagine how mobile phones could stand as an obstacle to the easy access of guests to the after-march past ceremony.
Some are suggesting that there is something which they want to hide from the world, while others speculate that the old age of President Paul Biya who is now 84, does not permit him to act vibrantly as people in his position ought to, during such ceremonies and thus will not want the public to notice that.