The first lady of Cameroon wore the fabric of her spouse, President Paul Biya’s political party, the CPDM to the march past ground.
This is unlike what used to obtain in recent years. Immediately she set foot at the 20th May Boulevard, social networks like, Facebook and Whatsapp, started swelling up with comments about her outfit like, “this year we are surely celebrating the National CPDM day” for those who saw no reason why she had to dress that way, while others argued that its normal for one to represent their party with their outfit.
This is a day which the regime faithfuls consider as the National Reunification day, but everybody was surprised to perceive “mama Chantou” as she is affectionately called, with the Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement party uniform.
Some observers even proposed that, she should have joined the civilians of her party who were marching past, if she really intended to put on a political party’s attire.
Another aspect which together with Chantal Biya’s own case illustrated the fact that, the party in power wishes to take control over everything in the country, is the unimaginable number of CPDM militants who paraded. Many of them took part compared to the other groups who seemingly were few in numbers
The number of Biya’s paraders was too enormous despite the fact that, only few individuals had to be selected per group according to instructions, to participate in the civilian march past, in order to hasten the pace of activities.