Religious leaders in Cameroon have prayed for peace upon the nation as the Head of State Paul Biya begins a new seven-year mandate.
The leaders said their prayers organised by the Archbishop of the Yaounde Metropolitan Archdiocese Mgr. Jean Mbarga during a solemn celebration held at the Mary queen of the Apostles Basilica in Yaounde on Friday November 9.
At the invitation of Mgr Mbarga, the masss was attended by religious leaders from other denominations, as well as the special representative of the Head of State Laurent Esso and members of government.
Mgr Jean Mbarga called on all Cameroonians to give peace a chance and come together to build a stronger and prosperous nation.
“We want God to lead Cameroon at the start of this mandate so we want him to guide the Head of State who has been chosen by the people,” Mgr. Jean Mbarga said.
Mgr Mbarga also reiterated his previous stance on the electoral process in Cameroon which he said was free, fair and transparent and also used the opportunity to congratulate the winner of the election Paul Biya.
A stance that has always contradicted that of the Archbishop of Douala Samuel Kleda who has question the results of the election in some parts of the country.