President Biya would tomorrow be sworn into the highest office of the land for another seven-year term. Though this may no longer be news to some Cameroonians, the importance of the symbolic “I so do swear” act, soars beyond the minds of many citizens.
The event, which will take place during an ordinary session of the National Assembly in the presence of members of the constitutional council, Supreme Court, diplomatic heads, ministers among others, is in conformity with Cameroon’s electoral law.
Political pundits say, Biya’s pledge tomorrow will be a commitment he is taking towards Cameroonians for the next seven years. In this case, By saying, I do so swear, Biya will be pledging to uphold the country’s national integrity and unity by all means.
It would be recalled that President Paul Biya has taken the oath of office as President of the Republic of Cameroon eight consecutive times. His first oath of office was taken on the 6th of November 1982.
By then, the Speaker of the National Assembly was Solomon Tandeng Muna. The solemn event was attended by the outgoing President of the Republic, Amadou Ahidjo who had resigned two days earlier.