85-Year Old Biya Set To Run For Presidency For The 7th Time

By Ikenga Chronicles July 14, 2018

85-Year Old Biya Set To Run For Presidency For The 7th Time

President Paul Biya of Cameroon is set to run for re-election for the 7th time by October.

Recall that Biya, came to power in 1982.

“I am willing to respond positively to your overwhelming calls. I will stand as Your candidate in the upcoming presidential election,” Mr Biya said in a tweet on Friday.

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According to a Reuters report: ”Biya, who has ruled virtually by decree since taking office, scrapped term limits from the constitution in 2008, allowing him to run again and sparking riots in which over 40 people were killed.”

It added: “The election, scheduled on October 7, comes at a turbulent time for the Central African country and for Biya.”

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