Can we already speak of a missed appointment? For weeks, the hypothesis of a return of Basile Atangana Kouna to the front of the stage has fueled rumors and speculation. Freed from the clutches of justice at the beginning of August on decision of the Special Criminal Court (TCS) and therefore of Paul Biya, the former Minister of Water and Energy was he going to succeed in passing in record time from Kondengui prison to the salons of the Democratic Rally of the Cameroonian People ( CPDM)?
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In this regard, November 6 was a test. That day, the party celebrated with great fanfare the 40e anniversary of Paul Biya’s accession to power. But against all waiting, on November 6, Basile Atangana Kouna finally gave up on finding comrades and activists on the Ngoumou party square, a locality in the Center of which he was, before his imprisonment in 2018, one of the main political figures.
How to explain this absence? It is, according to our information, the direct consequence of the insidious battle for leadership that is taking place in the department of Méfou-et-Akono, a battle that intensified upstream of the celebrations.
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