President Biya, 89, Shares Ageing Wedding Anniversary Images, Stirs Uproar From Critics

Images of Cameroon’s president, Paul Biya and his wife celebrating their 29 wedding anniversary on April 23, 2023 has made rounds on Cameroon’s media space.

The images broke the Internet as many were quick to say Biya, 89, looks ageing in his pictures.

Paul Biya has been in power as Cameroon’s president since 1982 and now the longest-ruling non-royal national leader of the world.

In April 1984, president Biya survived an attempt by Ahidjo’s compatriots to oust him from power.

Biya has faced opposition in recent years ranging from a secessionist movement in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions to the Islamic extremists threat in the North aligned with the Nigeria-based Boko Haram group.

Given that Biya became leader amidst controversy, his political survival and hold of power in Cameroon for the past 40 years has remained a question to his critics.

In 2018, he was re-elected for another seven-year term as president .

Paul Biya, 89, marked 40 years in power on
October 7, 2022. It is still a big question in the minds of Cameroonians if he I’ll run in the upcoming elections when his mandate expires in 2025.

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