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    Former African leaders urge Biya to step down

    Former African heads of state Thabo Mbeki (South African) and Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigerian) in a co-signed letter addressed to recently elected President Paul Biya of Cameroon have urged their former colleague to step down, according to mimimefoinfos.

    The two former presidents who ceded power in their respective countries urge incumbent Paul Biya to make a decision that honors Cameroon and the African continent, and which will make him a great statesman.

    They challenged him to cancel the past presidential election of October 7 and hold a new election with national and international observers to make it more credible and acceptable by all parties.

    "The democratic election in a clear process is one of the most beautiful legacies you will leave to your beloved country, because like Mandela, you will go down in history as the one who brought democracy to your kind country, and which has also imposed elections with clear results as a golden rule and inviolable for a peaceful change or even for re-election," their join statement read in part. 

    In the same vain, Laurent Gbagbo former president of Ivory Coast from his ICC (International Criminal Court) cell in the Hague, through the franc-afrique network, called on Cameroonians to defend their democratic freedom, the right to choose who they want as president.

    "Africa is the future of the world in terms of development, unexploited resources and human capital"He wrote.

    "Remember that these soft presidents, subject to the will of the explorers and the mystical networks, will always be in power," he added.

    Thabo Mbeki, Olusegun Obasanjo and Laurent Gbagbo suggested that, president elect Paul Biya has a decision to make, which is to either follow their credible words of wisdom and step down, or follow his entourage by accepting the results of a highly contested election held on October 7th 2018, which could turn out to be his most difficult seven years of his reign.

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