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Song’s announced NW, SW tour sparks controversy

Former captain of the indomitable lions, Rigobert Song's announced visit to the North West and South West regions has ignited…

Former captain of the indomitable lions, Rigobert Song’s announced visit to the North West and South West regions has ignited a lot of criticisms from english speaking Cameroonians on social media.

Song had announced on April 4, over state radio network, that he would be visiting the North West and South West regions in order to thank the people for praying for his healing when he suffered a stroke.

Since his announcement many english speaking Cameroonians took to social media to criticise the move stating that Song must have a hidden agenda. Many are of the opinion that Song should have first condemned the rapes, killings and abductions currently going on in anglophone Cameroon before organising a tour.

To them the former captain’s visit is part of Biya plans to restrain the ongoing anglophone crisis which has plagued socio cultural activities for months in the regions. Critics see the envisaged tour as government strategy to calm down rising anger in the regions.

According to them, if Song want to thank Cameroonians, he should make the tour to all ten regions rather than focusing on the two english speaking regions. Many diverse reactions on Facebook accuse the government of making political gain out of the former captain’s demise. Others are of the opinion that by thanking Paul Biya and wife, Song was indirectly telling Cameroonians that he owes his healing to the duo.

Rigobert Song arrived Cameroon from France on April 1, 2917, six months after suffering a celebro-vascular attack.

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