President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has confirmed his candidacy for presidential polls slated for October 7 this year.
This will be his seventh consecutive mandate which will also extend his reign till 2025. It will, however, be the fifth universal suffrage with multiple candidates.
The eighty-five year old octogenarian who is considered one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders made the announcement vis his social media handles on early Friday morning.
“Dear Compatriots in Cameroon & the Diaspora, Aware of the challenges we must take up together to ensure a more united, stable & prosperous Cameroon, I am willing to respond positively to your overwhelming calls. I will stand as Your Candidate in the upcoming presidential election”, his post read.