CAMEROON POLITICS: SEE ISSA TCHIROMA IN THE ROLE OF THE SNAKE CHARMER OF PAUL BIYA
From the analysts’ point of view, Mincom’s media shows are at the crossroads of bad faith and steak defense. The government spokesperson stands out. The man of optimism and anger at every tone.
Interest is growing around the role of the current Minister of Communication (Mincom) in the seraglio. Since June 30, 2009, date of accession of this Garoua native to this post, controversial interpretations feed the paradox of the man.
For some, his media releases testify to the universe of visions of a man eager to defend one another’s fears.
In this surge, Issa Tchiroma Bakary knows, since the maintenance of the regime needs ideological cogs in all areas of life to keep the spirits awake around the sacred idea in the name of which the tamed masses execute the orders. On several occasions, the National President of the CSFN has reaffirmed his vision of the inseparability of the link between him and Paul Biya. Which, in the opinion of other observers, indirectly defines the nature of his posture as a continuity, a movement in space and time.
In him, since he is (abusively or not) the spokesman of the government, the idea of surviving progresses little by little. Every day, Issa Tchiroma Bakary makes a place in the mind of the “prince”, as the life of the country cringes under fear, freezes under terror. He intervenes and speaks of it as the man of the highest sovereign speech.
For example, on July 20, he gave a press conference about a tragic video about the execution of two women and their children.
While Amnesty International identifies the perpetrators as soldiers of the Cameroonian army operating in the Far North region, as part of the war against Boko-Haram, the Mincom cries to the wolf. Instead, he speaks of “fake news”, “conspiracy manifesto”, “maneuver of gross disinformation” and “horrible special effects” with “voice-offs approximately affixed to visual sequences”.
Through his contemplative action in the present time, this former activist of the UNDP creates poetic images loaded with symbols and narrative forms inscribed in the duration.
In everyday life, Issa Tchiroma Bakary takes risks and becomes the guarantor of the property rights of all subjects. Gradually, his verb acquires another tone different from that of a thoroughbred opponent.
In the harem of power, he feels invested with a mission: to witness the unspeakable, the impossible and sometimes the inhuman. Over time, he knows no shortness of breath against the ideological command of Etoudi.
In any case, we must organize the movement afterwards, and artificially create the conditions for its development and perpetuity. What has caused him to be in trouble, recently facing two journalists from a local television channel. On the set, the politician chooses to sell only the sunny peaks of power Yaounde, specifically obscuring (and sparse and disjointed) the dizzying falls of the latter.