PAUL BIYA WAS FOOLED BY HIS MINISTERS- CAF OFFICIAL CONSTANT OMARI
According to CAF 2nd Vice-President Constant Omari, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya had been aware since October that his country could not host the CAN 2019, but the head of state would have preferred to hide this information in order to be re-elected.
On Friday, the African Football Confederation (CAF) withdrew the organization of the CAN 2019 in Cameroon because of the delay in the work and the security situation. But according to CAF 2nd Vice-President Constant Omari, the highest state authorities in Cameroon had already been informed of this decision for several weeks.
“When we observed that there was duplicity of language between what the organizing commission was saying and the report that the Cameroonian government gave to the head of state, we asked for a hearing at the Head of State (beginning October, editor’s note), a hearing where we gave him the actual progress of the work, “the Congolese revealed in an interview with Afrique Média TV.
“We were forced to seek this hearing despite the presidential elections, because the situation was alarming, the Cameroonian president was fooled by his entourage. (…) Considering the video of the actual progress of the work that we showed at President Biya, he knew that the organization would be withdrawn in Cameroon “.
These revelations will make a great noise in Cameroon where some blame the head of state for deliberately hiding this information to the Cameroonian people to be re-elected late October …