Photoshop Scandal at The Presidency Of Cameroon

10 Mar

This has got to be the worst public relations stunt pulled by the sycophants of the Yaounde regime since the “l’homme Lion” campaign billboard of 1992 and the union of diversity “Le Choix du Peuple” billboard of the 2004 presidential campaign.
Early this month the president and his family left for one of their routine “short private visit to Europe” as was sung on national Tv and radio. Following the brutal deaths of 37 Cameroonian soldiers at the hands of the blood thirsty Boko Haram militants from Nigeria, funerals were held last weekend in their honour.

The president was represented by the minister of defense as shown on Tv but some shameless spineless sod has chosen to devalue their acts of valor by posting a very poor photoshopped image on the official website of the presidency portraying the president bowing in honour to the fallen. They’ll just turn around and blame it on some over ambitious junior staff as I guessed earlier but I was wrong. The Minister of Communication announced during a press conference that the website had been hacked and the doctored image was the work of a hacker. A click through the photo gallery of the site revealed many instances of photo-shopped photos which have since then been systematically reviewed and removed. 
While Nigerias Goodluck Jonathan had late last month dressed in military gear paid a visit to boost the morale of his troops in a town freshly won over from the militants, our president, commander in chief of the arm forces of Cameroon is yet to risk his hide in a similar move. After all Jonathan has an upcoming election bid in two weeks while ours is in 2018. 
The nation is watching and knowing your phobia. With the on going patriotic demonstrations by citizens to show solidarity and support for the people in this conflicts hot spots and the defense forces, the presidency has to move away from its previous posture of over securing the PRC to the citizens. The PRC isn’t expected to return from his ”short-visit” any time soon. Previous visits duration lead one to predict that he’ll only return probably at month end.

I wonder if Our PRC who in peace time visits the people under very tight security personnel deployment can dare to go to this region with clear and imminent danger like his counterpart Idris Deby the Chadian Lord of Desert warfare visited his wounded troops in hospitals? Could he make surprise visits to the zone as US and British leaders do in Iraq and Afghanistan?
The presidency has since taken down the said photo and replaced it with the original photo of the coffins of the soldiers.…/1198-le-chef-de-l-etat-rend-hommage-au…

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