“Defence Minister Is Doing Fine”, ministry insists

Cameroon’s Ministry of Defence, MINDEF says contrary to media reports that the Minister Delegate at the Presidency of the Republic in charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Asomo had a malaise, he is up and kicking.

The online news site OPERA NEWS that is said to have made the information public is now said to have gotten the facts of the matter wrong.

“Let us specify at the outset that the day of September 25, 2019 falls on a Wednesday. Unless the author of this article does have his personal calendar, different from that of the common Cameroonian,” the release from the Defense Ministry reads.

Describing the information as completely erroneous, MINDEF adds that it “purposely omits to specify the year, aims only to tarnish the image of a servant of the State, or even incidentally, to undermine the moral of the troops engaged on several fronts of operations, restoring peace both inside and outside the national triangle”.

The Minister, the release goes on, actually suffered a slight and temporary hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) that forced him to rest for a few hours but it was however “on September 25, 2018, at the end of a ceremony at the Headquarters Brigade”.

The campaign, the ministry says, is organized by “detractors of the Republic, who at the same time attack both the symbols of the State and those who represent it”.

Days back MINDEF, had denied similar allegations and media reports that stated that North West Governor, Adolphe Lele L’Afrique had been injured in an attack on his convoy by Ambazonia fighters.

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