Dozens of aerial movements impeccably orchestrated by our talented air traffic controllers.
Thousands of movements on our highways without any serious accident disrupting the flow.
Huge terrestrial and satellite traffic, maintained without a hitch by local technicians.
High quality sports, hotel and hospital facilities, and everywhere, a friendly atmosphere rarely witnessed elsewhere.
This observation isstronglycontradictedby the very people who, under the pretext of flashes of agitations here and there, had presented Cameroon as an area of high insecurity, and Cameroonians as a set of irreconcilable sectarian warmongers incapable of anything constructive.
Even the frontline news agencies had posted reporters in places reputed to be crisis-prone, on the lookout for the slightest security incident likely to fuel the argument of our detractors.
No security incident was recorded. Not even a social incident based on any misunderstanding between supposed anglophones and so-called francophones – an artificial divide, treacherously maintained, but which on the occasion of the 33rd football Africa Cup of Nations, will have demonstrated that it broke records of anachronism.
We Cameroonians have in fact proven to the world that beyond a purely conformist practice, harmonious living together and dynamic bilingualism which are engraved in our nature and our mind-set constitute the bases of our national genetic heritage.
And it is certain that the pre-eminent lesson of unity, cohesion, hospitality, dexterity and sportsmanship displayed by the Cameroonian people has continued to put to shame those who swore on our sharpdivisions, and by extension had announced the failure of the AFCON in Cameroon.