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Franklin Sone Bayen

By Paul Njie & Kesah Princely

30/07/2019

Renowned Anglophone journalist, Franklin Sone Bayen has described as unimportant, the recent call from CPDM’s militant Frankline Njume for “Press Hour” to be scrapped off the schedule of the national TV station (CRTV).

The journalist was reacting to a 3 minute and 19 second audio making rounds on social media, in which Franklin Njume asked the Director General of the state broadcaster, Charles Ndongo to ban Sunday’s Anglophone TV debate programme, “Press Hour.”

Mr Njume claimed the programme is anti-republican, because it spreads the Ambazonian philosophy.

“That programme is very irritating; a programme which reviews newspapers that propagate Ambazonia, which has been forbidden in our land.”

“Press Hour is a disservice to the unity, sovereignty and the peace, tranquility and return to normalcy in our country,” he averred.

In an exclusive interview with TWIF NEWS, Senior Journalist Sone Bayen said Njume’s views should not be taken seriously because he is an ordinary citizen just as anyone else.

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Frankline Njume

“I think that he can be ignored. He’s just expressed an opinion.”

Sone Bayen who is a regular participant on “Press Hour” said the programme is one of the best shows where Cameroonians can freely express themselves on burning issues of national interest.

Frankline Njume, an elite from Tombel in the restive South West region, is noted for personally attacking individuals and groups on social media. In a recent exchange with the Mayor of Tombel, Ngassa Rose, Frankline Njume asked her to go back to the West region where she hails from; a move which some people termed a tribalistic promotion of national disunity.