Ni John Fru Ndi is main opposition leader in Cameroon politics and chairman of the Social Democratic Fund, SDF party. At the onset of the Anglophone problem, many regarded him as a sellout for the struggle especially with his recent stand of Federation in Cameroon when the majority Anglophone Cameroonians seem to desire a separate government.
However, Fru Ndi proved he could still say it plain when he told a United Nations visiting committee to Cameroon to hold President Biya responsible if war breakes out in Cameroon.
”Biya has given deaf ears to the release of Anglophone detainees and other grievances articulated by teachers and Common Law lawyers. This is very disturbing and the Anglophone communities are boiling. If the UN do think that they cant interfere in the internal affairs of a country, let UN not intervene when war breaks out. I am calling on you to hold this regime to institute a single ballot paper for any elections to hold, publish the electoral calendar as soon as possible and let the whole process from registration to proclamation of results be biometric”. His exact words to the delegation.
Fru Ndi joint other SDF militants and top ranking officials to make their voices unanimous to the commission that was led by Pascale Roussy, the Electoral Political Affairs Assistant and Francis Nadjita, UN Special Representative for Central Africa.
He also made this comment about Cameroons electoral body, ELECAM:
”The text is so ambiguous and has set confusion between the top brass, the Chairman of the Electoral Board and the President of Elections Cameroon, do not know where their obligations and limitations are. Quiet often, the two are confused and that is when conflict sets in. You cannot have two bosses who are always confused as who is supposed to do what”.
They presented these among other worries to the visiting delegation, telling them to also interfere where possible; even if it entails organizing an election to know the people’s vote.
In a later press briefing, the team assured Cameroonians of their support where necessary. Their main aim was to gather information and see how the UN can assist in bringing peace and stability. With all these, one can look forward to a lasting solution in the Anglophone crisis of Cameroon.
However, Fru Ndi has proved once more that he can say it fearlessly. Since his entry to the political Landscape in Cameroon, he has always been daring to voice his opinion.
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