Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Threatened with death, Fru Ndi forbids his house in Bamenda

In the North West and South West, several activists from the main opposition party in Cameroon are targeted by the Ambazonians. It is in this logic that the president of this political group has just found refuge in the political capital of Cameroon.

In the English-speaking regions, the Social democratic front (Sdf) pays the heavy price of the war. Nearly 40 activists are retained by secessionists, the cadres of the party of the balance see their homes burned. With the municipal and legislative elections of February 9, 2020, the separatists are targeting party activists. This creates a great debate within the political party whether or not to go to the elections. 

Since the publication of the lists for this double ballot, John Fru Ndi, the president of the SDF is forced to abandon his residence in Bamenda to take refuge in Yaoundé. According to Jeune Afrique, it is officially because of the many death threats hanging over him. For the newspaper of Bechir Ben Yamed, "if the historical opponent of the old lion often claims that he is ready to die in Bamenda if necessary, the consequences of his last kidnapping in June 2019, now force him to returning to the United States regularly for treatment seem to have changed his mind. 


In this context, the party's participation in the double ballot divides. For Jeune Afrique, some of the activists who are still in the English-speaking regions openly oppose the electoral process. They fear a new defeat as during the presidential election of October 2018. 

From a source well introduced to the Sdf, a possible withdrawal from the Sdf is possible. “If the elections are not held under secure conditions, we will cancel our participation. We have until February to see what the situation is on the ground and draw conclusions. ” For his part declares Joshua Osih, the first vice-president in the columns of the Pan-African newspaper.