Sunday, February 3, 2013

Senatorial Showdown: Biya Ignores Fru Ndi, Dispatches Party Officials to Regions

 By FC Ndi
President Biya &Ni John FruNdi

CDPM Central Committee delegates have invaded CPDM ruled council to prepare councilors for the upcoming Senatorial elections in Cameroon against warning signals emitted by the Chairman of the Social Democratic Front-SDF. According to classified sources at the Central Committee of the CPDM in Yaounde, the some party officials are still in the field holding seminars with councilors to prepare their minds for Senatorial elections. Yet SDF Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi, the leader of the main opposition in Cameroon has been vocal these days on the illegality of such an election and its effect if Senatorial elections were announced. Last January, Ni John Fru Ndi told President Biya in his face to postpone it giving that the mandate of the present councilors expired since June 2012. Yet, President Biya seemingly has ignored Ni John Fru Ndi’s call.
While addressing SDF militants in Nkambe a week ago, Ni John Fru Ndi said the Social Democratic Frint will not give room for the Biya regime to exercise illegality. Ni John Fru also told the crowd that when he last met President Paul Biya last month at the Unity Palace, he told him that by conducting Senatorial elections with councilors whose five years mandate had expired, he (Paul Biya) would have massacred democracy. He said “as usual Mr. Biya replied that he will see about it”. Without mixing his words, Ni John Fru Ndi said if President Biya organizes Senatorial elections the SDF will go on the offensive with the Biya regime. “It would mean the end if such a thing is to happen” SDF chieftain hammered.  Never had the SDF chairman ever been so censorious, contrarian and stained in his declarations. This is an aspect of our emergent democracy that expands on the growing freedom of expression, thought and association but there is need for caution and vigilance when Mr. Biya wants to take decisions, he warned. Ni John Fru lamented that for the past years the Biya regime has taken hostage democracy. Cameroonians he said must not allow any group of individuals to hold this country and no one alone should correct the right to decide what is best for Cameroon. “I told Mr. Biya that we must sit and discuss on this issue”.
It should be recalled that the Biya regime is expert in pushing through policies, duping the public, telling outright lies, manipulating figures by changing the game in the name of advanced democracy. However, it is in fact becoming a massive public deception as corruption is at it peak with former Ministers of state, Directors and others are caged in prison cells. As Fru Ndi rightly puts it to the people of Ndu Sub Division in Donga Mantung Division, “this government is corrupt and guilty of crimes against humanity, crimes against their own people for plunging the entire nation into abject poverty”. While calling on the population of Donga Mantung Division to register massively for the upcoming municipal and legislative elections, SDF chieftain also emphasized that a distinguishing failure of Biya’s administration in Cameroon is that everything is collapsing.



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