|Ni John Fru (middle) at the Nkambe Grandstand|
The National chairman of the Social Democratic Front-SDF has declared that 90% of the money which was disbursed by France to Cameroon to pay as ransom to Boko Haram in exchange of the abducted French nationals were tracked and located within the Cameroon territory. According to SDF national Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi French satellite in trying to locate Boko Haram through lazar-banknotes detected that part of the money was inside the Presidency of the republic in the hands of some corrupt officials. Speaking in Nkambe and Ndu at the 24th Anniversary of the SDF, Fru Ndi lamented that “we have a government that doesn’t bother about us”. He told the over 30.000 man-crowds in Ndu and Nkambe that it is for this reason that National Executive Council of the SDF last December 2013 issued a resolution “calling on President Biya to resign because he has failed”. Harping on how corrupt members of the Biya regime are, Fru Ndi revealed that those who were assigned to negotiate with Boko Haram disbursed only 10% of the amount and retained 90% for themselves. With all these, SDF National Chairman said he would have preferred dialogue and not war with Boko Haram because “you cannot fight war with people you don’t see”.
|Ni John Fru holding the Mic ( Samba Napoleon in shirt)|
Harping on why he believes in preventive measures, Fru Ndi called on the population to be very vigilant. “Dear people, you have to be very vigilant because nowadays we don’t know who is a bad man among us. Collaboration with forces of law and order, administration, fons, sub chiefs etc. Remember I came here to sound a warning on malaria, I came back to sound a caution on HIV/AIDS, and today I am here again to echo a new warning on this wind that is blowing. I have come to warn because Nkambe and Ndu should not be any of the places where they would want to start to destroy Cameroon”. To Ni John Fru Ndi, this is the time to support a plantain sucker with two sticks in order to prevent it from being blown off by the wind. Fru Ndi said that he wasn’t a lover of peace, he would have accepted to go to war in 1992 given that 80% of the military supported his candidature. Yet he opted for peace. “I hear some CPDM militants carried placards on May 20, asking for Hon. Awudu to go to Ndu? That is worst than Boko Haram”. Accordingly, Fru Ndi denounced such provocative acts that could lead to confrontation. He added that the CPDM is contributing to a kind “njangi” that when the day shall come for them to chop, they will not be able.
He also announced the act by taxation officials to close down the business of a young man because he was SDF militants. Ni John Fru Ndi, was categorical that Samba Napoleon alias La Samba was a prisoner of conscience. To him, “You can cripple a man, but you cannot cut his hands”.
On the 24 years of the SDF, Fru Ndi said the party has reached the age of maturity given that a woman at 24 is supposed to give birth. He called on SDF militants and sympathizers to continue to support the vision. On his part, the Member of Parliament for Donga Mantung Centre, Hon. Awudu Mbaya told the population of Ndu and Nkambe that those who joined politics without understanding the rules of the game have been hooked. He said in his capacity as MP for Donga Mantung Centre, he discusses issues and not people. He called on the population especially the “achaba” riders, to collaborate with the administration, law enforcement officials, fons and chiefs as well as political leaders so as to step up security in the Division. He cautioned SDF militants not to copy wrong things. It should be recalled that over 15.000 people attended the 24th anniversary in Nkambe. An estimated 100 dance groups also showed up at the Nkambe to sing and dance with the SDF. Fru Ndi, SDF national chairman confirmed it by saying that he has seen that Nkambe and Ndu still remain the stronghold of the SDF in Donga Mantung Division.
The Euphoria in Ndu and Nkambe
|Hon. Awudu addressing the crowd|
Upon arrival in Nkambe, SDF national chairman and entourage were received at the end of Tar by an enthusiastic crowd estimated at over 15.000. There was singing and dancing, trumpet blast too. The noise of the over 200 achaba riders could be heard from far off distance as almost everyone in Nkambe town never wanted to miss a glimpse of the event. Placards announcing the presence of over 100 dance groups added more colour to the event. It was the group of Takumbeng (old women) that saluted SDF chieftain at the Nkambe grandstand.
It was no other person than Rev. Titatang Kingsley, who called on God Almighty to consolidate the democratic process in Cameroon. He said May 24, is a day that Cameroonians, SDF militants and sympathizers will live to remember the six martyrs of democracy.
Fru Ndi on taking to the rostrum congratulated the population of Nkambe adding that the SDF is waxing strong in Nkambe. He said it was a mark of commitment by the population of Nkambe to the ideals of the SDF. Hon. Awudu Mbaya denounced with mixing his words the during the September 30, 2013 elections, 5000 voters’ cards were printed and distributed in Nkambe. But since elections are what they are, nobody would change the outcome given that those who won in the council and for Parliament would have to be there for the next five years. Former mayor of Nkambe, Mangoh Jones Tanko on his part presented a balance sheet of his stewardship including some projects that he lobbied which were not yet executed like the tarring of streets in Nkambe. Mbeh Shey Wilfred, SDF District chairman also talked about the life of the party and the SDF 24 years after in Nkambe.
|Fru Ndi addressing SDF militants at Ndu|
In Ndu, the euphoria was total. Ni John Fru ndi held the population spell-bound as he preached the gospel of peace. He reminded the population of the Ndu incident whereby soldiers removed a Koran from the mosque and set it on fire yet, reechoes that he is looking back into history for a better tomorrow. He called on the mayor of Ndu to do what his late father Bunyui Jonathan left undone. “Your father was a pacesetter and the population is looking at you to produce the same result”, he reminded the mayor. The District Chairman, Eric Ngabah said the SDF was unshakable in Ndu. He also presented a vivid picture of the party for the past 24 years. Hon. Awudu passed warm greetings from Hon. Esther Ngala Ntala. He announced to the population that Hon. Esther Ngala is working hard in the United State to twin the Ndu council with another in the USA. There were deafening applause when he broke the information. On the other hand, the Mayor of Ndu, Bunyui Emmanuel numerated some of his realizations. He cited the electrification of streets in Ndu using solar lamps, the construction of market sheds, the mini agro pastoral show, the opening of some streets, etc. To majority of the population, Ndu will never regret the choice of their new mayor and council executive especially with the presence of young dynamic people like Fon Martin Yembe.
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