Conducted By Rosemary Sime & Declan Forjong
(UB Journalism Students On Internship)
Fru Ndi Is A better Candidate
I would have wished Fru Ndi to become the Presidential candidate because of the strength of the SDF. Adamu Ndam Njoya may be an academic, but politics is a game of numbers. Fru Ndi, having been nominated by the main opposition party, SDF, was normally supposed to be the Presidential candidate. But if the leaders there agree that Fru Ndi should not be in favour of Adamu Ndam Njoya, I have no objection.
William Takang Enow – Retired Nurse
This Is Anglophone Marginalisation
As an Anglophone, I see marginalisation. I am not angry that Ndam Njoya has been made candidate for the Coalition. The point I have as a Cameroonian is that, whatever expression the Anglophones have, the Francophones always have the margin of suspicion, towards an Anglophone leading this country. If we have to go by numbers, I think the SDF determines the political situation in Cameroon because politics is a game of numbers. I hope that the Coalition members, including Fru Ndi, will try to put themselves together and fight the common enemy, which I know is the CPDM.
Ndakwe Ndakwe Bandolo, Teacher - Buea
An Advantage For Anglophone
I think the appointment of Adamu Ndam Njoya is an advantage for the Coalition, because first of all, Ndam Njoya is somebody who cuts across. He is known internationally and in Cameroonian politics. He is bilingual to an extent, and so Cameroonians can enjoy his bilingualism. Anglophones who have never seen the President of the Republic speak in English, shall be very happy to see him win.
Fonya Eric, Economics Student - UB
With Ndam Njoya We Would Oust CPDM
I am particularly happy because what we want is a change of government. For instance, there’s a lot of unemployment. You find university graduates without jobs. What is the need going to school. So there are so many things disturbing. Looking at the Cameroonian team, there are lots of irregularities going on. So what we want is a change of government. We are presuming that with the Coalition, there’s going to be progress. We hope with Ndam Njoya we can succeed to oust the present CPDM President it will be better on our side, because probably new reforms will come up that will improve the status of the Cameroonian youths. I’m particularly for the opposition, because I don’t enjoy the way this government is going.
Enoh Richard, UB Student, Department of Accounts.
The Coalition Has Not Disintergrated
I don’t know much about the Coalition being at the brink of dislocation. This is a body that set out to stay together, work together and win the victory together. You know that in every team, there are moments of doubt, moments of questioning. But these moments should not be taken to mean that the fundamental principle on which the body rests, is being put in question. No, the Coalition is not about to break up. No. Yes, a pull out [by the SDF]could be, and I think is, one way of expressing discontent. Every problem has a solution. If the Coalition succeeds in addressing the SDF discontent, I remain confident that it will not leave the fold. What you call a pull out is, to me, just a temporary distance taken so that things can be placed in better perspective.
Dr. George Nyamndi, Member of Coalition, Presidential Candidate
I Need Change
The party I like in UNDP. But I really need a change with any other party, but not the CPDM. CDU can still be the ruling party for tomorrow. So I just prefer there should be a change.
Emmanuel Chi, Taxi Driver
Ndam Njoya Can Deliver
I think it is a wonderful idea, a dream come true because Ndam Njoya is a man who has been tested. He was in education and he proved his worth, because he organised a BAC and that BAC they call Ndam Njoya’s BAC. A student who passes it, does so on merits. So when we talk about rigour and moralisation, I think Ndam Njoya can deliver the goods. I think he is the right candidate. He has experience, education; he has all the qualities of a Presidential candidate. I think he will deliver the goods if voted, and if only the elections are free and fair.
John Tazifor, History Teacher – BGS Molyko
I Wish Ndam Njoya Good Luck
I just wish Adamu Ndam Njoya well in the upcoming elections. May God be with him. I wish him good luck, and I prefer him to Paul Biya.
Ngameni Lucas, Buyam – Sellam
Ndam Njoya Has The Quality But…
He has some qualities that could make him win the election. First and foremost, it is a question of how transparent the election will be. There is a likelihood that the outcome might not reflect what it should be. So even if you are somebody who has the qualities to win and the mechanism is not transparent enough, at the end of the day it would be difficult to know whether you are popular.
George Njung, History Teacher – Saker Baptist College Limbe
Cameroonians Vote For Ndam Njoya
Make up your minds because it is a God given opportunity that even when you are casting your vote while you are a CPDM, because CPDM people know that there is no CPDM, it does not exist. The CPDM never exists. It is just a group of hardened criminals who came under Biya, an umbrella. It is now up to Cameroonian to put aside their individual differences an then if they are thinking of the future of their children to cast their votes for Ndam Njoya, so that we can get out of this morass. We have become the laughing stalk of the world. We started off on the march to democracy but we are now the last. So let the voters sink all their differences and vote for Ndam Njoya.
Dr. Bate Besong, UB Lecturer
Ndam Njoya Is Credible Candidate
I think he is a credible candidate because first, he has kept straight to the line of the opposition and secondly even when he was a minister, he looked forward to excellence. He is one of the best. I think either Fru Ndi or Ndam Njoya would have done well. I am very satisfied with the choice of Ndam Njoya as the candidate for the Coalition. I hope he will save this country.
James Arrey Abangma, Political Scientist
Fru Ndi Should Accept The Verdict
Ni John Fru Ndi should be honourable enough to accept the canidature of Adamou Ndam Njoya as Presidential canidate for the upcoming DRAMA (sorry, I mean election) He (Fru Ndi) should know that he is the one who innitiated this idea of coalition and should therefore be the first to accept its verdict. He should immediately congratulae Ndam Njoya just as Ben Muna congratulated him last week in Bamenda.But it is a sad day for Cameroonians because Fru Ndi is the only one who can challenge Biya in any election.
Ndofor Gabriel M.N., Financial & Management Consultant