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Sunday, 19 February 2006

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EDDY

Please Mbah Ndam, do not bring the CPDM syndrom that has led us to where we are today. If allegations as you call them are levied against you, it is you to prove your ignocence to people. Weh!! and you call yourself a lawyer. This question of asking people "ou sont le preuve" are stories that we were hearing with the CPDM thieves. And today, SDF thieves have now borrowed the famous term to hide their dealings. Please Mbah Ndam, you have stolen from CNPS or not? Answer the question and not asking us to bring proofs.

eheh Cameroon don rotten. graffi people dem go kill we ohohohoh!!!!!!!!!!

Akoson

THE FUTURE OF CAMEROONIAN'S BLEAK

Firstmen,

Please let's just restrain from pointing fingers at particular tribesmen. It shows political maturity. Attacking people's ethnic background proofs beyond all reasonable doubts that we're shot of words and lack adjectives to argue. I beg you ; use "force of argument" and not "argument of force".

Should Cameroonians learn to fight for their rights and freedom by making sure that they register and vote, making sure that they're not cheated, then their future remains in shambles.

Keep thinking.

Son of Ako - London school of Economics and Political Science.

kamga

THE GRASSROOTS ARE FOR FRU NDI. GO TO HELL IF YOU ARE NOT PLEASED WITH FRU NDI.

Aaron Nyangkwe

Mrs Margaret Nyah says that politics is not like religion. I agree, but let her know that a political party is like a religious group. And all religious groups have their rules. You either respect those rules and be one of them or you disagree and you are out. I fear that my sister Margaret (I am from Kugwe)has lost her steem and is looking towards a different direction.It is no strange thing, remember Jesus christ and his desciples. Comrade Nyah knows fully well (if her heart is still with the SDF) that the major problems plaguing Cameroon today is that of impunity. People are allowed to do all dirty things that destroy the nation and go away with them. Suggesting that such lawlessness be allowed to reign in the SDF is tantamount to ploughing the wat for direct obliteration of Cameroon among the polity of dignified nations, I disagree. And if that is the type of change she and her supporters think that they want to bring at the helm of the SDF, I regret.
The question any right thinking human being would have been asking his or herself is what would have become to the SDF had there not been this famous 8:2. Your guess is as good as mine.

Aaron Nyangkwe

Mrs Margaret Nyah says that politics is not like religion. I agree, but let her know that a political party is like a religious group. And all religious groups have their rules. You either respect those rules and be one of them or you disagree and you are out. I fear that my sister Margaret (I am from Kugwe)has lost her steem and is looking towards a different direction.It is no strange thing, remember Jesus christ and his desciples. Comrade Nyah knows fully well (if her heart is still with the SDF) that the major problems plaguing Cameroon today is that of impunity. People are allowed to do all dirty things that destroy the nation and go away with them. Suggesting that such lawlessness be allowed to reign in the SDF is tantamount to ploughing the wat for direct obliteration of Cameroon among the polity of dignified nations, I disagree. And if that is the type of change she and her supporters think that they want to bring at the helm of the SDF, I regret.
The question any right thinking human being would have been asking his or herself is what would have become to the SDF had there not been this famous 8:2. Your guess is as good as mine.

Ngwasiria

Eddy,
You blond-headed fool. Go and learn the common law and stop promoting the tyranic Napoleonic French laws. If you acuse anybody you have to proof that he is guilty.
We are not francophone that automatically imprison ignocent people who are being falsely acused by their enemies.The francophones have never known justice and may never know it except they turn to the common law which of-course have been done recently.

Michael

Aaron Nyangkwe,from all indications,you are a blinded supporter of Fru Ndi.You do criticise everyone in the SDF party who holds a different view to that of the chairman.Ni John is a big dictator and will never rule Cameroon.Ni John and Mbah Ndam are two fools''''''

netongo-joe

My People,
It is quite a slap in the face to see our once cherised and respected SDF party turn into a battle ground of "who is who". I have watched from the side bench the political upheavals that have almost creppled our demoracy (ie. if we have one) and i must say we all need to start reasoning alike if we must propel our country to a position to reckon with. Let us refrain from calling names like graffi and many others, and by the way i hail from Ndian in the SWP. I was never interested in politics as a teenager but as a grow older and begin to see the level of political tardness that Cameroon is manifesting, it only helps in turning me a political being. My point is, let us resurect the SDf from the shambles of infighting and maybe the fighting spirit that was reigned will be invited once more and who knows maybe change will come. As an optimist, i believe we shall prevail.
I love Cameroon.

Dr A A Agbormbai

What we now see in the SDF party is a fight between democracy and dictatorship, between the progessives and the traditionalists, between progress, or change, and stagnation, or retardation.

The SDF is in transition, and out of it will emerge the future.

And as happened elsewhere (i.e. in the developed world) progress, democracy, or change will overcome stagnation, dictatorship, or retardation. And then in years to come it would be as though the chaos never occurred! The autocrats would be long forgotten.

knganjo

Congratulations Agbormbai.For once you have attempted to sound like a commentator.Hope you will continue in that direction.

Fonshe

It has become a tradition in Cameroon...that the incumbent should be forced to remain in power to defend and protect those benefitting from the power house. SDF leaders have caught up faster than one could imagine.
Time will come when Mbah Ndam will be undressed in public. Let's be patient.

Fon Lawrence

Please,Fonshe,tell us what Mbah Ndam has done so that we can also join you to hate him.Do you just hate him because he is not against Fru Ndi? or just because he wants order in the SDF? If we are against article 8.2,we can only suggest that it should be amended.This article 8.2 was never intended to affect particular individuals.Many who have suffered from it participated in adopting the constitution of the SDF. Everywhere in the world,bad laws are respected until they are changed,except you quote me wrong.

Pascal

This 8.2 should not be used to over come those who have a different view.I think if there's alot of talking going on in the SDF,it means something is wrong and that thing could be the unwillingness of the NEC and Fru Ndi to listen to these people and try to get something out of their talks.If it was one person,yes,two yes,but more No!!.It is time the SDF leadership gives an ear to these people and bring them to dialogue.Fru Ndi's silence shows that he knows what he has done wrong and keeps to him self and simply says"what can they do?after all I have the people with me"That should not be the thoughts of a good leader.If really the people can have a say they will one day ask Fru Ndi what efforts he made to bring militants together.Like a good father,when you hear a kid crying,call that kid and find out what is wrong.You don't stay silent and say after all you will cry and stay.This could even go further and become something else.Today people are saying that Ngwasiri has spoiled the image of the party,what did Fru Ndi do when the others showed signs of unhappiness?Resort to 8.2,that is not the best way.Remember each influential member of the SDF comes to that party with some believers and the more you send people out using the 8.2,the more people you send far from the party, don't just think you sent away one person.Dialogue should be something that is constant in the party.Fru Ndi must understand that a good leader is also one who can take blows even from kids at times.Please there's need for you people to wake up and come together even with different ideas and build back that party which must grow with different ideas for it to stand strong.Having a different idea does not make one enemy.

Son of Egbe-Eyong

Please kontri people,
When critical issues confronting our future like the one of the absence of a genuine political leadership in Cameroon as a whole and 'Southern Cameroon' in particular, we should avoid taking very parochial and quite disintegrative perspectives such as increasingly trying to 'tribalise' what is already quite 'tribalised' and politicised. we should shun the divisive route of ethnic finger-pointing if we wish to achieve better gains in social struggle in Cameroon. We must remeber that that is exactly waht the "powers-that-be" and their increasingly pervert and homosexual sycophants seek to achieve- to cause all opposition be further fractured. There is here and now, a greater need for solidarity, fraternity and sense of belonging for those segments of La Republique that are not only seeming but are actually socially excluded from national life in the country.
It is only if these elements are present that we all could think of the possible ways to forge ahead as a 'people with a common destiny'. I hope that we forget about this 'kind of people' and that 'kind tribe' slogans becuase they mean that we are our own first enemy.
Ready to read and answer back anytime.
Son of Egbe-Eyong (Rogers T. Orock), Vaasa-Finland.

Abongwa

This Mbah Ndam is a big fool.This is a man who rigged the primaries and stole victory from a young teacher in Batibo.Look at him running his stinking mouth about discipline in the party,what party?Mbah Ndam you will pay the price sooner or later,GOAT'''

Janvier Tchouteu

THE POST-INDEPENDENCE INTELLECTUALS AND SELF-CRITICISM:

The generation of intellectuals who were born after independence or who were too young to remember it are today the victims of the deception of the system that was put in place in kamerun by the neo-colonialist Gaullist establishment in France. They are the victims of Kamerun’s legacy of broken promises and solemn dreams. This sacrificed generation grew up physically and intellectually in an epoch and environment where dreams were being realized everywhere and became certainty more than any time in the history of humanity. The 1960s-1990s were years when a man’s potentials could be exploited to attain great results and great personal heights, and today at the onset of their ripe years, the post-independence generation are faced with the harsh reality of a system which has betrayed them, and left them with no promising future when they had molded their intellectual capabilities to match the great potentials that our country truly harbors, and the greater heights the true Kamerunian dream had revealed, a dream with a visible link to reality.

Yes, Kamerun’s post independent and post-reunification intellectuals feel betrayed and disillusioned today. Not only is it being made impossible for them to manifest their intellectual acquisitions, they have also been sidelined by both the system and those of the pre-independence generation who profess to oppose it, leaving them with two options in their intellectual manifestations:
• The post-independence intellectual can accept the present system and its retarding influences and anachronistic bearings and be branded a pseudo-intellectual, while benefiting from the handouts that the system can offer to collaborators or
• They can pursue the path of protest, resistance or capitulation (abandonment).

By protesting and resisting, the post-independence intellectual would be confronted by the full wrath of the system’s machinations whose end result may be frustration or elimination, while if he abandons the cause he would find himself heading towards self-worthlessness and oblivion(internal or external).

Today, the exponents of the French-imposed anachronistic system feel threatened by those of the post-independence generations who have not given up hope and are prepared to protest and resist the system. They feel threatened because they know that the Biya regime and the system it is guarding can only survive in a kamerun that is devoid of alternative ideas and governance. This threat to the system emanates from the simple fact that these new breed of post-independence intellectuals suffer from the failures of the anachronistic French-imposed system (repression; improvisation; mismanagement; corruption; brain drain; discrimination; rapidly declining health, culture, morality and the disintegration of the Kamerunian society; and the Kamerun’s slow acquisition of a pariah state) and have acquired the priceless touch with the Kamerunian masses who have been hit the most. This extra touch has set them apart from the pre-independence intellectuals, and has created a gap, which should not be bridged for the interest of kamerun.

Some say that it is a generation gap in Kamerun’s intellectual community, but it is more than that. It would have been a generation gap if the post-independence generations of intellectuals had wanted to do the things the pre-independence intellectuals did but in a different way (it would have meant accepting the retention of the anachronistic French-imposed system, which has clogged and cannot even accommodate the rising number of children of those benefiting from the system).

The fact that the post-independence intellectuals never benefited from the system and do not want to follow in the path of the pre-independence intellectuals and rejects the older generation’s deceptions in all its forms automatically draws open a phase of conflict. This is the conflict between the culture(corruption, dishonesty, ethnocentricism, repression, and economic, political and social degeneration) that the pre-independence intellectuals are manifesting in the French-imposed system under the Biya regime, and the new culture (freedom, liberty, unity, meritocracy, democracy, economic, social and political progress) for the future new kamerun that the post-independence intellectuals want to implement, a new culture that embraces global civilization and promises kamerun a place in the society of progressive nations. This new culture is embodied in Kamerun’s union nationalism whose advanced ideals are compatible with the rapidly changing world.

Rapidly, our rejection of the path taken by the pre-independence intellectuals is assuming a political content, which is strongly opposed by the French political establishment, the Biya regime, and all those who benefited and are benefiting from the imposed anachronistic system. For us to succeed and realize the new humanized kamerun with its new values and culture, we should kill all the negative aspects of the haunting legacy of Kamerun’s pre-independence pseudo-intellectualism, because if we do not, we shall be irredeemably consumed by it.

It is not enough to criticize and discard old aspects of what is Kamerun’s intellectualism. We must be honest to ourselves and live up to the task of detaching ourselves from any self-esteem, egoism and egotism; and accept some of the errors of our ways that may even have arisen from our deep commitment to the cause for a promising future for kamerun. Even though for now we are idealists, we are expected to be pragmatists and realists if we want the new system to work.

That is why we must question each action we have taken or are about to take, and if it is wrong, we should admit the shortcomings and finally correct it. Finally, we should not be carried away by excessive rhetoric over our ideas because that necessitates frequent utterances, even in circumstances when they are irrelevant and unmeaning. And after several irrelevant and unmeaningful utterances, we may be tempted to defend them, while all the while being aware of our errors, but too proud to accept them, simply because we want to defend our egos and new positions. Such a direction would not make the post-independence intellectuals any different from the criminal pre-independence intellectuals, a sad development that would make us the obstacle to any constructive idea that the generations of the next millennium may want to implement.


February 27, 1995

Janvier Tchouteu

nbah ndam

ABONGWA AM NOT A FOOL SIR,I ONLY DO NOT WANT TO DIE.I KNOW HOW EVERYONE FELLS ABOUT ME.THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO BUT TO BE WHAT I AM.AFTER ALL IF NOT OF FRU NDI I WOULD HAVE REMAIN A COMMON LAWYER.PLEASE FORGIVE ME

SIR MUKUMU

Gentlemen,
I think a forum like this one is intended to right-thinking and enlightened Cameroonians to contribute something useful towards liberating our God-forsakened country Cameroon.It is not a forum for mentally-direnged yams like a certain Eddy,Michael or Abongwa.I have all reasons to believe these imps have but mud in their sculls.Any criticism without a proposal is a distuctive one.I share the view of Pascal above who feels that Fru Ndi should know what is happening in the party.Let him be the Fru Ndi we use to know,descend into the field and explain what is happening to the people.His contiuous silence is really suspicious.

Michael

Sir Mukumu or whatever animal you might be,you are just one of those goats who can barely see.How dare you ask Fru Ndi to descend to the field and explain what is happening.What do you expect from a fool of his calibre?Don't try to appeal for public sympathy for Fru Ndi because he has got nothing to offer.
You are one of those goats who are trying to downplay the Sdf crisis.Ni John is a thief like Biya.A bastard in the name of Watesih sees nothing wrong with Fru Ndi and we have some more cows like Sir Mukumu.

Dylan

Michael,
With all these insults, you need help! I think the The Post should edit some of these comments before posting, some of the commentators are immature and are just excited playing with their keyboards.

steve

Eddy another mad dog.

Michael

Dylan,maybe you also live in the dream world.Don't let me bring out my anger on you,some of you were pampered by your families during the wake of multipartism that's why you find my mails insulting.I suffered on the streets of Bamenda as a staunch supporter of the SDF and I drank teargas like water.
Who are you to tell the post to edit my mails?Even the posts do publish articles insulting the head of state Paul Biya,that is what we call freedom of expression''.If you are a goat who can't express himself,go to hell.You even have the audacity to question my views,don't be a cow.

Njifenztbd(U.K)

NOW IS THE TIME THAT EVERYONE SHOULD NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT FOR COMPLETE FREEDOM,REAL CHANGE,AND DEMOCRACY IN CAMEROON.THE S.D.F.CRISIS IS AN INTEGRAL INEVITABILITY TO THE START OF PHASE TWO OF POST JOHN NDI ERA.
IF THE RULING PARTY CANNOT BE CHALLENGED IN A FREE AND FAIR ELECTION THROUGH THE BALLOT,THEN THE POLITICAL SUPERSTRUCTURE OF CAMEROON NEEDS TO BE ALTERED BY FORCE OR BY DIPLOMACY.
IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL ENGLISH SPEAKING CAMEROONIANS TO REALISE THAT AS A MINORITY, WE ARE BONDAGE TO THE COLLOSSAL DAMAGE YAOUNDE SUBJECTS US TO ESPECIALLY AS WE KEEP ON GETTING NEGATIVE SIGNALS OF BAD GOVERNAUNCE.THE POSITION OF THE RULING PARTY ABOUT THIS MINORITY CRISIS IS ONE OF NON-CO-OPERATION AND TOTAL ANTIPATHY.S.D.F.AND ITS COALITION SHOULD TELL THE CAMEROONIAN PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR VIEW ON THIS PROBLEM.
MY DEEP REFLECTION ON DR.MUNZU'S DRAFT CONSTITUTION DURING THE ALL ANGLOPHONE CONFERENCE (II)IN BUEA,WOULD HAVE ALMOST ERADICATED SOME OF THE VISUAL PROBLEMS WE FACE AS ANGLOPHONES.ON THE CONTRARY, PRO.JOSEPH OWONA'S DRAFT LOOKS LIKE PRESIDENT BIYA'S 'IMMORTAL WRITTEN WILL'.I AM NOT A SESSESIONIST ADVOCATE YET BUT I THINK IT IS SOMETHING WORTH CONSIDERING IF THE RULING PARTY CONTINUES TO IGNORE OUR PLIGHT.THE PRESIDENT IS AWARE THAT HE HAS FAILED GREATLY TO MEET THE EXPECTATIONS OF A VAST MAJORITY OF CAMEROONIANS;ESPECIALLY ANGLOPHONES.
I DO FEEL AS TO PUKE WHEN I LISTEN TO ANGLOPHONES BRUSH THE PROBLEM UNDER THE CARPET.ANGLOPHONES ARE SUFFERING UNDER 'PONTUS PILATE';SOME HAVE ALREADY DIED MORE ARE BEING BURIED.BELIEVE ME!IF PARTY POLITICS FAILS TO BRING FORTH RELATIVE PEACE AND SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC PROGRESS, IT IS WORTH BACKING A PRESSURE GROUP LIKE THE S.C.N.C. TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS THIS TIME OF ANGLOPHONES.I MEAN ONLY ANGLOPHONES NOT CAMEROON AS A WHOLE.


Dylan

Michael, I might be a goat, cow, giraffe, crocodile, fish etc all i'm asking is, could you comment without naming all the animals you know? If it's not possible, fine, continue making a fool of yourself. It is people like you who give the impression that the Cameroonian opposition is not mature enough to be in Etoudi Palace. And just to let you know, I sniffed, inhaled and coughed out tear gas and was severely beaten with truncheons during the ghost town operations in Douala in the early 90s. Constructive criticizm would be helpful not childish insults.

moustapha

Dear NEC,

People who rule are born and sometimes tend to command respect and integrity. exoerience has it that the Muna's have failed cameroonians through the efforts of their late father even at the time when very few people undertood what politics was all about in cameroon. Late pa muna concentrated only on his children via the CNU/CPDM ticket for many years. Today his son wants to apply the same 'try-and-steal family politics' again and this time through the SDF. We saw how generous their late father was and went as far as even tarring the 20km stretch of road linking Bamenda and village which is today conveniently used by all of us. The difference here is that he used an unusual tar - the red tar which sticks on vehicles during the rainy season and produces a red powdery substance negatively recommended by medics for inhalation during the dry season.

We must think a million times if we want the position of chairman of the SDF to go to Muna since eventually he simply form an alliance with the cpdm for a ministerial position. Who does not that he is being manipulated and sent by the CPDM to destabilse the sdf. However, for illiterates like the current mayor of ndop rural council, they hold muna in very esteem because of the money muna is currently sharing out to them. This amyor thinks muna is such an incredble force to reckon with. To hell with such a category of local hero-administrators. Pa Fru Ndi stand firm we are all behind you. But watch out for the college that votes the chairman of the sdf because they are currently corrupted and consistently manipulated. they have approached me 2 times.

see you next week.

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