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Tuesday, 30 May 2006

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BenB

What became of the famous Memo?

Who was it that took the famous Memo to Bamenda? Samleyin, knganjo or Langaison? And where have they disappeared to?

Don't they know that just for publishing that great magic wand Memo on this forum obliges them to also publish a report on the Memo's performance at the Bamenda convention? Let's hear how the Memo moved mountains in Bamenda.

Or did the Memo get missing between Europe and Bamenda like "coup de couer" money (dixit Kountchou Koumegni). Or maybe the Memo was the blueprint for all the wonderful things that came out of the Bamenda convention.

So, maybe the contributors to that Memo must be Bamenda heroes now. Their names must have been written in gold and placed in the Bamenda hall of fame, especially as most of them have scored outstanding marks dished out by LSE professor-in-waiting - my prayerful friend, the son of Ako, LSE.

Now those who didn't contribute to that great Memo must be regretting. See they had a chance and missed it; a chance to make history as those who said for the first time things that have never been said in the SDF. Genius bushfallers!

Who won't envy this great Memo writers here? They had good sense of judgement not to be distracted by calls here for us to seek common ground to solve this SDF crisis and prevent the holding of even one-and-one-hundredth conventions.

We said that would spell doom for the party. We urged them to keep aside childish praise-singing and look at more important issues as raised by various party leaders who have disagreed with Ni John.

What effort did we not make here? We ran a countdown to make us see the gravity of the problem. They said NO, na Ni John we want. Take party go, leave we Ni John. Here we are today. And they want us to clap for them?

What can we add when they already sent such a brilliant Memo with a golden touch? Let them put out the fire they started. Then at the end of the day, let them score 40/20. O shame o!

** When we come back, we'll be talking about the red carpet reception given to the famous Memo in Bamenda.

** Later, how the praise-singing on this forum stood in Ni John's way to seek common ground with his critics.

BenF

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Posted by: BenB | May 30, 2006 at 05:17 AM

Diboule like Kohtem
(Le Messager)

Le Messager establishes similarities between Fon Doh's fate after the Kohtem assassination with the fate of those we understand assassinated Diboule. You know them.

Read on:

Après l'assassinat de John Kohtem à Bamenda il y a quelques années par la milice du tristement célèbre chef de Balikoumbat, les militants du Social democratic front avaient crié au scandale. Condamnant ainsi avec la dernière énergie cet acte barbare.

Aujourd'hui, ils ont fait la preuve par dix que dans les pseudo démocraties comme celle du Cameroun, tous les coups sont permis.

S'il était finalement démontré que les agresseurs de Diboulé Grégoire sont des militants du Sdf venus de Bamenda comme beaucoup l’affirment, le Sdf se retrouvera au banc des accusés pour une affaire d'homicide volontaire.

Les autorités gouvernementales qui sont soupçonnées d'avoir donné des instructions aux forces de l'ordre pour ne pas intervenir en temps réel pour secourir des militants en détresse, se sont empressées de rendre publique le communiqué indiquant le nombre de victimes et de personnes arrêtées.

Les autorités de la République disent également avoir ouvert une enquête, pour établir les responsabilités des uns et des autres.

PARLIAMENTARY IMMUNITY GOING...

Akoson

Let's assess ourselves. How far have we gone?


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THE BEST VS WORST POSTINGS RECENTLY.

Dear readers,

I'd like to grade postings made recently. Note that this is a fair and balanced judgement I'm making. I don't fear anyone so there's no bias in the results. I think that making a weekly stop to assess what we write here is not unnecessary. I believe that the results should encourage us do more. To judge the neutrality of the results, readers could scroll up and re-read the comments of those I intend to grade.

Note that there's a GREAT DISPARITY between the PASSERS and the FAILURES. Those who passed did it well and those who failed failed woefully.

Here are the BEST ten and the WORST ten.

FAILURES - FIRST FROM THE BOTTOM:
1. Namondo Elangwe......0/20
1. Faked Mukete ......0/20
2. Momo ......0.5/20
3. Dr. Agbormbai ......1/20
3 SharpTalk ......1/20
3. Spako .....1/20
6. Teribobs ......2/20
6. Drogba ......2/20
6. Charles Ngu ......2/20
9.Sartmecalo ......2.5/20
10. Amin ......2.5/20
10. Chris Ngwasiri ......2.5/20


THOSE WHO PASSED - FIRST FROM THE TOP:

THE HONOUR ROLL;
1. Mbu B. .......17/20(GREAT MATURITY)
1. Watesih .......17/20
1. TEK .......17/20
1. Rene Murena ......17/20
1. Neba Funiba ......17/20
6. Aaron Nyankwe ....16/20
6. Knangjo ....16/20

OTHER PASSERS;
8. Fonchingong ......14/20
9. Ndi O. ......13/20
10. Fon Lawrence .....12/20
10. Klemenceau .....12/20
12. BenB ......10/20
12. ORIGINAL Mukete....10/20
12. Vally of England ...10/20
12. Fritzane Kiki ...10/20

Remarks: All those who failed failed cos they could not write independently without calling on some god to help them. Secondarily, they failed woefully to present facts that could help build Cameroon.
THOSE who passed atleast did well. Those who scored from 10-14 concentrated on hailing praises to a faction and or gave points without proofs.They kept on talking about themselves or kept repeating what they think they strongly believe in. All these do not solve the situation in Cameroon. THOSE who scored from 16-20 got themselves either entangled in a debate that forced them into providing solutions to the problems in Cameroon or they gave maningful debate that was void of insults and begged the forum to think deep on the issues that are.

NOTE: If you want to pass well next semester and or want to make the debate mature and living, CONCENTRATE on the issues and ignore persons faking names. And when you give a fact, give HARD proofs such that one will not be tempted for a second to raise their eyebrows. Hope this is helpful!

Also note that these are results presented based on discusions in the last few days. BenB would have scored more had he remained neutral and provided more solutioin to the problems. He talked about RECONCILIATION - yes! But he later diverted his attention. Inteligent Klemenceau RIGHTLY describes BenB as he summarises and I quote; "...I thought the chameleon you are was here to make sure that the SDF is not divided? You are now talking of delegates moving to Yaoundé because they finally saw into it that the Yaoundé convention finally was going on. I thought you were here preaching oneness?
This is somebody who started by saying "I love Fru Ndi". You are now castigating Fru Ndi openly unlike before. At first you were writing in coded language. You have now squarely embraced the great liar Mukete. This forum is now good for you guys to write as much as possible...."

Mbu B showed a high degree of maturity. Enjoy his recent arguments with Watesih and tell me if would've been able to count the successes should this forum would've been that matured!

SPECIAL CASES:
REXON , TAYONG , Ngembus Fonlon Mbock , MASSMOYO ...They've got a claim that EVEN the international community fully recognises. Biya and those who claim it doesn't exist latently recognise it but they're shying away from addressing it. The aforementioned names have all failed woefully in drawing a plan for the liberation of the peoples of Southern Cameroons. They're even worse than FAILURES. They keep citing successes made by other secessionists movement and fail to draw a road map to liberate their territories.

My hands are clean!

I enjoin us all to engage in CONSTRUCTIVE debate and the force of argument.


The Just Judge, SON OF AKO, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE.


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Posted by: Akoson | May 30, 2006 at 01:57 AM

Let's assess ourselves. How far have we gone?


THE BEST VS WORST POSTINGS RECENTLY.

Dear readers,

I'd like to grade postings made recently. Note that this is a fair and balanced judgement I'm making. I don't fear anyone so there's no bias in the results. I think that making a weekly stop to assess what we write here is not unnecessary. I believe that the results should encourage us do more. To judge the neutrality of the results, readers could scroll up and re-read the comments of those I intend to grade.

Note that there's a GREAT DISPARITY between the PASSERS and the FAILURES. Those who passed did it well and those who failed failed woefully.

Here are the BEST ten and the WORST ten.

FAILURES - FIRST FROM THE BOTTOM:
1. Namondo Elangwe......0/20
1. Faked Mukete ......0/20
2. Momo ......0.5/20
3. Dr. Agbormbai ......1/20
3 SharpTalk ......1/20
3. Spako .....1/20
6. Teribobs ......2/20
6. Drogba ......2/20
6. Charles Ngu ......2/20
9.Sartmecalo ......2.5/20
10. Amin ......2.5/20
10. Chris Ngwasiri ......2.5/20


THOSE WHO PASSED - FIRST FROM THE TOP:

THE HONOUR ROLL;
1. Mbu B. .......17/20(GREAT MATURITY)
1. Watesih .......17/20
1. TEK .......17/20
1. Rene Murena ......17/20
1. Neba Funiba ......17/20
6. Aaron Nyankwe ....16/20
6. Knangjo ....16/20

OTHER PASSERS;
8. Fonchingong ......14/20
9. Ndi O. ......13/20
10. Fon Lawrence .....12/20
10. Klemenceau .....12/20
12. BenB ......10/20
12. ORIGINAL Mukete....10/20
12. Vally of England ...10/20
12. Fritzane Kiki ...10/20

Remarks: All those who failed failed cos they could not write independently without calling on some god to help them. Secondarily, they failed woefully to present facts that could help build Cameroon.
THOSE who passed atleast did well. Those who scored from 10-14 concentrated on hailing praises to a faction and or gave points without proofs.They kept on talking about themselves or kept repeating what they think they strongly believe in. All these do not solve the situation in Cameroon. THOSE who scored from 16-20 got themselves either entangled in a debate that forced them into providing solutions to the problems in Cameroon or they gave maningful debate that was void of insults and begged the forum to think deep on the issues that are.

NOTE: If you want to pass well next semester and or want to make the debate mature and living, CONCENTRATE on the issues and ignore persons faking names. And when you give a fact, give HARD proofs such that one will not be tempted for a second to raise their eyebrows. Hope this is helpful!

Also note that these are results presented based on discusions in the last few days. BenB would have scored more had he remained neutral and provided more solutioin to the problems. He talked about RECONCILIATION - yes! But he later diverted his attention. Inteligent Klemenceau RIGHTLY describes BenB as he summarises and I quote; "...I thought the chameleon you are was here to make sure that the SDF is not divided? You are now talking of delegates moving to Yaoundé because they finally saw into it that the Yaoundé convention finally was going on. I thought you were here preaching oneness?
This is somebody who started by saying "I love Fru Ndi". You are now castigating Fru Ndi openly unlike before. At first you were writing in coded language. You have now squarely embraced the great liar Mukete. This forum is now good for you guys to write as much as possible...."

Mbu B showed a high degree of maturity. Enjoy his recent arguments with Watesih and tell me if would've been able to count the successes should this forum would've been that matured!

SPECIAL CASES:
REXON , TAYONG , Ngembus Fonlon Mbock , MASSMOYO ...They've got a claim that EVEN the international community fully recognises. Biya and those who claim it doesn't exist latently recognise it but they're shying away from addressing it. The aforementioned names have all failed woefully in drawing a plan for the liberation of the peoples of Southern Cameroons. They're even worse than FAILURES. They keep citing successes made by other secessionists movement and fail to draw a road map to liberate their territories.

My hands are clean!

I enjoin us all to engage in CONSTRUCTIVE debate and the force of argument.


The Just Judge, SON OF AKO, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE.


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Atangha

BenF,
You guys are leaving in a dream world! Who authorised you people to hold your so-called Y'de convention? Who sent you guys to the SDF Secretariat? Remember BenF & Mukete: we're used to these conspiracies since the '90s. We have overcome trying moments more than these.

Killing people is not our stock-in-trade - it is for those who are gunning for cheap publicities. We know the regime is behind you guys, but we are ready for any eventuality. You are entitle to form a political party but not using the SDF & her logo or secretariat.

May God bless you people in your new outfit.
Amen

Akoson

Massamoyo and Rexon,

I rated you guys as worst cos the SCNC is the most important thing in the history of all Southern Cameroonians including Inoni, Mafany, Endeley, Mukete and their likes who openly declare that it doesn't exist. Infact, these guys will be the FIRST to vOTE if we've to go on a referandum. Forget about all the NOISE they make. Being the most important issue in our lives, we want it done soonest. But instead of you guys to keep informing us of the day to day moves we get nothing- WE GET INSULTS AND SDF. You guys have turned from your mission(discussing SCNC into discussin Mukete's ideas SDF).

Massamoyo, can you now admit that you guys have failed in your mission? When you talk of the status quo reached by the movement how do you mean? It goes to confirm my results. Many things happen in the SCNC but your group has failed woefully to get EAGER minds such as ours educated on every move.

I'll be the FIRST to be happy to see the occupiers leave our territories. No flatteries!

I rest my case!


Worried Son Of Ako, LSE.


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mukete

The yaounde convention was a joke.Ben muna spoilt it...

Commando

Monkey di work Baboon di chop. Muna can lead only blind people. The only tarred road in Mbengwi stretches from the main road into one of Muna's villas. What a shame to this son-like-father. Please, we do not need a second prison in Momo (I don't mean the child who types characters in this forum). Enough of this blackmailing from the Muna's.
BenF, I thought we were still going round mourning or are we already where we can start with motions of supports?

Roki of Shanghai

SDF Fru or SDF Ngwa, anyone u choose is in a real dilemma.Which opposition party do we recognise here? The turn out of the "Yaounde" convention beats my imagination.Meaning that there are really issues in the party that need to be put on the table.If so, is the best way to solve a problem running away from it?How can you run away from your shadow?The fact that the Biya government recognises SDF Fru makes it clear that SDF Ngwa is living illegal.Ben Muna,Ngwasiri and co "may" be sincere but mistaken.I would still advice that they seek for true peace in the party.Let everything be addressed on the table.That's how it's done.Biya says it loud and clear that he banned anything that took place in Yaounde in the name of the SDF.But this really keeps me wondering.Is the SDF really this close to CPDM?Is there something with exhibits someone is not telling us? Hmmmmmmm.They mighty are falling.

Roki of Shanghai

correction please. "The mighty are falling"

Teno p

Clement you and Muna are sellouts, we can now see what you people where planning to do with the SDF.Muna you are a lawyer that can't interprit the constitution of a paty.
A quation, the sdf 2 you and Clement are talking of who sign for it the mister of teritoral administration of the republic of Clement Muna or that of this country Cameroon? shame to you mr lawyer and mr prof.You think you can kill the sdf but we are stong.

Rexon

Akoson,

I am not really interested in knowing why you rated me or any other person worst. What i am actually interested on is something different. I will advise you to check well, read and understand a lot of things about life, before you approach this forum.

Some of the mistakes you make, i have been making them before. But when you approach a public forum, you will surely be judged from your opinions. So will advise you to read well to grow up in the way you structure and present your ideas.

mukete

Muna's 1hr meeting was attended by hawkers
officious by-standers and curious onlookers like going to watch a rehearsed drama piece.
The SDF has held six ordinary conventions before now. Non has ever lasted less than 2 days. Muna made history by holding his meeting of onlookers and CPDM agents for 1hr.
Pascal Zamboue says they are begging for negotiations with Fru Ndi on Equinox radio. Muna says they are joining CPDM on CRTV.
MUNA is a curse to this nation. Ndeh Ntumasa said it all.

Bangwaman

A MONSIEUR LE CHAIRMAN DE SDF,
SON EXCELLENCE BEN MUNA.

Au moment où vous venez d,être élu Président(Chairman) du SDF,il m,est agréable de vous adresser mon message d,encouragement et de fellicitation.
Votre succes,tant entendu,vient enfin liberer les millions de Camerounais autrefois trompés et maltraités par le bandit fru ndi.
Votre élection au plus prestigieux poste de Chairman marque le debut d,un ère nouveau au sein du SDF et confirme la confiance que les Camerounais ont en vous.Elle marque aussi le triomphe de l,intelligence et la perception des faits sur le dictature et la passion que se servait fu ndi. Je vois en vous,Monsieur Muna le succes et la joie.
Que Dieu vous protège et portez vous bien.

TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SDF,
HIS EXCELLENCY BEN MUNA.
At this moment that you have been elected Chairman of the SDF,i feel honoured sending to you ,wishes of encouragement and congratulation.
Your much awaited succes has finally come to liberate millions of Cameroonians who have been deceived and maltreated by traitor fri ndi.
Your election to the most prestigious post of Chairman marks the beginning of a new era in the SDF,and confirms the faith Cameroonians have in you.It,s also the victory of intelligence and fact perceptions over the dictatorship illetrate fru has been nursing within SDF.
I see in you,Mr Muna succes and happiness.
Wish you GOD,S protection and GOOD health.

mukete

Bangwaman,you are the most stupid 99 out of Lebialem division.Am sure you are NKEMGU in disgise.
You talk a lot of bull shit.
Better join my militia.Lets taliban fru ndi and ben muna.i teach u some sense.

Akoson,u are a lunatic and foolish idiot.I know you as a wine tapper in Fura awh.coward!Am sure you are DR AA in disguise.

Roki of Shanghai

Between two evils, we choose the lesser evil.I think for now, we need Fru Ndi more than Ben Muna.
Bangwaman, brainless toothless bulldog.

Commando

mukete,

Bangwaman, is a confused LRC agent in this forum. He/she is not from Lebialem and not from Southern Cameroon. So don't curse your brothers or sisters from Lebialem. This confused bush man is surely from the central, forest of the south or a pigmy from the East. All his articles here are intended to divide Southern Cameroonians or reduce them to nothing.

momo

may GOD keep you going BEN MUNA.you have done alot for cameroonians.you fought for the formation of sdf.keep on and use your international connections to help free us from biya.
there are many jealous people here.
but all we know is every family in cameroon want to be like the muna family.how i wish i was from there.
keep on sir

momo

are we sure this akoson is in england?everyday i wonder what he could be doing in england.sure he is one of those feymen who fey via the net.how can he be so idle.
GOD help him.he will use ten names each day to write here yet nobody even listen to him.only fools still read from him.
even RAXON has seen it

momo

breaking news
FRU NDI MBAH NDAM TAKEN TO COURT.
CHRISTIAN CARDINAL TUMI SAY YAOUNDE SDF IS TRUE SDF
TWO MAYORS DECLEAR FOR BEN MUNA SDF
PRFESSOR KELE SOON GOING TO JOING THE TRUE SDF
CHOP FOR TRUE SDF


MAL FOBI OF USA FOR THE TRUE SDF

momo

breaking news
FRU NDI MBAH NDAM TAKEN TO COURT.
CHRISTIAN CARDINAL TUMI SAY YAOUNDE SDF IS TRUE SDF
TWO MAYORS DECLEAR FOR BEN MUNA SDF
PRFESSOR KELE SOON GOING TO JOING THE TRUE SDF
CHOP FOR TRUE SDF


MAL FOBI OF USA FOR THE TRUE SDF

Willie

Guys and gurls.
All these long and brilliant discussions you folks are pasting on this site wouldn't help much.

1. Few Cameroonians at home are interesting in politics today.

2. A very tiny minority of Cameroonians read newspapers. Cameroonians have never been encouraged to read. At 350 fr.cfa many would prefer to by their ngangie than throw on some papers

3. Most people spend their time watching Nigeria movies and foreign soaps like Venezuelan, Brazilian and Pilipino and forget about events happening in the country.

4. All these guys in the SDF you are writing about don’t access the internet to read all these stuff you are filling here. By the way even middle class families in Cameroon don’t have access to the internet. Those who do, would rather spend the time to create links, marriages, visa, etc etc. what you call “Bush falling”

5. Most of you have no idea of what the common man in Cameroon does apart from what you read here.

Some go as far as quoting from political journals, argue, carry out complex analyses and conclude. Yes these is all nice sweety stuff but to whom is all these destined to? The same you and me, we diasporas who have no saying in present Cameroon politics. In fact it is like you get info from some where, analyse and argue about it and some draw conclusions. All of these amongst yourselves and in the end nothing is changed where the event actually takes place and again and again and again…
My advice is to address the people directly and the only way now is to get to the battle field. A lot of people might not see with this but, you would come back to this at some point when your ideas would have run out.
Alternatively forget about this bull shit Cameroon politics and make a change in your own way.

Ask yourselves this question
Where is Cameroon politics heading to?

Vally


Akoson,Fon lawrence,Watesih,knganjo,Atangha etc.

There was the convention,True or false?

Resolutions to move the sdf forward were adopted True or false?

The cpdm that now loves Fru ndi to bits banned us from using the palaise de congress and only gave us the 2.5millions cfa frs. paid yesterday,True or False?

Answer these few questions,i will get back to you guys tomorrow on arrival in London.

Long live the Authentic SDF

Vally
England.

momo

A Brief Narrative on the Man Ni John Fru Ndi
By MOMO

Greatest Politician in Central Africa
God bless you!

Ni John Fru Ndi, the Chairman of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) is a business executive cum politician. He was born on July 7, 1941 in Baba II at the outskirts of the North-West Provincial capital city, Bamenda. He was given the title “Ni” at birth which means a respected notable in the local language. He is the first in a family of 16 children (2 of his siblings are now deceased).

He attended the Baforchu Basel Mission and the Santa Native Authority schools, Cameroon where he completed in 1957. He then proceeded on self-sponsorship to study at Lagos City College, Nigeria. He worked as a Traffic Officer at the Ikeja Airport in Lagos. Mr Fru Ndi’s honesty, diligence, intelligence and hardwork earned him a scholarship from Aero Contractors to study to become a Pilot at the Zaria Flying School, Nigeria in the early 1960s. Unfortunately the Nigerian civil (Biafra) war broke out and disrupted his study plans. He returned to Cameroon when the civil war escalated.

Ni John Fru Ndi, upon return to Cameroon set up the Bamenda Vegetables Society. He quickly diversified into the newspaper business and became the sole agent in the North West Province for Cameroon Outlook and Cameroon Times newspapers. He built his own kiosk in Bamenda and imported and sold magazines and journals from abroad. One of his long time friends testified as follows:

"Ni was introduced to me when I was the editor of Cameroon Times in 1969… Ni John adhered to the policy of rendering monthly sales returns each month with cash. Unlike most newspaper vendors who usually invest their publishers money in their business, Ni ensured that he transmitted all monies to his publishers less his commission."(2)
An incident led him into setting up his own bookstore. He went out to buy books for a sister-in-law (now in the USA) and the bookshop proprietor was very ruthless and arrogant charging exorbitant prices for books. When Mr Fru Ndi tried to ask for a discount, the book dealer asked him to pay what he requested or leave. He resolved to set up his own bookshop to break the rip-off monopoly at the time. He did set up the Ebibi Book Centre almost immediately which became a chain of bookshops in subsequent years with outlets in Yaounde, Garoua and Mamfe. Ebibi became national agent in Cameroon for many UK, USA and Canadian based book and office equipment suppliers.

"I admired his strictness in business and his principles and rare gift of common sense… He had very impeccable manners… At Ebibi Book Centre “Knock and Enter” was the sign on the door. At every given moment there were no less than five people discussing with him. His office was festooned with slogans and epigrams. John F. Kennedy and slain civil rights leader, Rev. Dr martin Luther King Jnr.’s photographs hung conspicuously in his living room."(3)
From the proceeds of his successful business, Mr Fru Ndi is renowned for giving out most generously to charity.

“His generosity always goes beyond ethnic, political and religious confines.”(4)
Some of the educational and health establishments that benefited from his donations include: the Manyemen & Mbingo Leprosy Centres, Sacred Heart College, Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Presbyterian Secondary School, Longla Comprehensive College (all of Bamenda), Cameroon Protestant College (Bali), Njinikijem Baptist College. He was one of the first concerned individuals at the site of the Lake Nyos Disaster in 1987. He carefully documented the sad incident and offered support to survivors as much as he could.

Ni John Fru Ndi was President General of the premier division side P.W.D. Football Club for a decade at the time when the team was the only premier division club in the Province. He was President of Lions Club International, Bamenda, and attended several international conferences on behalf of the Club. Despite being a Presbyterian, he is a member and patron of the non-denominational Catholic-led Focolare Movement. He was Councillor in the Bamenda Urban Council and ran for Parliament in 1988. Ni John Fru Ndi took management courses during his years as a business executive – for example, he did a Management course in UK under the auspices of the British Council. Ni John Fru Ndi’s life took a dramatic turn in 1990 when he, and 11 close associates decided to form a political party to challenge the one-party dictatorship that has ruled Cameroon since independence. He is widely travelled.

“…In 1984 I saw Ni John making enquiries among ...students about the type of government they would prefer for Cameroon. He investigated and recorded their grievances against the regime. I could foresee then that he was preparing himself for active politics. But I could never believe the force and courage he took to launch out…”(5)
On May 26, 1990, Ni John Fru Ndi launched the SDF against all odds, not least of which were the over 2000 troops deployed in full combat in the city of Bamenda. Independent sources estimated the crowd at the launching rally at 80.000. Six unarmed peaceful civilians were shot dead after the rally. Mr Fru Ndi’s unrelentless stance took everyone including his close associates by surprise. He ignore all attempts from some prominent personalities and some family members to stop the SDF project. He passionately believes in placing the general good above all other interests.

“Today in Cameroon there are two categories of politicians – politicians of “the stomach” and politicians of principles. Ni John has already proven by words and deeds that he is a politician of principle.”(6)
He has since 1990 been re-elected to the position of the Chairman of the SDF twice: in 1992, and 1999. In 1999 he receive 97% of the votes from delegates as against 3% for his challenger. In 1992 he was Presidential Candidate for the SDF and a group of nearly 20 political parties and associations organised then under the name Union for Change.

Ni John Fru Ndi is widely believed to have won this Presidential election in Cameroon against Mr Paul Biya. But instead of handing over to the winner, Mr Biya placed Ni John Fru Ndi under house arrest and declared himself the winner. Official government figures gave Mr Biya 39% and Mr Fru Ndi 37% of the votes. Independent observers including the National Democratic Institute of the United States described the elections as seriously flawed and designed to fail. Mr Fru Ndi has rejected all attempts by the regime in Yaounde to buy him over or intimidate him into exile.

Ni John Fru Ndi holds a Knighthood of the Cameroon Order of Valour. He has received the Cameroon Press Award as Man of the Year in Cameroon twice in recent years. He holds an honourary Award of the City of Atlanta (USA) for special contribution to human progress. He is listed in the Who Is Who in the World published in the USA. Ni John Fru Ndi has met many world leaders including Presidents Bill Clinton of the USA and Nelson Mandela of South Africa. Mr Fru Ndi was a guest of honour at Clinton’s inauguration ceremony in January 1993. Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu visited him when he was placed under house in 1992. Mr Fru Ndi was married to Mrs Rose Ndi (who tragically died in 2005) and is a father of 9. His first wife Mrs Susan Ndi tragically died during childbirth in 1973.

Footnotes

(2) This testimony (and the quotes 3-6) were made by the late Mr. Jerome Gwellem, FIPI, in 1996. Mr. Gwellem studied journalism in IIJ, Berlin, Germany, Newspaper Institute of America, New York, and at the Thompson Foundation Editorial Study Centrein Cardiff, UK. Formerly Consultant to the Internatioanl Federation of Journalists Africa Journalism Programme, formerly correspondent for Time, Newsweek, The Quill, Associated Press - (all of USA), The Daily Mirror (UK), Sunday Times & Argus (South Africa). Founder, Cameroon Institute of Journalism. Appointed by Presidential Decree as member of Cameroon's National Communication Council in 1993. He is the author of many books and articles.

The end

momo

Mukete,Dr AA,lets join hands with the winning team-Fru Ndi

momo

ROSE FRU NDI FOUNDATION:

A new NGO has been launched to perpetuate the ideals of Rose Fru Ndi, late wife of Social Democratic Front, SDF, National Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi.Baptised Rose Fru Ndi Memorial Fund, John Fru Ndi and 12 others founded the NGO that will be based in Bamenda.

The Fund was launched in Fru Ndi's Native Baba II Village, Santa Subdivision during a memorial church service in honour of Rose Ndi, who had died one year ago. Its motto is, "the future was her concern."

In her inaugural address, Mrs. Evelyn Mafeni, Co-founder, said the fund is named in honour of Rose Ndi because she was a famous female activist in Cameroon politics and women's empowerment.

It is a non-profit making organisation whose goal, according to Mrs. Mafeni, is to encourage national and international cooperation in the promotion and development of health, education and other opportunities in Cameroon, West and Central Africa. The headquarters of the Fund shall be in Bamenda at the Tower Building, Commercial Avenue.

The Fund is committed to support research, training and projects that have a positive impact on the lives of people with limited resources. Areas of interest include; advancing health education and services, increasing access to education, building healthy family relationships, fostering activities that will stop environmental degradation, promoting democracy and peace building as well as combating gender based violence and enhancing women empowerment.

Mrs. Mafeni said three programmes will be considered for funding within the coming years namely, milk formula for babies of HIV mothers, "hope to life" a free for ever borne child, "the Green Project" and building a peaceful environment, "peace for all".

Dr. Mary Tjosvold is Chairlady of Governance, Mr. Fidelis Yango is Chairman of Investment and Professor Paul Nkwi heads the Global Network of the Fund.

Addressing mourners, Prof. Nkwi said he would do his utmost to market the vision, mission and objective of the Fund so that it can pull resources from around the world to make a difference.

Speaking during the occasion, Fru Ndi said after his wife's death, he received insults, blackmail and condemnation from his detractors."Today marks one year since Rose died. This has been the longest year in my life. During this period, some people kept me restless with insults, without giving me the little moment to mourn my wife.

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I then asked God: what I have done to deserve this? " Fru Ndi said these are detractors who thought that they could use his Rose's death to inflict pain on him."There is time for everything in life. If the fruit gets ripe, it will fall at the opportune moment," said Fru Ndi.

However, he thanked friends, relatives and all those who stood by him during those painful moments in his life. He said the support he received sustained him for a year.

On behalf of the children, Dr. Cornelius Fru Ndi, described their mother as a loving, peace crusader and a political activist. "Our mother was courageous in taking risky decisions even in her business dealings," he said.

Akoson

Momo, that was great improvement. You may win an award as the most progressive student next semester. Keep it up!

Akoson


Rexon,

what do you know about public forums?
Do you think you've read. PLEASE READ, OK!

SON OF AKO.

momo

thank u,
am a repentant boy.
Momo from Momo land

Geerts

Résolutions du Conseil SDF-Europe

Résolution sur les attaques meurtrières de Yaoundé

Le conseil SDF-Europe condamne fermement les attaques criminelles et terroristes perpétrées le 26 Mai 2006 contre les militants du Parti au siége provincial de Yaoundé ; particulièrement l’assassinat brutal et ignoble du camarade Grégoire DIBOULE (Secrétaire administratif du SDF pour la Province du Centre) et exige des autorités compétentes que toute la lumière soit faite sur ces événements tristes conformément à la loi.
En s’inclinant humblement devant la mémoire du camarade et martyr, SDF-Europe
- exprime ses condoléances les plus sincères à la famille du compatriote Grégoire DIBOULE et son entière solidarité à tous ceux qui ont été touchés par les attaques barbares et criminelles de Yaoundé.
- Se tient fermement aux côtés des camarades de Yaoundé qui ont démontré par leur courage que les valeurs de liberté et de démocratie partagées par la grande majorité du peuple camerounais ne pourront jamais être détruites ou mises à la solde d’une minorité de prébendiers des hosties du pouvoir RDPC.

- Condamne avec la plus grande énergie la lassitude complice des forces de l’ordre et des autorités Camerounaises qui bien qu’informées, ont laissé les criminels tuer et blesser de paisibles compatriotes rassemblés à Yaoundé pour faire échec à l’ignoble complot contre le peuple organisé par John Fru Ndi au profit du RDPC
- exige des autorités compétentes la condamnation de la manière la plus ferme et sévère de ces ennemis de la démocratie et de la liberté.
- Exige des responsables du SDF que tous les coupables et commanditaires de ces actes barbares soient poursuivis en justice et purement exclus du SDF, qui n’est pas un repaire de criminels et de terroristes.
- attribue la responsabilité morale et politique de ce meurtre à John FRU NDI, estime que c’est a lui que le crime profite, et que ses déclarations récentes, dans les journaux ou des lettres, et indiquant que « ceux qui travaillent avec Ngwassiri le font à leur risque et péril » font de lui le suspect numéro 1.

- demande à la justice camerounaise de faire toute la lumière sur cette tragédie, et d’interdire à tous les suspects de sortir du territoire camerounais jusqu'à ce que justice soit rendue.

- demande au Parlement camerounais de procéder immédiatement à la levée de l’immunité parlementaire du président du groupe parlementaire du SDF dont les témoins disent avoir aperçu le véhicule sur les lieux du crime.

- appelle la communauté internationale, particulièrement le Commonwealth, l’International Socialiste, le Parti Travailliste Britannique, le Parlement Européen et tous les amis du SDF, à désavouer Ni John Fru Ndi et d’éviter d’inviter désormais un assassin aux grands rendez-vous internationaux.

- demande aux Missions diplomatiques accréditées à Yaoundé de geler tous les visas attribués ou à attribuer à John Fru Ndi, car les soupçons évidents de crime qui pèsent lui et les risques de prison qu’il encourt font plus de lui un potentiel demandeur d’asile en Occident.

- appellent à une grande journée d’action qui sera marquée par des manifestations devant les ambassades du Cameroun en Europe et aux Etats-Unis pour protester contre le soutien du régime RDPC au clan Fru Ndi, et qui sera marquée par une grande veillée à la Mémoire du martyr.

- déclare que John Fru Ndi n’est plus le bienvenu en Europe.

Résolution sur le 7ème Congrès du SDF tenu à Yaoundé
Le Conseil SDF-Europe
- prend acte de la mise sur pied du nouveau Comité Exécutif National (NEC) par la 7ème Convention Nationale du SDF de Yaoundé « Congrès de la renaissance » et félicite le camarade Bernard MUNA et son équipe pour leur brillante élection.
- félicite particulièrement le Professeur Clément NGWASSIRI pour son courage et sa détermination ferme à libérer le SDF de ses ennemis les plus virulents.
- salue toutes les initiatives énergiques et militantes prises par la Cellule des Conseillers depuis le mois de février 2006 et réitère son respect aux Statuts du SDF.
- invite la nouvelle équipe à se mettre immédiatement au travail et à attaquer les nombreux chantiers pour redresser le parti et lui redonner sa place sur l’échiquier national et international. Pour cela, il est indispensable de se réconcilier avec soi-même et avec la base dans le cadre :
• D’un Forum d’éthique et de Réconciliation National
• D’une tournée nationale d’explication et de sensibilisation à la base
• D’une tournée Internationale (en Afrique et dans le reste du monde)
Les prochaines échéances électorales quand à elles devront être préparer sereinement pour garantir le succès du SDF. SDF-Europe se propose désormais de participer plus activement et efficacement à ce processus maintenant qu’une équipe d’hommes et de femmes patriotes et fidèles aux statuts a été mise sur pied.
La Diaspora SDF solidaire aux démarches de la Cellule des Conseillers et au Comité Exécutif National nouvellement élu à Yaoundé demande que des mesures rudes soient prises pour empêcher au régime BIYA de protéger les coupables et les commanditaires de ces crimes odieux et crapuleux. Les Provinces du Conseil SDF-Europe devront veiller à la clarification de la situation actuelle auprès des autorités de leur pays de résidence et des institutions de l’Union Européenne.
Pour le Conseil :

Jean Robert WANKO SDF/Allemagne
Brice NITCHEU SDF/Grande-Bretagne
Stephen TSAPE TEDAJIO SDF/Belgique


Tayong(Copenhagen)

After all the bickering we come back home


On May 6th 1972, President Ahmadou Ahidjo informed citizens of the Federal Republic of Cameroon, during an address to the National Assembly, of his intention to dissolve the federation (which consisted of the federated territories of West Cameroon [Ex-British Southern Cameroons] and East Cameroon [ex-French Cameroun]) and replace it with a unitary state.

According to the President, the reason behind this move was to do away with the costly and cumbersome federal system of government which inhibited development, and to also move to a higher level of national consciousness by harmonizing the different political systems in the two federated systems.

A nationwide referendum was therefore scheduled on May 20th 1972. The question was put as thus to the electorate:

"Do you approve, with a view to consolidating National Unity and accelerating the economic, social and cultural development of the Nation, the draft Constitution....instituting a Republic, one and indivisible, to be styled the United Republic of Cameroon?"

Foncha masterminded the campaigns with Jua and Muna. The results we all know today.
Now we are at the stage of education. These are the questions we are putting forth to all anglophones today?

Will you want another referendum today on same issue?
Will you want a third option added to it?
Will u want us to fight if this third option is not added?
In your own opinion was this referendum legal in context?


Tayong

mukete

Nonsense
am the winner of post forum.
all clap for mukete

Tayong(Copenhagen)

Momo

Cardinal Tumi is a man we hold in high esteem among among anglophones and would probably not want to rub himself in this mess of Fru Ndi Ngwasiri. Can you give us proofs of your allegations that he has declared for partisan politics by joining Muna?
Momo, do u know that if this is false you are guilty of defamation,character assasination and lies?
Cardinal Tumi as I know is a devout freedom fighter .He has in many occasions denounced very vehemently the demises of the anglophones and only attend party meetings when invited as a guests. Momo we need your proof of your statements else ......

Tayong

Atangha

Dear Readers!
I believe this forum is to inform, educate & entertain. What irks me most is the likes of MOMO. He keeps writing thrash. We are matured here & we want to inform Cameroonians out of Cameroon & our foreign friends. MOMO, if you have nothing to offer, why not stay aside? You aren't oblige to write just anything - you should keep reading, no more no less! Even Mukete & BenF will agree with me?

As I have been saying, nothing in the name of a convention let alone an election took place in the name SDF or "Authentic SDF". A few individuals who are running away from their constituencies gathered at the MUNA & MUNA chambers & declared themselves chairmen & secretaries general respectively. They then called those who weren't available & made them members of their 'NEC'. Is this what they have been fighting for? Theirs is worst than this sect called CPDM!

It is unfortunate for the Cameroonian Press to be saying that 1401 conventionists attended their so-called convention from all over the national territory. Where was it held & who where their delegates? SDF has her elected Representatives from Wards, Districts Provinces, National & International. We know our leaders. All of them were in Bamenda!

Please, the Cameroonian Press: you are making news out of nothing! If you keep writing that a convention took place in Y'de & Ben MUNA was elected chairman, then, I will say you are all part of this conspiracy which is out to pursue continuous neo-colonialism, derail genuine democracy and true peace in Cameroon.

Ben MUNA is a giant with clay feet. Worse still he is an anarchist! He has nothing to offer. He has been sent long ago to destroy the SDF. In trying to do this, he has ended the political career of Prof. ASONGANYI, MAIDAIDI SADI, Dr. TCHWENKO & you can name the rest. The SDF bigger for adventurers like Ben MUNA. If he wants to work with regime, let him go negotiate with them than trying to tear the SDF for his selfish reasons. He failed woefully as he has been doing in the past. This time around, we won't accept him back in the SDF!

I'll be back.

Aaron Nyangkwe

Ben Muna is elected "President of authentic SDF". Now time has come for people to show who they represent. I want to see him on the field, so as to judge his representation. Let "Chairman" Ben Muna proof his worth by organizing national rallies to proof the following he has. When is the "New Chairman" planning a tour of the country?
Let no one be fooled, the era when newspapers created political leaders in the Cameroons is over. Even the so called "intellectuals" have compromised themselves so much so that the greatest chunk has lost credibility and nobody listens to them anymore (Fonlon, pray for us where ever you are).The empoverished Cameroonians have become wiser and can make their choice.

I reserve my extensive comments on the Yaounde chaos and killing of a human being for a write up, following reports from various national Press organs . THE KEY ELEMENT BACKING THE WRITE UP WILL BE THE INTERVIEW GRANTED TO THE NEWSPAPER MUTATIONS BY "Chairman Ben Muna" In that interview, Ben Muna said that he had informed the State authorities about the eminent attack by "Fru Ndi supporters". He went on to say that when the "assaillants were in Makenene, he was tipped and he later informed the State Administration". The Administration is said to have done nothing. Ben Muna too, took no measures to counter the move, despite the fact that he had 1401 delegates (figures by The Post and La Nouvelle Expression Newspapers. The 100 assaillants came, attacked, maimed his supporters and killed one of them without any of the assaillants being hurt (no media organ reported that an assaillant was hurt). Sounds like President Paul Biya was informed that Nigeria was to attack Bakassi, and did nothing, not even to inform his compatriots. We remember Biya informing Cameroonians in 1983 when there was an alleged coupt plot by Commandant Salatou and Co. Why did Ben Muna not at least call one of the numerous FM Radios to alert them of pending mayhem looming over his "militants". He is a known specialist in planting "information" in news organs. Remember the billions in John Fru Ndi's foreign account story that was circulated to Newspapers recently. That he concealed such vital information, which apopears positive to his move from the media, begs me to wonder about the veracity of what is said about what took place last Friday in Yaounde.
I will be coming back on this on the media, not on this forum.

IT WILL BE SIGNED AARON AGIEN NYANGKWE, I will never, never conseal my identity like others do. Mr Ben Muna himself knows that I WAS THE RARE JOURNALIST THAT POSITIVATE HIS FIRST SACKING FROM THE SDF IN 1993 IN AN ARTICLE I DID FOR THE HERALD NEWSPAPER. This was due to facts available to me by then. This time, enough facts are cropping up about what happened in Yaounde.
THE TRUTH IS LIKE GAS, YOU CANNOT SURPRESS IT. NO MATTER THE AMOUNT OF BILLIONS YOU HAVE LINE UP POCKETS.

Fritzane Kiki Hong Kong


Only those who think taking the SDF for self-glofication will succeed in party politic propaganda and exploitation,will be ashamed to see for themselves the outcome for this self-centeredness and cowardise of people who are control by instincts.I reserve my comments on this issue of Fru Ndi and Ngwasiri but I just want to lay emphasis on the fact that no amount of disparity will seperate the SDF but reconciliation will come to be the end point. Let's not hope for the worst for it will be more detrimental for our future in the Cameroon politics and make us think we have fought a loose battle for the past 15 years under the SDF.

My proposal now and ever before is for Fru to call for reconciliatory talks and bring the loggerheads to an abrupt halt.It will be of no good if they continue to mislead the innocent militants who are ready for a true and devoted politics rather than a politics of stomarch.We have been mentioning time and again that if Fru steps down he will be hailed for his great works than if he continues clinging only for him to lost respect and been confered with disgrace of his ego.Look at the state of affairs now!!!
Who is to be blame???

'Power to the people'

Fritzane Kiki
Hong Kong

mukete

This Aaron Nyangkwe is a YAM!

Why is this semi illiterate of a Nyangkwe Aaron disgracing himself here. Just hear the item eleven Journalist:

"Let no one be fooled, the era when newspapers created political leaders in the Cameroons is over."

Why is he always out to criticize Journalists and Newspapers? How is this fake Journalist be so stupid as to measure the ability to rule by organizing rallies? What have rallies got to do with the mess that Ni John Fru Ndi has instituted in the SDF? How can this devalued Journalist be so ignorant as to feel that the priority for Cameroonians today is to see their leaders touring the country? Ni John Fru Ndi was used to touring the country and promising the common man that he will chase president Paul Biya out of the presidency, but where is the Ni John Fru Ndi today? What has he delivered to the common man? Is it not the very Ni John Fru Ndi who was touring the country now dinning with President Paul Biya in secret? I think if the Journalism profession was well organized in Cameroon, then fake Journalists like you would have been pushed out of the profession.

Aaron Nyangkwe, you are a complete disgrace to the profession of Journalism. Your reasoning is far below that of a primary school pupil. If you do not know the kinetics of politics, then you better keep your ignorant mind in the darkness you find yourself.

You are so fun of telling people what you have written in other newspapers as if this adds any credibilty to your skills in Journalism. Look, if we should rank Journalists in Cameroon in order of merit, a nitwit like you will never figure among the first ten thousands. You are instead devaluing the profession of Journalism. Langer Journalists like you have no place in a civilized society. There is excess food in Cameroon and a man like you should not be running after dishes at the end of political gatherings.

Rather than blasting and criticizing other press organs, newspapers, and Journalists, why not create your own press organ? Must you be only sending in your own write ups to other newspapers for publication? If The Post Online should close down, where will you write?

You have lost your shame gland since the day you started practicing item eleven journalism.

Mukete

Enow

BenF,Mukete Vally et al

You imps are the real lunatics I've ever known.I never knew you were this stupid.
What are you yams jubilating over?
Do you know the difference between a convention and a meeting?
For your information,no two conventions ever held on May 26th.
A two-day convention held in Bamenda while a 3-hour meeting held in Yaounde.
Elections were conducted in Bamenda while acclamations were made at a meeting in Yaounde.

Tayong(Copenhagen)

Folks of the English expression

Can some order reign on this forum for goodness sake. Can we graduate from a debate of insults to a debate of ideas,from a debate of rumour mongering to a debate of facts,statistics and figures.

This is not helping the course of the anglophone at all. Is party politics a weapon of development or battle ground for settling scores?

Where is all these SDF wahala leading us to?
At the end we remain,deputy ,assistant to, Biafrans, aglofools, les enemies dans la maison etc..

There is just one single problem. The anglophone problem. After all these we will come back home.

Tayong

BenB

The Hour of Reckoning (I)

Na only start we start for cry so. We go cry pass so. Make man no run.

We wanted to fix this thing here in a no-winner-no-loser manner. You people said praise-singing is the magic potion. Let's see how far it goes.

Even as they only type to post on this forum, I can hear their voices wailing, I can see their eyes red with over weeping, i can see their noses running. They're frustrated.

Some are on leave. Please return. Your comrades need you because the terrain is now increasingly hostile. Others are now quarrelling among themselves.

What’s happening between Rexon and Tayong? Where is Washow? Now they are coming up with new names. But their voices remain the same. We know them.

They write one nonsense stuff and come back with a new name praising their own very stuff as the best thesis for PhD in LSE. They'll get all the more confused. Wetin wona don see?

We told them here. We begged, we looked stupid. We looked like weaklings, we looked ridiculous for pleading. They felt strong, invincible. Ni John this, Ni John that, Ni John everything, Ni John forever... Today they're crying. Let's see how long forever takes.

The fact that I attacked both sides when it was necessary and pampered both sides when it was necessary, was to show you%

BenB

The Hour of Reckoning (I)

Na only start we start for cry so. We go cry pass so. Make man no run.

We wanted to fix this thing here in a no-winner-no-loser manner. You people said praise-singing is the magic potion. Let's see how far it goes.

Even as they only type to post on this forum, I can hear their voices wailing, I can see their eyes red with over weeping, i can see their noses running. They're frustrated.

Some are on leave. Please return. Your comrades need you because the terrain is now increasingly hostile. Others are now quarrelling among themselves.

What’s happening between Rexon and Tayong? Where is Washow? Now they are coming up with new names. But their voices remain the same. We know them.

They write one nonsense stuff and come back with a new name praising their own very stuff as the best thesis for PhD in LSE. They'll get all the more confused. Wetin wona don see?

We told them here. We begged, we looked stupid. We looked like weaklings, we looked ridiculous for pleading. They felt strong, invincible. Ni John this, Ni John that, Ni John everything, Ni John forever... Today they're crying. Let's see how long forever takes.

The fact that I attacked both sides when it was necessary and pampered both sides when it was necessary, was to show you, praise-singers, that in politics there is no devil and no angel, only evil (shameful) and good (noble) acts.

I still don't think Ni John is evil. He's simply been misled by a feyma, lawyer, parliamentarian. We have a catalogue of things to show.

I took a neutral position to give each side a chance to come to the table. They were disposed to come to the table - I have firsthand information to that effect. They had seen danger.

In fact, some of Ni John's closest associates who knew san-san was threatening to enter their garri if there wasn't common ground, were hard at work towards a compromise.

But our invincible idols read our praises and their ego swelled up all the more. They then shunned dialogue. We'll be coming back on that.

We proposed Cardinal Tumi here, you people said no. A magic wand Memo would do. We'll come back to that.

When things had hit rock bottom, when Yaounde and Bamenda were certain to hold and both sides had reached the point of no return, they started calling for Cardinal Tumi to come to their convention.

They were reading us and following our advice but you deceived them. Would Tumi's presence on one side (Bamenda) in one day have solved the problem?

Tumi knew the answer. He had been waiting for them to come for dialogue. They didn't. He knew they wanted to use him to give legitimacy to their convention. He refused to go. He knows who is formentinmg trouble and knows who can listen to good advice.

All clap for the Cardinal's wisdom.

BenF

BenB

Ben Muna :

* "I Foresee Fru Ndi Creating His Own Party"

* Politics is about people. If what we are doing is bad, then we will not succeed.

* If what we are doing is good, then the militants will flock back to us.

* Even some people who were not with us before, have called to congratulate me and declare their support for my leadership.


Fred VUBEM (Eden Newspaper)
[30/05/2006]

Ben Muna was elected chairman of the Ngwasiri faction of the SDF. He maintains that their convention wasn’t illegal.

Qtn: Why hold a convention without authorisation from the administration?

Ans: We had an authorisation from the Sub-divisional Officer of Yaounde II. It is a lie if anybody should say we held a convention without authorisation…

Qtn: Why then did you change the venue from the Yaounde conference centre where it was initially billed?

Ans: It is true he (the sub-divisional officer) also issued an order banning the convention from holding in the Yaounde conference centre. Now if the authorisation was not issued, how did he ban the convention. He knew that the convention was going to take place, that is why he banned it.

Qtn: How do you intend to win the support of the masses especially in the North West which Fru Ndi controls?

Ans: If you came to the headquarters of the party in Yaounde, you would have seen that the party is not owned by Fru Ndi. Fru Ndi was paying people CFA35000 to attend his convention. His people kidnapped the president of the party in the Adamawa Province and forcefully took him to Bamenda. He escaped and came back to Yaounde. We had 400 delegates from the North, 150 from the East, 400 from the Centre province, 150 from the South, 140 from the West, 50 from Littoral, 40 from the North West and 8 from the South West. Our figures are not exaggerated. We can call names. We arranged for their transportation to Yaounde and know all of them.

Qtn: What is your plan of action?

Ans: Politics is about people. If what we are doing is bad, then we will not succeed. If what we are doing is good, then the militants will flock back to us. I can already tell from the number of phone calls I have received. Even some people who were not with us before, have called to congratulate me and declare their support for my leadership.

Qtn: You are still in court with the Fru Ndi faction. What will you do should the court declare Fru Ndi the legitimate leader of the SDF?

Ans: We shall cross that bridge when we get there.

Qtn: Why not create a new party instead of fighting with Fru Ndi over the SDF?

Ans: I foresee the possibility of Fru Ndi who claims to be so popular to create his own party to show his popularity.

Posted by: Fred VUBEM | May 30, 2006 at 09:16 AM

Thieveman, Uk

The current state of affairs in the SDF reminds me of the 1960s. I see in Fru Ndi the Honourable Augustine Ngom Njua and in Ben Muna his late father who did not pass Mathematics in secondary school but prevented all his fellow countrymen from entrying professional schools because of mathematics. He constructed one of the most expensive prisons in sub-saharan Africa in Momo division and discouraged the government of Ahidjo from tarring the Bamenda -Mbengwi road because it was going to make things easier for people to migrate to cities and leave the prison empty.

If the Bamenda Covention succeeded, it was because of the absence of Ben Muna. The name Muna brings sad memories to many Cameroonians. If you say know to this, then contact me with reasons on thieveman@yahoo.co.uk

BenB

The Hour of Reckoning (II)

Those who know conflict resolution (I know nothing about it, but some of you POLITICAL SCIENTISTS here do) will attest to the fact that you don't resolve conflicts by giving undue advantage to one party over another.

We did all we could to put the warring parties at par, knowing that one side had been unduly stigmatised because of an early pro-democracy euphoria that we now see was unmerited political capital for Ni John whom, time has proven, has wasted it.

Our intention was simple: to caution Ngwasiri-Muna against holding the Yaounde convention, but we knew that that could only be possible if the determined ploy by Mbah Ndam and co to exclude Muna and others from running for office was reconsidered.

Mbah Ndam and co stuck to his guns. They who shot the door against others and dug their feet into the ground to keep others out, should be held to answer for the fate of the party today.

Or would anyone expect a child denied his birthright to clap for his tormentor? No he fights back. In any legitimate way necessary.

You've read me here in and out, and you know when i want to lash I hold the whip FIRM. I don't mince words. When I want to fondle you'd fall asleep within a second of my fingers touching you.

I am a great admirer of Ni John. But I am a free thinker and I feel free to tell him his truths. I can sing praises to Ni John more than you. But I won't be a prisoner of admiration.

Ni John's qualities are only as good as they could move the SDF forward. They haven't. They instead moved he and Mbah Ndam forward, to the detriment of the people. He let himself be misled by a feyman. I can't stand that.

Ni John became a Number 9 who instead dribbled his own defence and scored against his side. Mbah Ndam was crossing the balls from the Number 7 position. We'll come back to that.

By being neutral didn't mean i didn't know the truth or the formentor of trouble. I know the truth and I'll keep vexing you with it on this forum - bitter truth.

Sorry friends if that makes you angry and sends you losing your temper and saying things - just anything to get the fire out of you.

The race is not for the swift, not for the mighty but for the resistant. You'll have to do with my bitter truths for a long time on this forum or maybe can you please try another forum. Why not create one? Aren't there any computer engineers among you? What are you guys even studying abroad? It doesn't show.

Some of you thought The Post had opened a forum for a few ill-informed fellows to spend time romancing each other with lies, half-truths and fiction about Ni John - , outdated stuff from the early 1990s when euphoria blinded everyone to the truth.

Sorry, time's out for pampering. Now is time for plain truth. Welcome to the debate. And please continue singing love songs for Ni John. He loves them and needs them now more than ever before, to uplift his spirit seeing where Mbah Ndam has landed him.

And you know more trouble is ahead. Diboule is eyeing them.

BenF

Ambe D

Aaron Nyangkwen
I wonder if you are the Aaron Agien who attended ENS Bambili and liked playing basketball.I appreciate the fact that you raise certain pertinent questions about Ben`s interview. I have not read the interview and would hope that the information you made reference to is correct.I have been reading stories on this website as well as reactions.I have noticed that reactions are blindly aggressive towards opponents rather than constructive. I wonder if that is the type of dailogue we want in Cameroon. If you have read the interview of Ben Muna then you certainly must have read the interview of Fru Ndi, Mbah Ndam and Ngwasiri prior to the 26 of may and be after. I would have given more credit to your reaction if you made reference to their interviews in order to make your point rather than concentrate in Ben's interview and even quoting past incidents about Ben. It Sounded rather like a false analogy. I am not a supporter of Ben nor am i a supporter of Fru. I Just care about the conditions of my brothers and sisters living in Cameroon. From your reaction to the article, i understand you are not the insulting type. That is why i choosed your reaction among many reactions.

Klemenceau

BenB

Why are you still crying? The Yaounde meeting appointed your pay master Ben Muna as chairman. Why are you still talking about Fru Ndi? Is it because of the "I Love Fru Ndi" that is making you to be that worried about him or what? I thought your Yaoundé meeting finally took two hours to appoint Ben Muna and Zambou as chairman and SG? Why are you still beating about the bush? No one was interested about your cunning moves. We are contented with Fru Ndi and the Bamenda Convention. Follow you band wagon and you guys should continue to run your lying mouths in Yaoundé with Ben Muna and Ngwasiri.
Shalom
Klemenceau

Atangha

Brothers & Sister!
This so-called Y'de convention never took place. Anyone who is conversant with SDF & her activities will know that even Wards meetings last for hours, say more than 2 hours. These adventurers never held any meeting in Y'de. What the did was to call their friends of the media & told them that they held their convention & elected X as chairman & Y as SG.

If intellectualism is all about speaking the truth, then Ben MUNA & Co. are not intellectuals.

BenB

SDF Living Martyrs
We lied – why haven’t they joined Biya? (I)

There are those who lost their lives standing up for freedom, supporting the SDF like the pioneer six of the first bloody 26th May (1990) and the landmark Diboule of the second bloody 26th May (2006).

In between, there have been other unsung martyrs. Some of them were our own very friends felled at our feet. We wept with their blood in our hands, trying to rescue them. But here we are not going to be talking about how their spirits cry out of their graves against the abuse of their blood by those who turned the party they died for into a business centre; a self-fulfilling, self-enrichment bargaining platform.

Here we are talking about living martyrs, people who gave all for the struggle – ruined their lives, their careers, their families but were politically “massacred” by enemies of the revolution who sneaked in without notice and stole the revolution, derailing it from its original ideals and values.

We are talking here about those who were hushed down, 8.2ed, victimized because they dared to remind militants – the backbone of the SDF that their leaders were misleading them into a long march to doom.

Those people were disgraced, called names, labelled agents of France and Biya and nearly lynched by misled masses. Today, a full decade and more since they were said to be playing into the hands of France and Biya, they haven’t joined Biya.

They have remained civil society critics or taken a distance from politics. They have done everything except join the Biya regime, the false allegation for which they were nearly lynched.

Siga Asanga and Samuel Tchwenko were living martyrs until they died. Still around we have Mahamat Souleymane, Kandoum Basile, Ben Muna, Tazoacha Asonganyi, Ndiva Kofele Kale, Andrew Akonte, Orlando Monju et al… You can extend the list as best you know. They are living martyrs.

Like the dog we want to hang, we gave them a bad name. They have been watching from the fringes, waiting to see us go it alone.

Now that things have crystallised and everyone can see that we lied against them; now that everyone can see that we bedevilled them because we wanted to dine with Biya and feared their prying eyes, we owe those Cameroonians an honourable remembrance and an apology. We’ll do that here. We have to.

Just like the spirits of the dead martyrs haunt us from their graves and cast ill-luck at all our endeavours, so too the angry thoughts of our living martyrs stand in the way of the progress of our party and will continue to haunt us until we make peace with them.

BenF

rexon

Ben B.,

I am not that type who will attempts to write with a different identity. I am interested in my own opinions and will be proud to identify with it. For the past periods, i have been moving towards a new direction in life on a personal basis, thus, did not have the time to engage in one or two frolics like the SDF saga.

So to say, i cannot hide behind another identity.

Can you please forward any comment here that you feel has been pasted by me with another identity?

Big Joe

Now that an authentic(?) SDF has been created will the likes of Martin Nkemgu and Liffamba make another U-turn to actually show the world that they left the SDF becuase of chairman Ni John Fru Ndi and his dictatorial attitudes. Less i forget, if Ngwasiri was strong and healthy, could he have accepted Ben Muna to become chairman of his SDF faction?.

Mbu.B

Big Joe
the answers to your questions could mostly certainly be; NO, NO, NO.
Firstly, I may like to say the phrase;"Authentic SDF" is mere propaganda and has little or no bearing on the political microscope,its a dissident faction of the SDF,point.
Actually, if you trace Nkemgu Martin, and Lydia Lifanda`s political profile, you`ll realize they`ve never belonged to any political party to defend the party`s interest, but how much gain they can reap. So they are certainly never going to make any u-turn.They`ve been noted and their game is over.
Finally,everything being equal Ngwasiri would.However, the games took a different turn; Ngwasiri could not assume the post of chairman as he intended showing everybody he is selfless, that he only cares about pursuing a just cause and not power hungry.
This answer piece could also well fit; Ngwasiri was the joker and Muna was the captain.A well struck deal I would say.
Note; answers to your questions could be very diverse, it depends also on political leaning.But I hope you`re satisfied.

mukete

Cameroon: Rose Fru Ndi Memorial Fund Launched








Mukete
Leader of MUKETE THUGS MILITIA

A new NGO has been launched to perpetuate the ideals of Rose Fru Ndi, late wife of Social Democratic Front, SDF, National Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi.Baptised Rose Fru Ndi Memorial Fund, John Fru Ndi and 12 others founded the NGO that will be based in Bamenda.

The Fund was launched in Fru Ndi's Native Baba II Village, Santa Subdivision during a memorial church service in honour of Rose Ndi, who had died one year ago. Its motto is, "the future was her concern."

In her inaugural address, Mrs. Evelyn Mafeni, Co-founder, said the fund is named in honour of Rose Ndi because she was a famous female activist in Cameroon politics and women's empowerment.

It is a non-profit making organisation whose goal, according to Mrs. Mafeni, is to encourage national and international cooperation in the promotion and development of health, education and other opportunities in Cameroon, West and Central Africa. The headquarters of the Fund shall be in Bamenda at the Tower Building, Commercial Avenue.

The Fund is committed to support research, training and projects that have a positive impact on the lives of people with limited resources. Areas of interest include; advancing health education and services, increasing access to education, building healthy family relationships, fostering activities that will stop environmental degradation, promoting democracy and peace building as well as combating gender based violence and enhancing women empowerment.

Mrs. Mafeni said three programmes will be considered for funding within the coming years namely, milk formula for babies of HIV mothers, "hope to life" a free for ever borne child, "the Green Project" and building a peaceful environment, "peace for all".

Dr. Mary Tjosvold is Chairlady of Governance, Mr. Fidelis Yango is Chairman of Investment and Professor Paul Nkwi heads the Global Network of the Fund.

Addressing mourners, Prof. Nkwi said he would do his utmost to market the vision, mission and objective of the Fund so that it can pull resources from around the world to make a difference.

Speaking during the occasion, Fru Ndi said after his wife's death, he received insults, blackmail and condemnation from his detractors."Today marks one year since Rose died. This has been the longest year in my life. During this period, some people kept me restless with insults, without giving me the little moment to mourn my wife.

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I then asked God: what I have done to deserve this? " Fru Ndi said these are detractors who thought that they could use his Rose's death to inflict pain on him."There is time for everything in life. If the fruit gets ripe, it will fall at the opportune moment," said Fru Ndi.

However, he thanked friends, relatives and all those who stood by him during those painful moments in his life. He said the support he received sustained him for a year.

On behalf of the children, Dr. Cornelius Fru Ndi, described their mother as a loving, peace crusader and a political activist. "Our mother was courageous in taking risky decisions even in her business dealings," he said.


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MUKETE THUGS TALIBAN MILITIA

Rene Murena F.

I do not think the more power bestowed upon the chairman, the better the SDF becomes. Given that the crisis in the party erupted from conflict of obligations and allegations of dictatorship and the absence or banning of dissent, the SDF should have cut down some of the powers on the Chairman, and Secretary General and give it to a third authority. The more there is power sharing, the less the propulsion of individualistic ideas and the more party hierarchies concert.

The SDF has come a long way but has grown less mature as the days go by. Unfortunately, it has not learnt from the experience of other governments. With respect to allegations of bribery and corruption at high levels within the party, the party should have equally elected its own anti-corruption unit to fight corruption so that rumors of fraud and bribery would be critically looked into.

Some party officials state that these powers given to the party chairman will ensure a smooth running of the party. One question that comes to mind is, "What are the party structures that ensure checks and balances on the chairman?"

In addition, some democratic values were not upheld at the recent convention. The SDF has always called for a meaningful debate at all governmental levels, in parliament etc, but in the adoption of its recent constitution (Ni John’s Faction), one did not find any debate to ensure that all decisions adopted were closely examined. The post reports that it took Mbah Ndam half an hour to persuade the delegates. Is half an hour sufficient time to convince all the delegates if some did not feel intimidated? Unfortunately, all party officials who were strongly opposed to these excessive powers had to break away or were dismissed as a result of the intolerance that exists within the party.

Moreover, I am strongly opposed to the recent move that allows for the appointment of the Secretary General than electing him solely for the fact that,” When a new SG is elected, he works well for a while and later on tends to assume the role of the chairman." If this is the case, then why not reduce the term of office of the SG?
The SG could be elected by delegates within their localities and the results sent to the central district every half the period of the current term while the Chairman is elected at the convention if financial constraints do not permit the holding of many conventions.

No human being is perfect and when individuals begin to assume such great powers, it indirectly stifles dissent within the party as party members become intimidated thus putting a limit to new ideas. Also, the notion that this enables the chairman practice how to rule as a president is the most ridiculous ever. Is the chairman contentment to becoming "Like a president for the party" Worst still, what body can reject persons appointed by the chairman without fear of compromising its position towards dismissal.

It is time for the SDF to come up with a clear cut democratic agenda that satisfies the test of the 21st Century. The 21st century should be a period where everyone is capable of assuming leadership. A period where everyone leads and where there are no inferiors or superiors. It should be a time for collective leadership.

Fon L.

Big Joe,
To add to what Mbu B, has said,even if Ngwasiri was up and doing well,Muna would have still been declared Chairman.Remember that Muna is the brain behind all these problems.He used Ngwasiri who had powers to explore the loopholes in the SDF constitution. In other words Muna sponsored Ngwasiri in his diabolic plot against the SDF. Ngwasiri knows his position as a politcal dwarf,and therefore couldn´t be nursing any hopes of leading anything in the name of a political party.

Who says Ben Muna has not learnt from history? He has,but unfortunately he remains shortsighted.What he is trying to practise from history is that,he knows all who broke away from the SDF in the past failed woefully.That is the reason he has refused to form another party.But since he lacks foresight,he failed to see in advance that this other approach is even the worst that will end his political career if at all he is a politician.

Now,26th May has come and gone;before 26th May some of us predicted that there will be no convention in Y´de,the prophets of doom did not believe. Now lets start another waiting to see where Muna and Co. will end. For sure their era will be shorter than that of the SDP of Kamndum B.

To say we should wait and see which of the factions will perform better is like comparing darkness and light.

How on Earth will someone be dreaming to see success from a political leader who has no base? Can Ben Muna boast of a constituency of his? Future elections will answer all these questions.

However,I wish him good luck and will be very happy if a miracle can happen and I see Ben Muna leading us out the misery brought upon Cameroonian by the Biya´s regime.This time their faction has all the freedom to accelerate the much needed change in Cameroon,since their main obstacle Fru Ndi will nolonger obstruct them. After all,what we want is change,irrespective of who brings it.

Tayong(Copenhagen)

The results of the 1972 Plebiscite:The stumbling block before anglophones


According to Bongfen Chem-Langhëë, the results were as follows:

"At the national level, 3,236,280 people registered for the referendum. Of these, 3,177,846 voted in favour of the unitary state, 176 voted against it, 1,612 ballots were declared null and void, and 56,646 voters abstained. At the level of the state of West Cameroon, 731,850 persons registered for the referendum, 716,774 of whom voted for the unitary state and 89 voted against it, and 13,934 registered voters abstained, 1,053 ballot papers were declared invalid. In the state of East Cameroon, there were 2,461,072 votes in favour of the unitary state, 87 against it, and 559 ballots declared null and void, out of a total of 2,504,430 registered voters."

Now 34 years after that black friday vote, there is a widespread view, particularly among citizens of the former the former state of West Cameroon, that Ahidjo's reunification was nothing but a ploy aimed at the political subjugation, economic exploitation, cultural assimilation, and marginalization of the former British Southern Cameroons by the more populous French Speaking "La Republique du Cameroun".Foncha and Muna masterminded.

What way forward?
(1)Press for another referendum today?
(2)Total separation from La Republique?
(3)Third and probably the most costly and damaging option(force)?

Tayong

Rexon

Tayong,

You are a great guy. God will bless you.

Abakwaboy

May 26,1990 when the SDF was launched in Bamenda against rain, teargas, batons and bullets, Ben Muna was somewhere in Europe though he had nursed the ambition of becoming the SDF chairman. He told Ndeh Ntumaza his vaulting ambition.
When he returned, he never gave up this ambition and that is why he challenged Fru Ndi in every election.
When he realised he could not beat Fru Ndi in an election, he made himself chairman of his SDF.
"Ambition should be made of sterner stuff"

BenB

Why I Pity Ben Muna (I)


This will be an exercise. Let's all think about our parents; well our father especially. Our parents (most prefer to refer only to father) are the immediate tree that show what stock we are from.

So let's each think about our father (dead or alive), and let's each say here how our words, thoughts and deeds day after day, are a reflection of what our father instructed us to do or we copied from him or were inspired by him or we find ourselves doing just like him inspite of efforts not to; or are deliberately contrary to his attitude and opinion because we oppose them, or anything.

We know we can't lie to ourselves. Our consciences are staring at us. We know we can't lie here. Let's hear ourselves on this forum on this important subject and then we'll have a thing or two to say.

God bless us as we address ourselves here honestly.

BenF

Posted by: BenB | May 18, 2006 at 05:49 AM

mukete

Fon Lawrence and Klamenceau, dear Readers,

You people are hypocrites of the first order. You are the only people thinking that I write lies. Whenever you want to prove me wrong, please kindly address the issues one by one.

Why have you people not responded to the many pertinent questions I have raised?

1.) By ignoring the many questions I have asked surrounding the death of Mr. Makoge inside the compound of Ni John Fru Ndi, do you people want to say my reasoning makes no sense? Do you want to tell this forum that the murder of Makoge in the compound of Ni John Fru Ndi was given the proper attention it deserved? Where there any detentions made after the murder? Were there any trials and judiciary investigations made? Was the gun that was used to murder Makoge inside the compound of Ni John Fru Ndi consficated or examined? Has the killer been tried or cross examined? Has the SDF as a political body set up any commission of enquiry? Has any reports or judgments been passed on this murder in cold blood? Would Ni John Fru Ndi had abandoned this murder the way he has done if someone else like Mbah Ndam, Yoyo, Sama, Dr. Cornelius Ndi or any of his children was the one killed in cold blood by someone from an enermy camp?

What are you people calling lies? Why are you people avoiding very important questions? Who do you people think you are deceiving? Can any civilized organization or country treat the muder of Makoge inside the compound of Ni John Fru Ndi the way it was done?

If you find this particular topic very challenging, can you please contact Ni John Fru Ndi himself and then give us answers to all the questions I have been asking on the cold blood murder of Mr. Makoge inside the compound of Ni John Fru Ndi.

2) Look, I want to remind you people that your main aim in writing that Memo was to bring a temporal peace and calm in this forum, until the Bamenda convention completes its deliberations. The heat was too hard for you people to withstand and you found the position of Ni John Fru Ndi on the balance. You people tried all means to sing your normal praises to Ni John Fru and even used primitive and outdated methods to do this. You intimidated readers, insulted them, told lies, blackmailed and even used people’s names to write out false stories. After exhausting all means to intimidate readers into not writing, you finally germinated the notion of writing a Memo that could push us into a wait and see position. You people miscalculated and failed woefully. Although some readers considered your move worth appreciating, I immediately dismissed it as fake and having a dubious intention. I clearly demonstrated that there was nothing new in the Memo you people wrote and asked if Ni John Fru Ndi with his gang of confusionists do not know what they are doing. Events have demonstrated that I had all reasons to completely reject it.

Now to make this Memo issue childishly simple for you the writers, I want to know if you people could have forwarded such an “important” document without a cover letter accompanying it. Do you people want to force readers into believing that you people merely forwarded the Memo alone? Readers are convinced you people sent the Memo with a cover letter accompanying it, but the problem disturbing everyone is the fact that you people have refused to publish the cover letter, even despite many requests for you people to do so. Even if you people decide now to publish the cover letter, readers would still want to understand why you people have taken so long to release it in the modified version that may be published.

3) When I stated that the events leading to the death of Gregoire in Yaounde give us reason to hold Ni John Fru Ndi responsible, I was merely stating something for even the blind to see. Had Ni John Fru Ndi not issued a public document openly warning anyone dealing with Professor Ngwasiri and that that person would be doing so at his or her own risk? Where is the lie in my write up? Was Gregoire not dealing with Professor Ngwasiri? Did the open warning from Ni John Fru Ndi exclude Gregoire? Was Ni John Fru Ndi not interrogated by the security Department in Bamenda because of this death threat he issued? Mindful of the existence of the public warning from Ni John Fru Ndi, is someone completely wrong to accuse Ni John Fru Ndi for masterminding the attempted murder on Professor Ngwasiri?

4) Concerning the election in Fundung against Jua, you people are pretending not to see reason in my analysis and you people have refused to answer the questions I raised. You have been crying fowl when readers write on the “private life” of Ni John Fru Ndi, despite the fact that I have done everything to educate you on the fact that there is NO boundary between the public life and private life of a public figure like the chairman of the SDF. I even went further to back up my arguments with the Presiodent Bill Clinton and Monica Lewisky sex scandal and court case and asked you people if Americans were stupid to have spent BILLIONS OF AMERICAN DOLLARS on this case.

As you people were dancing “bottle-Dance” in this forum to celebrate the victory of Ni John Fru Ndi in Fodung,, I asked you people if Ni John Fru Ndi and his campaign team were not using the private life of Jus to buy over votes. One of Ni John Fru Ndi’s campaign directors even went as far as stating that Jus was attending the elections in traditional attire but without the traditional cap. What has his wearing a traditional cap got to do with elections in the SDF? Another campaign director of Ni John Fru Ndi cried out why Jua should be coming to the elections with rubber shoes. Why are you people blind when things you complain come up from your camp? And then, as if to express his highest degree of illiteracy and primitivity, Ni John Fru Ndi mounted the podium to tell the world that instead of attending to SDF assignments, Jus preferred attending to his private contracts and was giving out a hundred thousand frs for any member who carries out the assignment. Should Jus put all his energy into the SDF basket? What would happen if he one day leaves parliament and has to live on his private contracts to feed his family? Why didn’t you people criticize Ni John Fru Ndi and his congregation of doom for going so low in Fondung?

Look Fon Lawrence and Klamenceau, you people have been trying to prove as if you people are objective while in reality you people are one-sided. Either you people pretend to see some faults in Ni John Fru Ndi when the current is too strong for you to handle or you people pretend to see his faults only when you people want readers to go to sleep, while Ni John Fru Ndi swallows the entire nation. You may say that I have taken a radical stand against Ni John Fru Ndi and I agree. We supported Ni John Fru Ndi when he took a radical stand against Paul Biya. That was the moment we were all prepared to die behind him. Today, he had taken a U turn and is instead maintaining our thief president Paul Biya in power. Not only that. Ni John Fru Ndi is doing everything to chase out able people who can chase Biya out of the president. For Ni John Fru Ndi, it is either “I as the Chairman or no one else.” He has done this many times inside the SDF, where he has set up a propaganda and blackmail machinery against all those who have committed a crime by going to school and becoming intellectuals. He has also been doing the same outside the SDF. While other political leaders like Late Samuel Eboa, Jean Jacques Ekindi and many others would surrender from the race just to push Ni John Fru Ndi, Ni John Fru Ndi was the only opposition Leader who refused to support Doctor Adamou Ndam Njoya as the opposition’s candidate for the presidential. Mindful of the secret deal he has with President Paul Biya, Ni John Fru Ndi decided to break away from the coalition of opposition parties and then paved a bright way for president Paul Biya to match back into the presidency.

What disturbs me most is the fact that some of you blind supporters are now saying that you agree with me on some points and that some of my points are justified. Akoson even went as far as scoring me the “prestigious 10/20 mark in his worthless evaluation. You people see some sense in what Mukete the Madman is writing? You people can even grade the “Fiction” that mukete the CPDM-sponsored agent is writing? You people agree with the mukete who wants to take the post of Ni John Fru Ndi? May be you people thinking that by seeing sense in what I write, my mind will be softened. You people are making a big mistake. Readers expect you people NOT to see any sense or logic in what I write. Readers expect you people to award me a – (minus) 20/20. Readers expect you people to continue to call my write ups “FICTIONS.” I personally do not feel flattered by the fact that you agree with me or with my right to reason in my own way. When I see you people agree with me, I feel red hot bile flowing into my brain.

I have given you the green light to go on trying to drag me into mud, as Ni John Fru Ndi is doing to other Cameroonians. The only difference is that you lack the means and budget to see me into my graves earlier than the day that the Almighty God has prepared for me. Go and offer sacrifices in your Ntarikon palace against mukete; go and force old takubeng women into opening their sacred things into the air to curse mukete; go and ask Ni John Fru Ndi to mobilize this Ntarikon Taliban militia against mukete; go and tell Ni John Fru Ndi to request tear gaz from his fried president Paul Biya to send mukete to heaven; go and offer special prayers agains mukete. But be contented with the mere fact that my shield is the Almighty God. He considers me too precious to be left at the mercy of killers who have conspired with the CPDM government to throw the blood of innocent people. It is this same God who saved professor Ngwasiri from the hands of evil men.

I insist and maintain that history will judge Fon Lawrence, Klamenceau, Akoson, Watesih, Aaron Nyangkwe, Knganjo and those who have used that your worthless Memo to give instructions on how innocent freedom should be dealt with. No amount of pretentious hypocrisy will save you people from the judgments that await you. It may take long but it will surely come.

Look liars, do not push me onto the wall, because readers know that you are the people who forced me into taking the radical position I now find myself. I couldn't fold my arms and lower by voice while you people tell the world that white is black. No way!

Cursed be our Cameroonian identity if we forgive sellouts like you!

Mukete

BenB

Why I Pity Ben Muna (I)b


We’ve been true to ourselves on this forum. Silence when meaningful discussion is on the floor. We’ve all drifted to where petty quarrels are raging. And we say we are studying abroad, waiting to rebuild Cameroon when the bad seeds would have been done with. Rebuild my head!

Now to our subject: Think about your father; your late or living father. Don’t look around to the next person. I’m addressing myself to you reading this. YOU personally.

Yes you. You know how great your father is/was. Or you know how he mean is/was. Now you understand because you know your father better than anyone else.

How many of the “wonderful” things you write on this forum or do elsewhere, or in the cover of darkness would you want your father to know and be proud of you for staking so much in life raising you and sponsoring you through school?

Your father must have done a few or many great acts. Maybe he has done a few or many mean things too. How many of those would you want to be used to judge your whole life? Yes, blood di follow na vein, we all may say, but are we all what we are just because of our father?

Let’s reflect on this and come to the issue next time. And please, this is a Talking Point worthy of big minds like us, not those petty quarrels.

BenF

Posted by: BenB | May 18, 2006 at 03:41 PM

BenB

Why I Pity Ben Muna (II)


You can’t have more pity for anyone than Ben Muna. He is his father’s son and is proud of it. He is the son of S.T. Muna whom many of us here love to hate. In fact, Muna-bashing is a fun sport for a lot of us here.

And the Muna legacy is a subject many don’t bother debating about. We believe the conclusion is not debatable. Good luck to those of us who would have done better in his circumstances.

When an Anglophone think-tank began holding risky meetings in the late 1980s that eventually led to the creation of the SDF, one of them was a most IMPROBABLE Ben Muna. Improbable because about that time, S.T. was quitting the stage (he left parliament in 1988).

As you understand the way it goes in Cameroon political baobabs produce political dynasties. Father (or relative) goes, son (or relative) steps in. Political sons are often given special privileges where their father reigned. Examples abound. But just a few here: the Hayatous, the Njoyas, the Mbeles (Belo Mbele, Yves Mbele), the Endeleys, etc.

With S.T. quitting in the late 80s, all was about set for Ben Muna to quietly, and without stress, step into S.T.’s shoes. Ben, then 48, was ripe. In his own right Ben had had a brilliant legal practice that began in West Cameroon as a state prosecutor (so he had been a government man). He rose to be the Bar Council Chairman. And so the sky was the limit now.

Added to that, daddy was quitting. So the family’s political mantle would fall on someone, most likely Ben. But foolish boy. He had his own plans. He went conspiring with a group of other “bad boys” to cause trouble, to torpedo the same boat his father helped steady in stormy waters. Biya has had to wait over 15 years for Ben’s small sister Ama Tutu, to mature and fill the family’s “vacancy” in government since December 2004.

Besides being one of those treading the risky path of creating a political party whose fate was uncertain, Ben later braved it, using his position as head of the Bar to do about the most risky thing at the time: defend a group of people (the Yondo Black group that included Albert Mukong), facing trial for treason – for planning to form another political party.

Ben Muna went on to use his strong voice as Bar Chairman to make serious pronouncements that in no small way pushed the Biya government to the wall to cave in to multipartyism. He lost many, if not all his friends in high places and ran the bar into crisis with pro-Biya lawyers raising hell.

So what might have been wrong with Ben Muna? Why would a political prince, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, whose time had come to just walk on to the stool vacated by his father, prefer to tread the path of uncertainty? Wasn’t he his father’s son?

BenF

Posted by: BenB | May 18, 2006 at 04:39 PM

BenB

Why I Pity Ben Muna (III)


You need to have experienced being a victim of your success and good fortune to know how it feels to be scorned for being you.

We all have our different measures of success in our various stations in life. Maybe we are more brilliant than others. We pass exams, they fail. Maybe our father left wealth, so we have more than enough to live in affluence. Maybe our wife or husband loves us more than others' spouses love them. Or maybe just something.

Those who are lesser than us, (and in life there’ll always be greater and lesser persons than us), if they are not fair in their judgement, would scorn us for reasons they themselves won’t be able to explain.

Of course, some acts in our life, justifiable or not, will provide them the excuse to bring out the longstanding ill-feeling they’ve nursed against us. And they’ll pin on that to seek to stigmatise and bedevil us all our lives.

We’ve seen here that for obvious hatred of Ben Muna, some of us on this forum, in search of a loophole in his brilliant career, have gone as far as saying he spent eight years to obtain a law degree from the University of Yaounde. Ben’s professors in London should be wondering which Ben Muna we were referring to.

Some have said the Muna kids got the high offices they’ve held only because of that Muna privilege. That they were spoon-fed to success. We forget that besides Ama, none of the Munas is in a high profile government position. When we find no case there, we say, Well, they could have had all the education they needed because their highly placed father could sponsor them. Granted. Well, no one has said with stolen money.

So where are the kids of Munas contemporaries? We know how successful/unsuccessful they have been: the Endeleys, the Juas, the Fonchas, the Kales, the Mbiles. So why target the Munas?

We haven't also said their father bribed for them to pass exams or that from his grave goes to court with Ben and Akere and goes to the theatre with Dan and Walindjom, holding the operation scissors for them, et al.

We just wish we were like them: two Bar chairmen (Ben and Akere), two high standing medical doctors, (Dan and Walindjom), an aeronautics engineer (pilot for short), an agronomic engineer, and the list can continue as you know only too well.

We also haven’t said if it took their fathers name for them to break grounds beyond our boundaries and earn international successes.

Before becoming deputy chief prosecutor at the UN court in Arusha, Ben had headed or held high office in various African and subregional Bar organizations. Akere, among his national and African honours, is presently world vice president for Transperency International.

That’s not all for the achievements of the Munas, but that will do for now. And that shouldn’t call for any jealousy, please. Wona hear?

BenF

Posted by: BenB | May 18, 2006 at 07:46 PM

BenB

Why I Pity Ben Muna (IV)


Now, just imagine you are Boniface Mbah Ndam, kid brother to the other. You’re brilliant and young and only a few years into practice. You braved it all alone against a battery of lawyers who defended Ngwasiri in the matter between NEC/Fru Ndi and NAC/Ngwasiri. Ngwasiri’s lawyers included the redoubtable Charles Tchoungang. You alone, young Boniface Mbah Ndam, hold your own so bravely for NEC/Fru Ndi and are only mildly bloodied in court. You even nearly win. You lose the case only slightly.

Instead of praising you for your bravery and good work, those who hate your brother Hon. Joseph Mbah Ndam, insult you and call you names. They say you only managed to enter the Bar because you are the kid brother of Hon. Joseph Mbah Ndam. They say NEC/Fru Ndi won’t have lost that case had more experienced lawyers (and they are aplenty in the SDF) been allowed to handle the matter.

What if those who hate your brother say he shoved aside better qualified lawyers from the matter in order to give you, Boniface Mbah Ndam, a little “dull PUPIL lawyer” a chance to be known. Would you think that’s fair? Certainly not.

Or what if you were the teenage son of Ni John. Smallish, dark, brave, eloquent (like Ni John himself) you may be eyeing a political career. Naturally, everyone would admit. Some on this forum saw the way you made your soapbox début in Bamenda at the SDF extraordinary convention in September 2004 to choose the SDF’s candidate for the Coalition candidature.

Delegates in the hall saw you, the young Fru Ndi, mount the podium and you did just like your father – you spoke so well. At least a few votes, maybe a lot of votes, were won for Ni John thanks to your performance. And many agreed that you have a future in politics. But hardly anyone knows your heart. Speaking is an art that you could have been learned from your father but hard to say about character. Don’t we say, “Man di born pikin but he no di put he heart”?

Now, if in another decade from now you, the young Fru Ndi, began breaking grounds in politics or any other station in life, would it be fair if anyone, finding faults with your father today, stigmatised you and wrote you off simply for being your father’s son? And if you failed in every station in life; if after your father sent you and your siblings abroad for studies you returned without a degree, would it make sense if anyone said you failed because your father was an opposition leader?

What is this father thing all about over Ben Muna?

BenF

Posted by: BenB | May 18, 2006 at 08:30 PM

mukete

Dear Readers, People of God,

As I have stated on many ocassions, we shall know the truth and it shall set us free.

You will all agree that I was one of the very first readers to comment on the murder case in Yaounde. When I did, people like Watesih, Akoson, Klamenceau, Knganjo, Aaron Nyangkwe, Fon Lawrence and their gang members immediately started insulting me and telling this forum that all what I know is writing fiction and telling lies. Since the day Gregoire was murdered, and as they continue to distort facts - even trying to accuse the CPDM in this order-, I kept praying and praying that the Good Lord should bring the truth to light. Convinced that the SDF hierarchy was directly involved in the murder, I only looked forward to the day that the truth will come out. Normally, human blood is so precious that one can not throw it and go unidentified for ever.

And as Klamenceau, Fon Lawrence, Aaron Nyangkwe, Watesih, Akoson, Knganjo, continued to cover the SDF hierarchy, they promised to withdraw their support for Ni John Fru Ndi if it is provened that his faction of the SDF ordered the attack in Yaounde that killed Gregoire. This is what they have been telling us today, and thank God that the confirmation for the involvement of the Ni John Fru Ndi faction of the SDF is coming from within the Ni John Fru Ndi circle itself.

Retired Colonel Chi is the man that Ni John Fru Ndi hand picked to replace Mr. Zamboe as SDF central provincial president. It is therefore acceptable that what Retired Colonel Chi says concerning the SDF faction of Ni John Fru Ndi MUST be taken seriously and as true. As God would have it, following his interrogation at the security Department in Yaounde, Colonel Chi - the right hand man of Ni John Fru Ndi in Yaounde - was interviewed on the murder case in Yaounde. People like Klamenceau, Fon Lawrence, Aaron Nyankwe, Knganjo, Watesih, Akoson and the others who want to hide the truth, should be informed that Colonel Chi was under his normal senses during the interview; he had not consumed any beer or used any drug; he was not under pressure as simple Journalists were those interviewing him; he had not met with the CPDM government since the sad incident took place. This is clear enough to tell us that NO ONE should doubt the credibility of what colonel Chi told the journalists who interviewed. Since someone like our "Journalist hors categorie" Aaron Nyankwe would always want to reject anything from French Newspapers or French Journalists, we would like him to find out from Colonel Chi if there is any additional or fake information in his interview that has been published (From Mutation Newspaper, Pasted after this analysis).

And before people like Klamenceau, Fon Lawrence, Akoson, Knganjo, Watesih and Aaron Nyangkwe start to plan strategies on how to twist the brain of readers, I would, for now, comment on some points FROM WHAT COLONEL CHI has said. Mine is a logical presentation and I would like them to honestly address them.

1)Colonel Chi accepts the fact that HE SENT THE SDF VANGUARDS ON THAT DAY, UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE SDF HIERACHY TO STOP THE CONVENTION OF MUNA FROM TAKING PLACE.

Hear Colonel Chi:

"A la date indiquιe, ce vendredi lΰ, j'avais envoyι les "vanguards" du Social democratic front [service d'ordre du parti] sur instruction de ma hiιrarchie, pour empκcher la tenue du congrθs de Me Muna."


"Mais avec l'annonce du congrθs bis du Sdf, la hiιrarchie de mon parti m'avait demandι de faire occuper les lieux pour les empκcher de s'y installer. Ils avaient en effet dit que dans le cas oω on les empκchait de tenir leur congrθs au Palais des Congrθs, ils allaient le faire au secrιtariat. Il s'agissait de s'installer sur les lieux le plus tτt possible..."

2)The action od premeditated as the Vanguards were asked to descend very early in the morning so as to take their victims unaware.

"En dιcidant d'y descendre trθs tτt, ΰ partir de 5h30, nous espιrions ne trouver personne comme d'habitude, en attendant qu'ils viennent dans la journιe. "

3) The instruction from the SDF hierarchy was far beyond preventing the holding of the Ben Muna convention in the SDF secretariat. It was intended to kill. Prove is the fact that the colonel sent 60 (SIXTY) Vanguards. In Cameroon, if someone like Colonel Chi who has been trained by the CPDM mafia military tells us that he ordered 60 vanguards to attack people, then we have to multiply that number by about five (5). By mobilizing such a high number of fighters, Colonel Chi took the instructions from Ni John Fru Ndi very seriously.

Hear him:

"Au sujet de ceux qui sont venus d'ailleurs, je n'en sais rien. Je sais que j'y ai envoyι au moins une soixantaine de "vanguards"."


4) From this interview, one understands that from the instructions given to the Vanguards, they understood that the operation they were going to carry out could lead to serious physical confrontation and that they was the possibility of body injuries. Since the operation was to take place very early in the morning when people were normally expected in bed sleeping, the Vanguards couldn't have been asking what they should do if attacked. They understood their mission fully well.

Also, the Colonel could not have been asking people to use pieces of wood to defend themselves, since they were going to a place at a moment that no one was expected to be there.

Hear Colonel Chi:

"Ils m'ont posι la question : "Et si nous sommes attaquιs ?" Je leur ai dit il y a lΰ un atelier de menuiserie: "Prenez les morceaux de bois pour vous dιfendre".

Linking the SDF secretariat to a carpenter's workshop makes no sense because even if there were Ben Muna's people in the Secretariat at 5:30 in the morning, none of them would have been keeping pieces of wood or arms in the secretariat. The authentic SDF central provincial EXCO were already in full command of the secretariat and were legally occupying it following the verdict of the Yaounde court of law. They never felt thier position in the secretariat threatened and so were working in it unarmed.

5) To say that the over 60 Vanguards went emty handed is false. What did they use to pull out the eyes of Gregoire? What inflicted injuries on the many victims undergoing treatment in Yaounde? Their shoes? Papers in the secretariat? Computers in the secretariat? The pens they were using?

Hear Colonel Chi:

"La preuve : ils sont partis les mains nues. On ne savait pas qu'il y avait quelqu'un au siθge c'est pourquoi ils sont partis les mains nues.

6) To say that it was the supporters of Ben Muna who attacked the supporters of Ni John Fru Ndi is a lie becuase everyone knows that that secretariat was fully occupied by supporters of Ben Muna. If Ben Muna's supporters were those who attacked the Vanguards, then one might be tempted into believing that the Vanguards were already occupying the secretariat when the supporters of Ben Muna arrived. This ios not clear. Since the vanguards visited the secretariat very early in the morning with EMPTY hands, and mindful of the fact that President Zamboe of the Ben Muna group were those keeping the keys to the secretariat, WHAT DID THE VANGUARDS USED TO OPEN THE SECRETARIAT AND OCCUPY IT? Their empty hands or their teeth?

Hear Colonel chi:

"Ce qui s'est passι lundi, c'est que les militants fidθles ΰ John Fru Ndi ont ιtι attaquιs par les partisans de Muna."

7) To show that Colonel Chi never regretted the death and distruction caused by the instruction from Ni John Fru Ndi, even after the death, he was insisting that the supporters of Ben Muna who were inside the secretariat be sent out. He failed to understand that legality had been given to the Professor Ngwasiri group and that they were legally occupying the place.

From the point of view of legality, the Ntarikon Talibans were tresspassing in the SDF secretariat because according to the Yaounde court verdict, the secretariat was to be under the control of Pascal Zamboe of the Ben Muna group. Had the court not suspended all the decisions taken by NEC since 2003, including the decision to dismiss the elected executive of the central province?

Hear Ni John Fru Ndi's Colonel Chi:

"Le commandant de compagnie de Yaoundι II qui se trouvait sur place m'a dit que c'est son territoire et qu'il avait pour mission d'empκcher qu'il y ait des troubles ΰ l'ordre public. Aprθs beaucoup de nιgociations, j'ai demandι ΰ ces officiers qu'ils fassent sortir tout le monde, afin qu'il n'y ait plus de scθnes pareilles. Il m'a rιpondu qu'il a saisi sa hiιrarchie qui allait prendre la dιcision. Ils ont dit qu'ils allaient rester sur place. Depuis ce jour je n'y suis pas repassι. J'ai ιtι ιtonnι lorsqu'on m'a dit que les gendarmes avaient quittι les lieux et qu'il ne restait plus que le camp Muna sur place."

8) While did the attack take place on the day it did when the Bamenda convention was going on in peace? Are there no supporters of Ben Muna and Professor Ngwasiri in Bamenda who could also attack the Bamenda congress hall to disrupt the convention?


Now, over to those who go on singing that I have been writing fictions and telling lies. Is there any sense in what I have presented above?

Stay tuned for more.

Mukete
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POLITIQUE | 31 May 2006

James Chi Ngafor : Je suis libre et innocent


Le coordonnateur du Sdf (pro Fru Ndi) dans le Centre prιsente sa version des faits au sujet de l'assassinat de Grιgoire Diboulι.
Propos recueillis par Jean Baptiste Ketchateng

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L'on vous annonce arrκtι dans le cadre de l'enquκte sur le meurtre d'un militant du Sdf, Grιgoire Diboulι. Mais apparemment vous κtes libre de tout mouvement. Que se passe-t-il ?
Vous me voyez bien en chair et en os. J'ai cependant ιtι interpellι, mais je suis libre.

Qui vous a interpellι ?
C'est la gendarmerie, parce que je suis un ancien militaire [colonel ΰ la retraite] et tout ce qui concerne les problθmes que je peux avoir avec la justice, c'est a priori la gendarmerie qui est compιtente.

Pourquoi avez-vous ιtι interpellι?
Il s'agissait des enquκtes sur l'assassinat du nommι Diboulι [Grιgoire Diboulι, militant du Sdf assassinι vendredi 26 mai ΰ Yaoundι autour de 5h du matin]. C'est ce qu'on m'a dit. On voulait savoir si je connaissais quelque chose ΰ ce sujet.

Justement que savez-vous de ce meurtre?
Je n'en sais pratiquement rien. A la date indiquιe, ce vendredi lΰ, j'avais envoyι les "vanguards" du Social democratic front [service d'ordre du parti] sur instruction de ma hiιrarchie, pour empκcher la tenue du congrθs de Me Muna. Vous savez que depuis quelque temps ils occupent illιgalement le secrιtariat du Sdf ΰ Yaoundι. Je me suis plaint ΰ plusieurs reprises par nombre de correspondances au gouverneur [du Centre] et au prιfet [du Mfoundi], pour leur demander de faire libιrer le secrιtariat [siθge du Sdf dans le Centre, situι ΰ Olezoa, non loin du lieu du crime]. Malheureusement, ces autoritιs n'ont rien fait. Mais avec l'annonce du congrθs bis du Sdf, la hiιrarchie de mon parti m'avait demandι de faire occuper les lieux pour les empκcher de s'y installer. Ils avaient en effet dit que dans le cas oω on les empκchait de tenir leur congrθs au Palais des Congrθs, ils allaient le faire au secrιtariat. Il s'agissait de s'installer sur les lieux le plus tτt possible...

Mais vous y ιtiez lundi et le jeudi au soir, le siθge ιtait occupι par le camp Muna. Vos "vanguards" sont venus ΰ quel moment ?
Nous ne savions pas qu'ils avaient dιjΰ occupι les lieux. Nous savons par contre que de temps en temps ils recrutent des loubards au marchι de Mokolo pour les installer au siθge et nous empκcher de tenir nos rιunions. C'est quand nous constatons qu'ils ne sont pas lΰ que nous nous rιunissons. En dιcidant d'y descendre trθs tτt, ΰ partir de 5h30, nous espιrions ne trouver personne comme d'habitude, en attendant qu'ils viennent dans la journιe.

Ceux qui venaient ce matin lΰ n'ont-ils pas reηu un renfort du Nord-Ouest, compte tenu de ce qu'il s'agissait d'empκcher l'autre congrθs ?
Absolument pas. La preuve : ils sont partis les mains nues. On ne savait pas qu'il y avait quelqu'un au siθge c'est pourquoi ils sont partis les mains nues. Au sujet de ceux qui sont venus d'ailleurs, je n'en sais rien. Je sais que j'y ai envoyι au moins une soixantaine de "vanguards". Ils m'ont posι la question : "Et si nous sommes attaquιs ?" Je leur ai dit il y a lΰ un atelier de menuiserie: "Prenez les morceaux de bois pour vous dιfendre".

Compte tenu de la tension qui montait, lundi il y a eu une bagarre, n'ιtait-il pas prιfιrable de recourir aux gendarmes ?
Ce qui s'est passι lundi, c'est que les militants fidθles ΰ John Fru Ndi ont ιtι attaquιs par
les partisans de Muna. Les gendarmes sont venus, je n'ιtais pas informι. C’est par la suite que j'ai ιtι informι de cette attaque. Le commandant de compagnie de Yaoundι II qui se trouvait sur place m'a dit que c'est son territoire et qu'il avait pour mission d'empκcher qu'il y ait des troubles ΰ l'ordre public. Aprθs beaucoup de nιgociations, j'ai demandι ΰ ces officiers qu'ils fassent sortir tout le monde, afin qu'il n'y ait plus de scθnes pareilles. Il m'a rιpondu qu'il a saisi sa hiιrarchie qui allait prendre la dιcision. Ils ont dit qu'ils allaient rester sur place. Depuis ce jour je n'y suis pas repassι. J'ai ιtι ιtonnι lorsqu'on m'a dit que les gendarmes avaient quittι les lieux et qu'il ne restait plus que le camp Muna sur place.

Akoson

NI JOHN FRU NDI did NOT order VANGUARDS.

...His orders were;"try to make sure that the Yaounde convention doesn't hold so that our baby we fought for shouldn't be killed in a second by belly politicians".

...BREAKING NEWS:I forecast this forum becoming more mature if we do better!...as the SCNC group led by Tayong breaks all records.

BenF, Klemenceau, Fon Lawrence and Mukete accelerate to Honour roll. When the final results are released this weekend for the second semester we'll know why. Note that Mukete's new come back has been very wonderful as it's almost void of abuses and he without fiction, analyses Colonel Chi's interview. That's great! That's what we want in here. I personally will be making a response to his reaction. I enjoin all his detractors to react to his posting. BenF, my God-son is making remarkable progress. He's trying to be neutral against all odds while Watesih and Mbu B slightly improve by +.25 giving them 17.25/20 each.

As Tayong now hits the ISSUES they stand for, he catapults that group, SCNC as the best recently. This group is breaking all records. They now top the forum with 18/20. Wonderful score!

Momo too is not left out. He now at least writes lengthly and manages to reason. However small his contributions're his improvement is worth my comment. He's improved by a tiny +.00001.

There's one sad case, TERIBOBS. He goes down the bottom to 0/20. We all know why. Read and read the comments again.

The full results for this semester will be published over the weekend.

Keep thinking!

Mukete remember that I'm coming to respond to your reason which I consider amature. Remember that as the head of the SDF, Ni John Fru Ndi has the prerogative to have asked his suburdinate, Colonel to make sure that the Yaounde convention doesn't hold as the law states. He didn't advocate using force. He'd meant that Colonel, being in Yaounde should dust the corners and remind the administration prevent the convention. This is what colonel failed to understand. Instead, with the poor doctrine he's got for ages from the Biya government he interpreted Fru Ndi's words to mean VANGUARDS just as he interpretes the words of his commander in chief as TIRER. Where did Fru Ndi go wrong? Tell me! When something gets wrong in the SDF, Ni John Fru Ndi suffers. When NEC says "A", it's Fru Ndi who said it. Let's think, men! I pitty this old man who's struggling to see Mukete's son in Sacred Heart College becomes something tomorrow.


You guys shouldn't forget keeping your contributions short, avoid insults and give HARD facts.


Will be right back.


SON OF AKO, LSE.


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Johnson

Bangwaman,
It is not uncommon to hear a Bangwaman speaking more French than English. They are known to have relatives across the S Cameroons border. They are not accepted in the West, South or the North, nether do they accept to belong to any of these three regions. Their many problems make them to be more confused than any of us in this forum. When one climbs out of a hole to the open he is bound to think that everybody is like him. When you get back there you lose contact to the rest of the world.
Like father like son, see what is going to happen to the Ngwasiri faction now under Muna the son. Munas are known to be good carpet crossers, so don´t be surprised he starts singing the Chop People Dem Money group.

Akoson

Rexon,

To interprete what you just suggested in my own lil knowledge I guess you mean that the existence of SCNC activists in this forum is useless. Yes!...If everyone has to go to www.southerncameroonsig.org to read the daily progress of the SCNC then why should you exist in this forum? Secondarily, most guys here are busy and we sought this site hoping to meet guys like yourself to summarise whatever thing which has been happening to that GREAT struggle, in one sentence...I for one feel loath to go through the long novels posted on that site. Also remeber that the many Cameroonians outthere who happen to read on this site may NOT know the SCNC official website. I bumped into the site by chance and when I gave it to some of my friends who sympathise with the struggle, they were so suprised if at all such a thing exists. It is therefore the responsibility of this Forum's faction of the SCNC led by yourslef, Tayong and Lecigah,Massamoyo etc I guess, continue to discourage guys in this house who think that the struggle is a sham and or doesn't exist. I shouldn't also remind you that suppressing the forum and making it entirely become an SCNC forum is a mission you must strive to achieve if at all you hold the struggle in high esteem. I guess that's a difficult task but I think that should be one of your missions here.

Do you think that you'll be able to count your successes by the end of the day should you transform discussions in this house TO CENTER about the SCNC? Do you know the number of people you'll placade over should this forum adhers to the SCNC believe. Common on guy, you need a strategy and nomatter how small it may be such as this one, I bet things could happen. Nomatter how minute a thing that has been caused to happen, it is for the general good of the struggle, however small. Dismissing Mukete's views of the SCNC with a sigh or insults doesn't do the trick. Use your high level of persuasive skills to tell him and others why you think the SCNC struggle is paramount. If you make your case convincing enough, I think that the sky'll be your limit! One of Mukete's cry about the SCNC now is the legitimacy of the leaders. Leaders who just enjoy pleasure trips abroad...leaders who just want to satisfy their belly. Now go ahead and tell this forum and even the Presbyterian boss, Rt. rev. Nyansako( a man who doesn't even know the TRUE leadership of the SCNC - does that disturb you?) that the SCNC leadership is organised and working hard and what you need from them. Their support counts!

Massamoyo and Rexon, over to you both.

I humbly rest this case. But before I go remember that the present state of the SCNC is where it is today and not better cos all the youths who would've contributed the last drop of their sweat relly on a fragmented SDF that WILL NEVER TAKE POWER IN CAMEROON as the French swear. The SDF is there cos an opposition must exist.


SON OF AKO, LS.


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massamoyo

Akoson,

dear can you and any other eager Southern Cameroonian give me your email ID so that I can be forwarding to you some of our latest progress.
Some are confidential to only Southern Cameroonians.

Waiting for you

BenB

SDF Living Martyrs: Souleymane

We lied – why haven’t they joined Biya?


The next time you’re in Yaounde, go to the department of taxes of the ministry of the economy and finance on the backstreet running from the Cinema Abbia-SHO Junction to the former U.S. Embassy (American Cultural Center). There, you’ll find a casualty of the SDF revolution. Well, if the person you hope to see hasn't been transfered.

Also, if you’d recognize Mahamat Souleymane, erstwhile 1st vice chair of the SDF. I fear you won't. Look, I tell you, that malam is now a ghost of himself.

Lanky he has always been even when the going was good, but now it’s just another thing. If you hold out your finger, it can measure Souleymane’s neck. Even his tiny trousers look like baggy that sweet sixteens were.

Before embracing the SDF revolution, Souleymane was Director of Personnel at SONARA. Need we waste time here to guess on the salary of a SONARA director? Just imagine any figure, then exaggerate it, and you’ll still not be far from the figure. Simply said, the man be dey he fine.

Then he joined this thankless thing called the SDF and at its maiden convention in Bamenda in May 1992, became 1st vice chairman. He had signed his death warrant. Not long after, Souleymane was returned to his ministry of origin (a euphemism for sack from SONARA).

From millions per month at SONARA, he had to begin managing with less than 300,000frs which would, in a couple of years, be rendered useless by devaluation and two salary cuts. That meant in one year, Souleymane’s pay slip couldn't sum up to what he earned in one month at SONARA.

All of that didn’t matter. He had embraced the revolution and had to face the music. If Cameroon would change at the end of the day, a few years of pain won’t be too much a price to pay. But was Cameroon changing or was it heading towards change?

The stolen victory of 1992 had come and gone, failed attempts at forcing the Biya regime to effect meaningful change on the constitution and reform the electoral law had brought more frustration and dampened hopes for eventual change.

While SDF militants viewed the Biya regime with disdain for standing in the way of their progress, internal developments were rendering the SDF less accomodating.

To make a long story short, Souleymane had the “misjudgement” of taking his responsibilities as leader of a certain opinion within the party to correct derailments at the helm of the party.

By that time the wrong thing was happening within the party unknown to the madding crowd of militants. The intolerance we see today had germinated and quickly taken root. By mid-1990s 8.2 had already felled a few.

The ill-feeling among party cadres was so strong that there were apparent simmers and a determination by progressive forces to put a stop to the drift.

Fearful of the consequences, conservative forces within the party became reluctant to hold an elective convention long scheduled for Yaounde. Just like now.

BenF

BenB

SDF Living Martyrs: Souleymane (II)

We lied – why haven’t they joined Biya?

Souleymane and co had reason to arm-twist for a convention to hold in 1998. The last elections had taken place in Bafoussam in 1994. With elections scheduled on alternating conventions (after four years, though conventions are supposed to hold after two years), 1998 was the next after the non-elective convention in Buea in 1996. But it won’t hold.

Someone was scared of the determination by party progressives to cause an earthquake by voting out reactionary forces in the elective convention. Then, like now, one excuse followed another to postpone the convention.

The aborted Souleymane convention of that year was his way of protesting against the imprisonment of the party by reactionary forces. Events forced the holding of a Yaounde convention in 1999, largely to save face.

The rest is now history but the poor fellow was easily swept aside and dumped in the dustbin of history as a demon who dined with the devil (Biya) and accepted the unholy assignment of destabilising the SDF.

That became a given. It became a fact. I have told you where to find Souleymane. Go see him and tell this forum if that’s a man who chopped soya. He hasn’t taken a government appointment, though more than qualified for it. No one is asking questions. The party rested its support on a dangerous foundation – the perpetual ignorance of militants whom they often used as hunting dogs to set against imagined opponents.

Someone here would say he might not have been taken seriously by Biya because he didn’t bring the SDF baby along, with the child’s blood dripping through his fingers. But we know what those who want to dine with Biya do. They solicit and Biya takes them in. Look at NUDP dissident Hamadou Moustapha. His ANDP really represents nothing but Biya has him in.

Souleymane hasn’t approached Biya because he doesn’t believe in the Biya regime. He raised his voice in the SDF not to do Biya’s bidding but to point out the evil that has now been exposed. But we labelled him and at the time we succeeded because it was too early in the day for most of us to understand.

Soon we too will join him in the dustbin of history. The difference will be that he will have his head high, with a clear conscience. He is a living martyr.

We won’t be able to raise our head and look the people in the eyes because we know we’ve been exposed. We have the blood of our own baby on our hands.

We owe an apology to Souleymane if we must have rest and success on the political terrain. Well, we are already paying for our longstanding transgressions. Mbah Ndam and Ni John are. And this isn’t all.


BenF

Tayong(Copenhagen)

BITTER AND PAINFUL MOMENTS!!!!!!!!!

The path to the unitary state of Cameroon began in 1959 with a difference of views expressed between the Premier of Southern Cameroons and the Prime Minister of Cameroun at the UN. Addressing the General Assembly, Premier Foncha of Southern Cameroons stated that he preferred a federal system of government in the event of Reunification. Also speaking at the United Nations in February 1959, the Prime Minister of Cameroun, Ahmadou Ahidjo, stated that the people he led desired Reunification and that he had taken note of Foncha's statement. Nevertheless, the people of Cameroun did not wish to impose a unitary system (which he called integration) on their brothers under British administration by the sheer weight of numbers. However, if the Northern and Southern Cameroonians desired Reunification, the people of Cameroun were ready to discuss the method of achieving it with them on an equal footing.

WHO WAS THE REAL BETRAYER??WHAT LESSONS 2DAY?

The views of Augustin Ngom Jua, Foncha's deputy, were representative of the Kamerun National Democratic Party (KNDP) as a whole. He considered that Southern Cameroons should first sever its links with Nigeria and become an independent state before opening negotiations for Reunification on a federal basis. Consequently, he was determined to make Integration and Secession the sole issues in the plebiscite. Thus, when Foncha was pressured at the UN in September 1959 to compromise his position by agreeing to substitute Reunification for Secession in the plebiscite, Jua and his closest collaborators seriously considered replacing Foncha as Leader of the KNDP. This was symptomatic of a more general unease. The UN's decision to exclude Secession from the plebiscite was, for the most part, badly received in Southern Cameroons where it flew in the face of popular expectations. The majority of petitioners condemned the restriction of the plebiscite propositions to Integration and Reunification and demanded a third option that would provide for a separate Southern Cameroons State, preferably with the Commonwealth membership. Some of them threatened to sabotage the plebiscite if Secession was not made part of it or if it was not cancelled in favour of a separate Southern Cameroons State. These protests, pleas and threats struck no responsive chord at the UN, and the clamour against the plebiscite options subsequently became more vocal and widespread

I fear history is about to repeat itself . (1)Can we afford to be fooled twice?
(2)Can we learn from our mistakes our those of fahters?
(3)Do we anglophones actually know our borders today?
(4)Do we realise we are just marking time on the same spot?

Tayong

Akoson

Massamoyo, you can contact me through magamestref@yahoo.com

Chim

Will somebody on this forum tell me who the Ngwasiri faction Yaounde Convention organiser was?.I think originally it was Prof.Kale, but he attended the Bamenda convention vying for the post of SG.Thanks in advance.God SAVE US
Emmanuel Chim

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