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Nchupendweh

You deserve an applause for this piece Fonkem. It time for the opposition parties to say enough is enough to Biya's regime. They have been pushed to the wall for so long a time now. It is their time to stand and face the reality. The really have to put their selfish interests aside and fight for the course of Cameroonians who are lavishing in abject poverty. THANk YOU

Emmanuel

Hi Mr Fonkem,
I have been reading almost every comment you made on this site for quite a while now and I think I will be belabouring the issue if I say I have loved every single thing you have written so far. Well, I just admire your grasp on issues and which you put down in a no nonsense fashion. Thanks a lot for all the hard work and courage so far.
This last comment here has encouraged me to respond to you to make an unususual but subtle disagreement with you on the political atmoshphere in Cameroon. Like you, I have pondered over the issue in my mind, but unlike you I came to believe that the system as it is is not so bad after all. When the SDF was launched in 1990 many jobless people suddenly realised that it might not be so easy to unseat Paul Biya after all - or if not, parties could make them have some money too. . They just created political parties and some really had good following. The ignorance or fear that held them from creating these parties before the SDF made them do so is still in them. They have created parties but so far have never bothered to use them for power or to reap any significant political benefits. You might not believe it. The oppotunities are there as we write and it is just for them to grab it. The regime can do nothing about it. The current electoral laws, as horrible as they are, will still be ok to gain whatever they want to gain. In so doing the political atmosphere will change in Cameroon. What is happening today is that all the opposition parties are fighting the wrong battles.
First "....has reinforced the widely held opinion that their continued participation in electoral exercises is motivated by personal pecuniary gains...." this opinion of yours can never be more accurate. But even opposition parties refuse to publicly accept this opinion, they privately acknowledge it behind closed doors. But if an opposistion party officially declares to boycott parliament as you suggests, what will stop these greedy elected individuals to go ahead and defy the party position? You should know that if a member of parliament does not sit in he does not get paid. How can they refuse to go to parliament? You have just acknowlwegded that it was out of greed that they decided to participate in these and other elections anyway. The CPDM government will just be happy to accept a break away faction of the SDF or any other party as that will obviously be the case. The SDF is aware of that possibility and the risk of accepting to go parliament is less than declaring a boycott.
But I think there is hope. Five years is not an eternity. Just read the following piece. Excuse me for its length. It was not intended for this site but when you, a respected media guru mentioned something on the subject I thought I should weigh in a little.
Fellow Cameroonians,
An article in The Post Newspaper reports about three parties are uniting to secure SDF victory in a constituency in the Wouri division. They are doing it for selfish reasons but had they been this selfish ever since, CPDM would not be doing what it is doing now.. From what I read from the article read above I do not have any reason to blame the SDF for refusing to form coalition with the other parties All over the world it is common knowledge that parties do not have to surrender their independence to fight the dominant ruling party. In Africa in particular the natural ethnic setup makes it inevitable that opposition parties each have their strongholds. In very rare circumstances would a single party, opposition or ruling have a national appeal and thus national following. It is no different from Europe and Asia. In Israel for example though politicl parties might not have ethnic characterstics, they still have some attributes which are not very different from ethnicity. These parties do not neccessarily have to unite to campaign and win parliamentary seats. The simple tactic is that each tries to win a comfortable number of parliamentary seats and gets into parliament. While there that is when coalitions are formed to create blocks - the majority which then forms a government. In the case of Cameroon if UNDP,UPC,CDU,and all other parties just manage to fight to capture the seats in their various strong holds alone, forming a coalition than in parliament will easily turn the tide in Cameroon's democracy. How does the SDF manage to secure victory in its strong hold of the Northwest province? By fighting for it Our misdirected expectations compell parties to try to make significant inroads all over the national territory as proof a national appeal, and unfortunately these parties respond likewise thereby spreading their resources thin all over the country and thus rendering them ineffective. I have come to believe that the CPDM even with the use of military force cannot win in the Adamawa if the ANDP concentrates there for only one year. If the CPDM with its military might cannot subdue only one of ten provinces which does not even have the benefit of any substantial financial backing anyway you look at it, can it handle more than one at a time?. What stops Bouba Bello to concentrate in the Benoue region and win ten parliamentary seats there and never bother about Adamawa if for some reason that could prove exhausting? The SDF might be able to capture the Northwest, parts of the Litoral, much of the Western province and the and the Southwest but just making sure its stronghold is secure is good enough. That goes for any other party. The fun is, these parties will have nothing to fear from any other party because coalitions are based on the highest bidder in terms of what is has to offer. Will it matter which party offers the best option? Why are we blaming the CPDM for doing what we allow it to do? The SDF should not be blamed for anything either. The SDF has done everythng a political party can do to change the politics of a country. The SDF can never do it better even in the next century. Cameroonians should direct their frustrations on the other so called political parties and even try to lynch their leaders for betraying a national trust . There is no way that the CPDM could win up to fifty seats if the other parties simply target their own strongholds. Looking at it from every angle these parties will
even have a stronger bargaining position if they just concentrate their energies in their strongholds. The CPDM has deviced a very effective propaganda that parties with regional appeal cannot be strong enough to run a government. There is no political party in any country in the world that has a totally national appeal - not even in the US.

I think we simply have to re-educate politicians to reorient their campaign strategies. Besides I really feel they are more of opportunists than politicians and so any suggestion to better their chances to get a better portion of the political spoils in Cameroon will make them go for it. they need only someone to make them realise the great opportunities on their finger tips. In a situation like this they should never habour the fear that they might loose face with the all powerfull CPDM. Infact they will promise to ally with the CPDM even before elections and will do so only if no other party offers a better deal. If another party offers a better deal why should they be scared of failing to honour any prior arrangement with the CPDM These parties have everything to gain by refusing the CPDM to go unchallenged in their own regions. Having a national appeal can only be a bonus and not a neccesity. But it is baffling and mind boggling why they think otherwise. As an individual and as a party Bouba Bello and every other party leader for that matter, loose more when they refuse to put up a tough fight against the CPDM in Benoue and the other individual party strong holds all over the country.Fighting the CPDM would not mean refusing allying with it after the elections. The strategy will be simple. The party wins about all of the available seats in their various constituencies. When they get to parliament, their block observes which other party or parties make the best offer and then makes a choice. The way it is now, allowing the CPDM to take all and then stay to wait for offers without any bargaining power is counter productive even on a personal basis as a party leader. Is it so hard to see it this way?.

Anyway five years is not an eternity and the groundwork can be started right away. If the SDF has to do one more favour to Cameroon it will be to launch a nationwide campaign to create a basis of awareness whereby local parties understand they should generate solid support from their own regions and only turn outward if they can afford it and because the law allows that. But gaining all or a majority from their stronghold will be their major objective. Indeed all I am saying here is that opposition politicians have all along been putting the cart before the horse. Alliances are made in parliament and not out of it.
Fon Ngang

Emmanuel

Hi Mr Fonkem,
I have been reading almost every comment you made on this site for quite a while now and I think I will be belabouring the issue if I say I have loved every single thing you have written so far. Well, I just admire your grasp on issues and which you put down in a no nonsense fashion. Thanks a lot for all the hard work and courage so far.
This last comment here has encouraged me to respond to you to make an unusual but subtle disagreement with you on the political atmoshphere in Cameroon. Like you, I have pondered over the issue in my mind, but unlike you I came to believe that the system as it is is not so bad after all. When the SDF was launched in 1990 many jobless people suddenly realised that it might not be so easy to unseat Paul Biya after all - or if not, parties could make them have some money too. . They just created political parties and some really had good following. The ignorance or fear that held them from creating these parties before the SDF made them do so is still in them. They have created parties but so far have never bothered to use them for power or to reap any significant political benefits. You might not believe it. The oppotunities are there as we write and it is just for them to grab it. The regime can do nothing about it. The current electoral laws, as horrible as they are, will still be ok to gain whatever they want to gain. In so doing the political atmosphere will change in Cameroon. What is happening today is that all the opposition parties are fighting the wrong battles.
First "....has reinforced the widely held opinion that their continued participation in electoral exercises is motivated by personal pecuniary gains...." this opinion of yours can never be more accurate. But even opposition parties refuse to publicly accept this opinion, they privately acknowledge it behind closed doors. But if an opposistion party officially declares to boycott parliament as you suggests, what will stop these greedy elected individuals to go ahead and defy the party position? You should know that if a member of parliament does not sit in he does not get paid. How can they refuse to go to parliament? You have just acknowlwegded that it was out of greed that they decided to participate in these and other elections anyway. The CPDM government will just be happy to accept a break away faction of the SDF or any other party as that will obviously be the case. The SDF is aware of that possibility and the risk of accepting to go parliament is less than declaring a boycott.
But I think there is hope. Five years is not an eternity. Just read the following piece. Excuse me for its length. It was not intended for this site but when you, a respected media guru mentioned something on the subject I thought I should weigh in a little.
Fellow Cameroonians,
An article in The Post Newspaper reports about three parties are uniting to secure SDF victory in a constituency in the Wouri division. They are doing it for selfish reasons but had they been this selfish ever since, CPDM would not be doing what it is doing now.. From what I read from the article read above I do not have any reason to blame the SDF for refusing to form coalition with the other parties All over the world it is common knowledge that parties do not have to surrender their independence to fight the dominant ruling party. In Africa in particular the natural ethnic setup makes it inevitable that opposition parties each have their strongholds. In very rare circumstances would a single party, opposition or ruling have a national appeal and thus national following. It is no different from Europe and Asia. In Israel for example though politicl parties might not have ethnic characterstics, they still have some attributes which are not very different from ethnicity. These parties do not neccessarily have to unite to campaign and win parliamentary seats. The simple tactic is that each tries to win a comfortable number of parliamentary seats and gets into parliament. While there that is when coalitions are formed to create blocks - the majority which then forms a government. In the case of Cameroon if UNDP,UPC,CDU,and all other parties just manage to fight to capture the seats in their various strong holds alone, forming a coalition than in parliament will easily turn the tide in Cameroon's democracy. How does the SDF manage to secure victory in its strong hold of the Northwest province? By fighting for it Our misdirected expectations compell parties to try to make significant inroads all over the national territory as proof a national appeal, and unfortunately these parties respond likewise thereby spreading their resources thin all over the country and thus rendering them ineffective. I have come to believe that the CPDM even with the use of military force cannot win in the Adamawa if the ANDP concentrates there for only one year. If the CPDM with its military might cannot subdue only one of ten provinces which does not even have the benefit of any substantial financial backing anyway you look at it, can it handle more than one at a time?. What stops Bouba Bello to concentrate in the Benoue region and win ten parliamentary seats there and never bother about Adamawa if for some reason that could prove exhausting? The SDF might be able to capture the Northwest, parts of the Litoral, much of the Western province and the and the Southwest but just making sure its stronghold is secure is good enough. That goes for any other party. The fun is, these parties will have nothing to fear from any other party because coalitions are based on the highest bidder in terms of what is has to offer. Will it matter which party offers the best option? Why are we blaming the CPDM for doing what we allow it to do? The SDF should not be blamed for anything either. The SDF has done everythng a political party can do to change the politics of a country. The SDF can never do it better even in the next century. Cameroonians should direct their frustrations on the other so called political parties and even try to lynch their leaders for betraying a national trust . There is no way that the CPDM could win up to fifty seats if the other parties simply target their own strongholds. Looking at it from every angle these parties will
even have a stronger bargaining position if they just concentrate their energies in their strongholds. The CPDM has deviced a very effective propaganda that parties with regional appeal cannot be strong enough to run a government. There is no political party in any country in the world that has a totally national appeal - not even in the US.

I think we simply have to re-educate politicians to reorient their campaign strategies. Besides I really feel they are more of opportunists than politicians and so any suggestion to better their chances to get a better portion of the political spoils in Cameroon will make them go for it. they need only someone to make them realise the great opportunities on their finger tips. In a situation like this they should never habour the fear that they might loose face with the all powerfull CPDM. Infact they will promise to ally with the CPDM even before elections and will do so only if no other party offers a better deal. If another party offers a better deal why should they be scared of failing to honour any prior arrangement with the CPDM These parties have everything to gain by refusing the CPDM to go unchallenged in their own regions. Having a national appeal can only be a bonus and not a neccesity. But it is baffling and mind boggling why they think otherwise. As an individual and as a party Bouba Bello and every other party leader for that matter, loose more when they refuse to put up a tough fight against the CPDM in Benoue and the other individual party strong holds all over the country.Fighting the CPDM would not mean refusing allying with it after the elections. The strategy will be simple. The party wins about all of the available seats in their various constituencies. When they get to parliament, their block observes which other party or parties make the best offer and then makes a choice. The way it is now, allowing the CPDM to take all and then stay to wait for offers without any bargaining power is counter productive even on a personal basis as a party leader. Is it so hard to see it this way?.

Anyway five years is not an eternity and the groundwork can be started right away. If the SDF has to do one more favour to Cameroon it will be to launch a nationwide campaign to create a basis of awareness whereby local parties understand they should generate solid support from their own regions and only turn outward if they can afford it and because the law allows that. But gaining all or a majority from their stronghold will be their major objective. Indeed all I am saying here is that opposition politicians have all along been putting the cart before the horse. Alliances are made in parliament and not out of it.
Fon Ngang

Emmanuel

Hi Mr Fonkem,
I have been reading almost every comment you made on this site for quite a while now and I think I will be belabouring the issue if I say I have loved every single thing you have written so far. Well, I just admire your grasp on issues and which you put down in a no nonsense fashion. Thanks a lot for all the hard work and courage so far.
This last comment here has encouraged me to respond to you to make an unusual but subtle disagreement with you on the political atmoshphere in Cameroon. Like you, I have pondered over the issue in my mind, but unlike you I came to believe that the system as it is is not so bad after all. When the SDF was launched in 1990 many jobless people suddenly realised that it might not be so easy to unseat Paul Biya after all - or if not, parties could make them have some money too. . They just created political parties and some really had good following. The ignorance or fear that held them from creating these parties before the SDF made them do so is still in them. They have created parties but so far have never bothered to use them for power or to reap any significant political benefits. You might not believe it. The oppotunities are there as we write and it is just for them to grab it. The regime can do nothing about it. The current electoral laws, as horrible as they are, will still be ok to gain whatever they want to gain. In so doing the political atmosphere will change in Cameroon. What is happening today is that all the opposition parties are fighting the wrong battles.
First "....has reinforced the widely held opinion that their continued participation in electoral exercises is motivated by personal pecuniary gains...." this opinion of yours can never be more accurate. But even opposition parties refuse to publicly accept this opinion, they privately acknowledge it behind closed doors. But if an opposistion party officially declares to boycott parliament as you suggests, what will stop these greedy elected individuals to go ahead and defy the party position? You should know that if a member of parliament does not sit in he does not get paid. How can they refuse to go to parliament? You have just acknowlwegded that it was out of greed that they decided to participate in these and other elections anyway. The CPDM government will just be happy to accept a break away faction of the SDF or any other party as that will obviously be the case. The SDF is aware of that possibility and the risk of accepting to go parliament is less than declaring a boycott.
But I think there is hope. Five years is not an eternity. Just read the following piece. Excuse me for its length. It was not intended for this site but when you, a respected media guru mentioned something on the subject I thought I should weigh in a little.
Fellow Cameroonians,
An article in The Post Newspaper reports about three parties are uniting to secure SDF victory in a constituency in the Wouri division. They are doing it for selfish reasons but had they been this selfish ever since, CPDM would not be doing what it is doing now.. From what I read from the article read above I do not have any reason to blame the SDF for refusing to form coalition with the other parties All over the world it is common knowledge that parties do not have to surrender their independence to fight the dominant ruling party. In Africa in particular the natural ethnic setup makes it inevitable that opposition parties each have their strongholds. In very rare circumstances would a single party, opposition or ruling have a national appeal and thus national following. It is no different from Europe and Asia. In Israel for example though politicl parties might not have ethnic characterstics, they still have some attributes which are not very different from ethnicity. These parties do not neccessarily have to unite to campaign and win parliamentary seats. The simple tactic is that each tries to win a comfortable number of parliamentary seats and gets into parliament. While there that is when coalitions are formed to create blocks - the majority which then forms a government. In the case of Cameroon if UNDP,UPC,CDU,and all other parties just manage to fight to capture the seats in their various strong holds alone, forming a coalition than in parliament will easily turn the tide in Cameroon's democracy. How does the SDF manage to secure victory in its strong hold of the Northwest province? By fighting for it Our misdirected expectations compell parties to try to make significant inroads all over the national territory as proof a national appeal, and unfortunately these parties respond likewise thereby spreading their resources thin all over the country and thus rendering them ineffective. I have come to believe that the CPDM even with the use of military force cannot win in the Adamawa if the ANDP concentrates there for only one year. If the CPDM with its military might cannot subdue only one of ten provinces which does not even have the benefit of any substantial financial backing anyway you look at it, can it handle more than one at a time?. What stops Bouba Bello to concentrate in the Benoue region and win ten parliamentary seats there and never bother about Adamawa if for some reason that could prove exhausting? The SDF might be able to capture the Northwest, parts of the Litoral, much of the Western province and the and the Southwest but just making sure its stronghold is secure is good enough. That goes for any other party. The fun is, these parties will have nothing to fear from any other party because coalitions are based on the highest bidder in terms of what is has to offer. Will it matter which party offers the best option? Why are we blaming the CPDM for doing what we allow it to do? The SDF should not be blamed for anything either. The SDF has done everythng a political party can do to change the politics of a country. The SDF can never do it better even in the next century. Cameroonians should direct their frustrations on the other so called political parties and even try to lynch their leaders for betraying a national trust . There is no way that the CPDM could win up to fifty seats if the other parties simply target their own strongholds. Looking at it from every angle these parties will
even have a stronger bargaining position if they just concentrate their energies in their strongholds. The CPDM has deviced a very effective propaganda that parties with regional appeal cannot be strong enough to run a government. There is no political party in any country in the world that has a totally national appeal - not even in the US.

I think we simply have to re-educate politicians to reorient their campaign strategies. Besides I really feel they are more of opportunists than politicians and so any suggestion to better their chances to get a better portion of the political spoils in Cameroon will make them go for it. they need only someone to make them realise the great opportunities on their finger tips. In a situation like this they should never habour the fear that they might loose face with the all powerfull CPDM. Infact they will promise to ally with the CPDM even before elections and will do so only if no other party offers a better deal. If another party offers a better deal why should they be scared of failing to honour any prior arrangement with the CPDM These parties have everything to gain by refusing the CPDM to go unchallenged in their own regions. Having a national appeal can only be a bonus and not a neccesity. But it is baffling and mind boggling why they think otherwise. As an individual and as a party Bouba Bello and every other party leader for that matter, loose more when they refuse to put up a tough fight against the CPDM in Benoue and the other individual party strong holds all over the country.Fighting the CPDM would not mean refusing allying with it after the elections. The strategy will be simple. The party wins about all of the available seats in their various constituencies. When they get to parliament, their block observes which other party or parties make the best offer and then makes a choice. The way it is now, allowing the CPDM to take all and then stay to wait for offers without any bargaining power is counter productive even on a personal basis as a party leader. Is it so hard to see it this way?.

Anyway five years is not an eternity and the groundwork can be started right away. If the SDF has to do one more favour to Cameroon it will be to launch a nationwide campaign to create a basis of awareness whereby local parties understand they should generate solid support from their own regions and only turn outward if they can afford it and because the law allows that. But gaining all or a majority from their stronghold will be their major objective. Indeed all I am saying here is that opposition politicians have all along been putting the cart before the horse. Alliances are made in parliament and not out of it.
Fon Ngang

mk the southerner

Mr Fonkem
u have written well so very well.
But for me it does not only end on boycotting the parliament of frogs, but by choosing the part to life. Let Paul be the president of his country. SDF come down to Buea and rule your own country finish.


MK the southerner.

Muki StoneHall

A real good piece Mr Fonkem.
Cameroonians should either ACT or stay quiet.
No grumbling!

Fon

Mr. Fonkem,
That was excellent; my approbation. However; I differ slightly with this sentence :"The responsibility to cause change lies squarely on the doorsteps of national political actors, not the international community."

I see it this way:The responsibility to cause change lies squarely on the doorsteps of Cameroonians, not the international community.

Why do I rest the responsibility soley on Cameroonians and not on the political actors? It is obvious that after the drama that took place in the name of eclections, if the political actors call on Cameroonians to get to the streets and mount pressure as was the case in Ukraine in 2005, people will not respond. The political actors can´t do anything if the people are not ready to sacrify and give them full support.

mk the southerner

Mr Fon

I differ with you. The people are waiting for a leader like that one who would moved them. So that in any given moment he asked them to go to the treats they will gladly do.

Tell me which leader has done that? tell me what have been done to those guys who loosed parts of their bodies on the treats for the sdf. Du you think people do not see? Nothing has been done about them yet people who, may be at that time told their children not to go out are today parliamentarians, driving pass these disable guys who fought for the party in big jeeps without stopping to say how are u today.

Now tell me can u send or go out without being behind some one you trust can teka care of u should any unforeseen happened?/


MK

UnitedStatesofAfrica

" I differ with you. The people are waiting for a leader like that one who would moved them. So that in any given moment he asked them to go to the treats they will gladly do.

Tell me which leader has done that?"- MK the southerner

I've got you right where I wanted. I'm happy you are acknowledging that no leader has succeeded in getting people to go to the streets. No leaders has succeeded, even the firebrands at SCNC have FAILED TO DO THIS. GOOD!!! All the leaders have failed right? then why do to you keep attacking Fru Ndi when you SCNC people has also FAILED in commanding a crowd. At least Fru Ndi once commanded a crowd in the 1990's. Have you guys ever commanded a crowd? If Fru Ndi and Nfor Nfor stood today on the streets of Cameroon and both give different instructions at the same time, who will command a larger crowd? I think the answer is obvious. The only people, Nfor Nfor will be commanding are Rexon, Legima Doh, you, Ma Mary, Paa NgemGOAT and one or two others. But wait, they are all hiding abroad so I guess he will not really get a following on the southern cameroons streets. People don't even know who he is.

Danny Boy

"If the opposition truly wants to erase the image of their role as self-seeking clowns of Biya's circus; clowns who are merely interested in lining their pockets with the spoils of aborted democracy, they must put an end to all the pretence and relinquish the demeaning number of seats that the oligarchy has grudgingly accorded them. Let the National Assembly be truly seen for what it is - a one-party affair"
"The moral, trade and investment sanctions that would inevitably result from such a move remains the only hope for bringing the regime back to its senses"

Would have happily endorsed these fair words but for France being in the way of the international community mounting sustained sanctions on Biya and his regime. That has always been and will be the snag to such a move.
As I see it, the workers in Cameroon have the powers in their hands to effect change. Let the streets of Yaounde stink to high heaven, let the dead be left to rot in the hospitals, let there be no water in the towns, no food on the market stalls, no taxis to ferry people around, let the whole system be grounded by a nationwide strike.
That way the international community with representation in cameroon will take notice.
It is time for Civil Disobedience.
Honestly speaking, what do most of the persons have to lose? They work already for months without a salary. So what does it matter if they went on strike for a few weeks until their demands are met? It is high time they held Biya and his effing thieves to ransom.
Blessed be Cameroon.

M Nje

Fon,
The people responded in the 90s with "operation ghost town." What came out of it. Their leaders failed them. They signed dirty deals with Biya.

In 1992, the people were ready but could not find any leader.

When something goes wrong in an organisation, the leadership is responsible. But in your political parties including the SDF, when something goes wrong, someone else is responsible.

Sir, Leadership involves taking responsible and not continously blaming others for your naivety and ineffectiveness. Tell your leaders to take responsible for actions that occur under their watch.

7512wilson


Thanks Mr. Fonkem for such a high quality observation.

Many of us cannot hide our disappointment at the actions of the Supreme Court, but i am sure a good number of us are not at all surprise by their decision. I had already expressed my opinion for SDF to boycott Parliament and call for a close door meeting to decide the future of the Party. Some SCNC activist on this forum have accused some SDF councilors/parliamentary hopefuls of Greed. I am afraid i will have to agree with them on that. The future of Cameroon is at stake and it is about time for us in the SDF to rethink our strategy and explore other options other than democracy. We do not need a sooth sayer to tell us that Biya intends to change the constitution to stay in power after 2011. Biya's attitude is similar to that of Ramses in the Bible during the time of Moses. Despite all the signs and miracles God performed, Ramses will still not let the Israelites go until God had to resolve to killing the First born sons of all Egyptians starting with the son of Ramses. I am not a fan of violence but sometimes in order for freedom to reign, one has to resolve to violence. SDF and Ni Fru Ndi's cautious strategy to avoid civil war in favor of democracy has not been fruitful to the desired effect. SDF needs to form a secret organ within the Party, and start infiltrating the ranks of the Ruling Government with the intention of destabilizing the government and bringing this wicked regime to its Waterloo. Any attempts by SDF to go into this Parliament will be a big blunder.
My stand is; forgo Parliament, hold a close door meeting, form an underground or secret network, and start preparing for the inevitable. Democracy is dead in Cameroon so something has got to give. Cameroonians have becomes captives and Biya and the CPDM lords are our captors. We Cameroonians need to set ourselves free from captivity, and SDF as the main opposition party has the moral obligation to lead the fight to free Cameroonians from captivity. We need to go to work.

Democracy in Cameroon is dead.

Legima Doh

Fonkem,
Its no news we the Bali people,a proud and hospitable set of people are very courageous.I remember it was a girl who took on to the streets on behalf of the ScNc to tell the people not to partake in the elections.We all have seen the results of the election.
Fon,
Mk the Southerner was referring to the SDf leadership and not that of the ScNc.The Sdf leadership has failed woefully.The Sdf is steadily on a decline since its coming into party politics in la republique.The ScNc is waxing strong and stronger as time passes.That is why you can see the ScNc in the UNPO,in the Abuja High court,ACPHR, and so on.IF Ni Fru's success according to you is in pulling crowds,then you must see how it is waning cos the crowd we talk about today is not the case some time ago.Pulling crowd without delivering the good ie freedom makes no sense.I would prefer somebody who does not pull crowd to preach them illusion and delivers the good to someone who pulls crowd and delivers no good.
USAfrica,
All the Southern cameroonians know about the ScNc.They know it and support it.They hold meetings all over the Southern cameroons.Putting the vote it should be like this.Vote for Fru Ndi for perpetual slavery to la republique or Vote for Nfor NFor for the restoration of the statehood and sovereignty,total independence of the Southern cameroons.It will be about 99per cent victory for Nfor.Only the illusioned sympathizers of the Sdf would vote for the sdf in such an election.Nfor is a well known personality whether you take it or leave it.He is heard of and spoken about all the time.Fru Ndi is only heard of and spoken about during la republique election periods.That is when he comes to play to be used and ridiculed by Biya regime.

Peace Upon our Motherland.

Legima Doh,
ScNc

Ndiks

Fru Ndi Denounces Warmongers



http://www.the-news-from-cameroon.com/article.php?article_id=760

9 Aug 2007, 8:37 PM
The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Front, SDF party, has denounced war advocated by many as solution to the electoral malpractices over the years that have been depriving the party of its legitimacy to power in municipal, parliamentary and presidential elections. The party, according to statistics gathered from the field, lost through rigging, about 60 parliamentary seats in just ended twin elections. According the SDF statistics, it won 74 seats but was ascribed only 14 as proclaimed by the CPDM government Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Marafa Hamidou Yaya.

In spite of all this, Fru Ndi argued at a press briefing at his Ntarikun residence, a few days after the elections, that he would not want to see a showdown that would be very devastating to both sides of the political divide and the Cameroonian people. He told journalists that: “There is no victor nor vanquished in any political armed confrontations,” in spite the anguish. The Chairman said the SDF is fighting for “… you the youths and would not like to see you perish in an armed confrontation like in Liberia and so on.”

Militants, who uphold the use of force, if peaceful negotiations and dialogue failed to resolve the matters of the day, blamed Fru Ndi for adopting a peaceful approach. Fru Ndi again argued that it is easy to start a war but difficult to end it.

“I don’t want to increase the plight of Cameroonians plagued by bad governance,” he stated. He told the press that the Santa electoral hold–up was orchestrated by administrative authorities and elite who wanted to twist the election to favour the ruling party for selfish aims. He said it would be a political blow if “… I am defeated in my village.” He averred that the vote count from his village, according to CPDM report, was even more than the entire population of his village.

Fru Ndi condemned in very strong terms the role played by elite, front line communicators and lay preachers of the churches. He regretted that Biya will again use the smoke-screen election to rob international financial donors and use the money to keep himself and members of his oligarchy afloat but debit the economy and mar the future of the present generation and generations to come.

He deplored the “come no go” syndrome reintroduced by the Prime Minister, Chief Ephraim Inoni, during his campaign tour. He said the PM instructed Southwest administrators to frustrate Northwest SDF militants and deprive them of victory in the elections. In the same vein, Minister Etame Massoma was quoted as telling Cameroonians in Nkongsamba that the SDF was an Anglophone party that had nothing to do with francophones.




Danny Boy

Legima Doh,
responding to me some days ago, Rexon called the SDF a NGO!!! Why did he say this? because in an earlier posting I had referred to the SCNC as a pressure group. That is the truth. The SCNC is not a political party, that much you know. You do not have a mandate fropm the southern Cameroonian(your appelation) to tell them what to do. That is where we differ on a very grand scale. You can re-write history to suit your agenda. Please note, some of us will not buy into such claptrap. You should not even mention the SDF and the SCNC in the same breath! One is a recognised political party, whilst the other is not. Talking of terrorists, that is what your lot amounts to.
Do I make myself clear? That rabid dog of yours must foam after reading this. If not, maybe Rexon has collared and muzzled it.
Blessed be Cameroon.

rexon

Danny Boy,

Stop being foolish. Who gave the SDF the mandate to speak on behalf of the Southern Cameroonian people? La Republique and other Southern Cameroonian hypocrites. We dont recognise them. Just the SCNC that have the authority to speak for Southern Cameroonians. Just bring your ballot boxes to the Southern Cameroons next time with your lies and see what will happen with you SDFers. Akoson even told me today that your chairman is lining up for a ministeral portfolio. And that he has ashamed of taking the position, though he have agreed in principle. Liars and criminals. The truth is our weapon.

It now suits your whims and caprices to say all sorts of things. Yes, you are recognised, but by who? Colonialists and hypocrites. You know what i am talking of. Who we-wrote history? Nobody, history is there for you to read and interpret. Yes, you are recognised by your partners in crime, La Republique. They brainwash you, finance you and remote-controlled your reasoning. You and all evil doers will never have peace, as long as you stand behind that fake NGO cum political party paid to colour Mr Biya's democracy. The SDF (an NGO) is there just to do the job, to make La Republique look like a democracy. It is all Greed, greed and greed. Lets wait and see who will benefit at the end.

Legima Doh

Danny Boy,
They say don't criticize what you don't understand.If you don't understand the history of the Southern cameroons,i would rather you studied it before exposing your lack of knowledge and idiocy about the plight of our beloved motherland.That was an expression of reactionary stupidity from you.You should be shamed by the extent to which you are brainwashed by La republique.Hear you,you do not have the mandate to tell them ie the Southern cameroonians what to do.From whom am I suppose to get mandate to sensitize the Southern cameroonians on the plight and ultimate solution of the motherland.You see,the Sdf has mandate from the Cpdm to do and not to do.The Cpdm's mandate is officially to destroy the statehood of the Southern cameroons and therefore any mandate it gives the Sdf must be in that line.That is why we see the Sdf and the Cpdm to be all standing in the way of our liberation.
Idiots like you might not see that even when on the tallest iroko tree whereas a normal person would see this even while seated.You've not got a tremendous ability to uphold falsehood.If that is your school,then you can join pseudo USAfrica and the rest.Any man who stands in the way of the liberation of our motherland whether by action or false reasoning and heretic ideology is considered a stark enemy of the Southern cameroons.

Peace Shall Reign.

Legima Doh,
sCNc

Paa Ngembus

Danny Boy,

When grown ups decide to be calling themselves "boys" (i.e. servants), you can understand why they prefer to remain in perpetual servitude to and dependence on their masters.

We shall not let you idiots fool Southern Cameroonians to perpertually accept their colonial status in service to La Republique.

If you want to remain a "BOY" that is your prerogetaive.

We will not allow you to hold us down in that indignity.

Take care MA BOY

Paa Ngembus
THE SOUTHERN CAMEROONS SHALL BE DECOLONIZED BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

UnitedStatesofAfrica

Danny Boy, I must applaud you for being wise, analytical, sticking to your opinions and asking questions as opposed to following blindly. This forum needs more people like you.

As for Legima Doh
".Nfor is a well known personality whether you take it or leave it.He is heard of and spoken about all the time.Fru Ndi is only heard of and spoken about during la republique election periods."-Legima Doh
You really make me laugh. See young man, I was born and raised in Southern Cameroon. Grew up in it and I still do. Let me just tell you the masses of Southern Cameroon have no idea who Nfor Nfor is. The only people who know him are History teachers, political activists and a few other people who bother to read about the SCNC from time to time. Stop living in an illusion, come to Cameroon and see it for yourself. He is INEXISTENT IN SOUTHERN CAMEROONS, COMPLETELY INEXISTENT.

UnitedStatesofAfrica

SCNC to me stands "Nfor" confusion
and "Nfor" lack of any agenda.

vito

A beautiful peice,sir.Thanks.I dare say Fon is right,the responsibility lies squarely in the hands of the entire citizenry and not just the political class and Danny boy there's also China to watch out for besides the obvious France.Cheers

Tombele

We need action!!!! If Cameroonians truly think think that they have been cheated, lied to, robbed for so long the best thing is a massive civil strike like "ghost towns" till these clowns surrender or leave town, anything else is just talk. Use PEOPLE POWER AS IN THE PHILIPINES AND DRIVE FRANCO AND MRS MARCOS of the eastern bush meat forest.

Ma Mary

UnitedStatesofAfrica, I like a bonne mote when I see one. That last one playing on the name "Nfor" was very witty, but I am afraid you are wrong about the basics. I shall be addressing why you are wrong, over time. It is always an excellent opportunity to bring people to our side, the right side.

Ma Mary

Clear thinking always serves one well even in the worm-like morass of rapid change.

UnitedStatesofAfrica

Thank you very much Ma Mary for your compliments.Looking forward to see how you are going to proof me wrong.

Legima Doh

USAfrica,

That was not a compliment from Ma Mary.Are you blind or unable to get context meaning?

Peace UPon our motherland.

Legima Doh,
ScNc

UnitedStatesofAfrica

Legima Doh, I was being sarcastic. Gosh!!! do you have a sense of humour? or do you just sit in your apartment every day and complain about Fru Ndi? what a dweeb.

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