The Social Democratic Front, SDF, has finally broken its long silence over the participation of some of its members in a letter addressed to the US congress over the armed conflict in Cameroon’s conflict hit regions.
At its first National Executive Committee, NEC meeting yesterday, the SDF resolved that its MPs were not justified in signing the said letter.
The NEC in its resolutions, said it “frowns at the signatories of the petition written to the American congress by some Members of the National Assembly, including the 1st Vice National President of the party, Honourable Joshua Osih, and tasks them to, with the same vigour, cause parliament with the CPDM obese majority and the Head of State to bring the Anglophone problem to the floor of parliament for discussion”.
“Otherwise,” it ordered, “the SDF MPs, signatory to that petition, should withdraw their signatures”.
The recent decision communicated in a release signed by party chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi it should be noted, comes at a time the March session of parliament is ongoing.
At the moment, it remains uncertain what the reaction of the party’s MPs signatory to the said letter would do.
Prior to the NEC, Hon Joshua Osih, SDF’s 1st Vice National President had said he had no regrets signing the letter, and went on to challenge former party mate, Hon Nintcheu and MRC party leader, Maurice Kamto for calling him out over the letter.
It should be noted that the missive was signed by predominantly MPs from the ruling CPDM party.
As part of measures to adapt to the fast-changing times, the NEC of the SDF party instructed its Secretary General “to work with the National Communication Secretary and the entire communication team to produce a social media charter for the party”.
The party also attacked government over the handling of the COVID-19 pandmic, citing laxity.
The laxity, the SDF NEC stated in a release signed by Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi added, “vehemently condemns the opacity and cacophony in the management of Covid funds and communication around the party.”