Two mayors of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) took part in the so-called National Day celebrations in Bamenda. The SDF elected officials were seen in the front row during the 45th edition of the Francophone feast of unity. A statement from the National Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi released by the National Executive Committee had called on all SDF militants to boycott the celebration of the said festival. The SDF has vowed to punish all elected representatives who disrespected the National Chairman.
The Social Democratic Front observed in the press release that the boycott action was in protest against the management of the Anglophone crisis by the Government. It was shocking therefore in the city of Bamenda in the North-West Region that these mayors were seen demonstrating support and loyalty to the Biya Francophone regime.
In the photo attached to this report, the SDF mayors of Bamenda II and III Fidelis Balick Awa and Cletus Fongu mischievously appeared in the first rank and demonstrated absolute disregard for the SDF leadership and the National Executive Committee. The situation was same in Meiganga with an SDF Senator in attendance.
However, the SDF did not take part in any of the activities in Bamenda. A source close to the Mezam SDO’s office was quoted as saying “We believe that Mayors cease to belong to political parties, since they are an important link in the institutions”.
By Fru James
Cameroon Intelligence Report with files from CIN