Professor Jean Emmanuel Pondi: The son of a traitor, who grew in a tradition of betrayal, can only be a traitor
Professor Jean Emmanuel Pondi, has recently been disparaging the Southern Cameroons quest for Independence with analogies that leave much to be desired. Using counterfactual arguments, Professor Pondi misrepresents the aspirations of Southern Cameroonians, and fails to acknowledge the incontrovertible fact that all English speaking countries in Africa are more democratic and more prosperous than those under the French neo-colonial yolk.
Jean Emmanuel Pondi, is the son of Ahidjo’s executioner and betrayer of the Bassa nationalist, Ruben Um Nyobe. With a father, whose job was to spy on the nationalist leader of the Cameroonian people, ending up in his assassination, by the French, Jean Emmanuel Pondi, is the fruit that does not fall far from the tree.
Professor Pondi’s father is the architect of the betrayal of the UPC nationalist movement, for which he was rewarded with numerous diplomatic appointments that took him to Congo, London and the United States, where Jean Emmanuel had the privilege of earning a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jean Emmanel Pondi, has been trained to walk in the shoes of his father. He is an ambitious Francophile whose advantage is that he is fluent in English and a connoisseur of American international relations.
Jean Emmanuel Pondi, would be the last person to put his knowledge at the service of truth. He is the quintessential careerist who uses his knowledge at the service of falsehood as his father did. After all, that is how he ended up in Washington to acquire the education that his cousins born in Ngog Mapoubi did not have the opportunity to acquire.
The son of a traitor, who grew in a tradition of betrayal, can only be a traitor.
NB Even his wife was gotten for him by has late father