Some 15 parliamentarians of the Social Democratic Front, the so-called main opposition party in Cameroun reportedly have given their unflinching support to Hon. Wirba Joseph of the Jakiri constituency who fled the state of blood in Southern Cameroons.
The SDF MPs held a press conference in Yaoundé on Tuesday April 11, 2017 under the direct supervision of Joseph Mbah Ndam, Vice President of the SDF Parliamentary group. Cameroun Info.Net reported that the Moghamo politician urged House Speaker, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril to ensure that the parliamentary immunity of Hon. Joseph Wirba was not tampered with. Mbah Ndam also opined that the House Speaker should protect Wirba Joseph and make sure that he returns home without being arrested.
Hon. Mbah Ndam flanked by other SDF MPs including the National Vice President, Hon. Joshua Osih, reiterated their support for Joseph Wirba saying that he spoke their minds on the fateful day last November on the Anglophone problem. The Tuesday April the 11th press conference revealed two things namely: that the SDF is in search of a new Southern Cameroons identity and secondly that the party leadership headed by Ni John Fru Ndi has outlived its usefulness. The National Chairman of the party, Ni John FRU NDI had said he would not support the exiled MP. Fru Ndi further pointed out that Wirba did not act on behalf of the party and did not toe party line.
By paying a working visit to a Speaker who himself had kept his “nephew-bodyguard”, Gendarmerie Captain Bouba Simala in detention for more than a year on lame and ridiculous charges of attempted kidnapping, robbery and terrorism, Joseph Mbah Ndam confirmed our earlier position that the SDF party has been collaborating and not challenging the regime in Yaoundé. Mbah Ndam said “During this working visit, we expressed our indignation with respect to the arrest warrant issued on Wirba by the Delegate General for National Security in total violation of the laws of Cameroon…while waiting for the Speakers action, we remain in full solidarity with Hon. Wirba.”
The MP for the Jakiri constituency did not attend the March Parliamentary session over claims of an arrest warrant allegedly issued against him by the Francophone government. Local media reports say Wirba has left Cameroon and is now residing in the UK.
By Sama Ernest with Files from Cameroun Info.Net