By announcing, on June 16 and unilaterally, a series of appointments within a party that he nevertheless says he wants to transmit, John Fru Ndi has made Fru Ndi. Delighted no doubt to take everyone by surprise. In return, Jean-Michel Nintcheu made Nintcheu, publicly criticizing the decision of the chairman and bringing together around from him, from June 23, some thirty of the most emblematic members of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) to formally contest these choices which undermine his influence within the party.
Cameroon: John Fru Ndi, the last fight?
It was in the capital, Yaoundé, that we met the colorful MP for Douala, on the sidelines of the parliamentary session which ended on July 6. To Young Africa, he says his conviction that his eternal rival, Joshua Osih, is behind the setbacks of the executives who are close to him, even if he refutes the idea of a leadership battle. He also pleads for a more radical political commitment to the regime of Paul Biya.
Capcov: Why do you contest the recent appointments made within the SDF by the chairman John Fru I am?
Jean-Michel Nintcheu: Because they are inappropriate. Usage dictates that the shadow cabinet be appointed directly after the congress and following wide consultations. This was not done after the 2018 congress, which led us to believe that there had been a tacit renewal of the current mandates. The mandates of the people concerned were due to end at the beginning of 2023. What was the point of replacing them now? It is as if the unacknowledged aim, with these appointments, was to artificially modify the balance of power within the Executive Committee. national [NEC].
Cameroon: war of succession to the SDF after the withdrawal of John Fru Ndi