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Calls for President Biya to run spiteful of Cameroonians says NDI’s Chris Fomunyoh

February 23, 2016

By Ajong Mbapndah L

The Cameroonian Youth remains a source of hope says Fomunyoh

The Cameroonian Youth remains a source of hope says Fomunyoh

For a country with the kind of potential and human resources that Cameroon has, calls for President Paul Biya to seek another term of office will be a setback for the democratization process says Dr Chris Fomunyoh, Senior Associate and Regional Director for Central and West Africa  at the National Democratic Institute-NDI.

In an Interview at his Washington,DC,Office after his most recent trip to Cameroon, Fomunyoh said after over thirty years in power and in his 80s, it will not serve the best interest of Cameroon if Biya bows in to the drum beats of partisan chorus for another term of office.

“In times of attacks from Boko Haram, at a time when the President has not set foot in the Grand North where the bulk of attacks are taking place, and at a time when there is no thought of making the next elections credible, soviet era calls for President Biya to run are spiteful of Cameroonians,” says Fomunyoh.

Lauding the Cameroonian military for the gallantry in the fight against Boko Haram, Fomunyoh was apprehensive of the effects that the war will have on people in the Grand North Region in the long term. The region was already underdeveloped and the impact of the war will linger around for a while,he said. Dwelling on the myriad of challenges facing Cameroon, Fomunyoh said the country needs the freest and most inclusive elections possible to avoid calamities that have befallen other African countries.

Paying a courtesy call to  President Roch Marc Kabore of Burkina Faso, Dr Fomunyoh and the NDI have been very active in facilitating democratic change across Africa

Paying a courtesy call to President Roch Marc Kabore of Burkina Faso, Dr Fomunyoh and the NDI have been very active in facilitating democratic change across Africa

The constitutional foundation of Cameroon is very fragile says Dr Fomunyoh, whose regular visits and engagement with people across the country continue to fuel speculations that he may be in for a Presidential run.  Though he did not confirm his Presidential ambitions, Dr Fomunyoh signaled his intent to remain actively engaged in the the quest for solutions to shape a better way forward for Cameroon.

In the interview which started with questions on developments in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, Dr Fomunyoh also discussed the growing terror threats across Africa and the role that former leaders can play after leaving office.

 

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2 responses to “Calls for President Biya to run spiteful of Cameroonians says NDI’s Chris Fomunyoh”

  1. “USDP stands for everything else in 2018 Presidential Election, except Paul Biya”
    “If you get into a car to be driven by a man of 83, it means that you are on a suicide mission, and similarly, if you go into a hospital and you are being led to be operated by a man of 83 years, it means you have chosen to die on that day.”
    USDP is call on the youths of Cameroon and also those in the Diaspora to join us to say NO to President Paul Biya in 2018 Presidential election.

    « PSDU propose soutien tous l’autre candidat pour l’election présidentiel en 2018, sauf Paul Biya »
    « Si vous entrez dans une voiture pour vous laisser conduire par un homme de 83 ans, c’est que vous êtes suicidaire; de même, si vous allez dans un hôpital et vous vous laissez opérer par un homme de 83 ans, c’est que vous avez décidé de mourir. »
    PSDU fait appel à la jeunesse Camerounaise et aussi ceux de la diaspora de se joindre à nous pour dire NON au Président Paul Biya de ce présenté à l’élection présidentielle en 2018.

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  2. cromwell richy says:

    That’s great Dr, Fri Ndi is now a part of the political mess in Cameroon, with the organised motion of Support to Biya the dictator we know the results of the up forth coming elections is available, Dr Forminyoh Christopher charity they say begins at home, I think it’s high time you started thinking of joining the presidential race, You are indeed a patriot and we know your role in assisting displaced children during the fight against book haram, sir we’ll invite you to join the presidential race, should Biya retire today? Succession will post another problem, for Fru ndi is in no way different from. Biya, Long live Cameroon, long live, Bamenda, Long live Dr Christ Forminyoh

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