Senior Equinox Journalist Prince Nfor Hanson has profiled two Anglophones who could possibly take over from Biya come 2017/2018. He thinks these two gentlemen have what it takes to lead Cameroon. On his Facebook page, he wrote:
Popular opinion is to see power change hands, not from BETI, BULU to North But to North West or South West and there are two men distinguishing themselves. Even though one (Osih) could be held down by party decision , the (Christopher) other’s activities in Cameroon is imminent the political lines are being drawn.
DR CHRISTOPHER FOMUNYOH: The American Way
Christopher Fomunyoh (born 14 August 1956) is the Senior Associate for Africa and Regional Director at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. The first son of coffee farmers in his native village of Guzang – Batibo sub -division, Fomunyoh attended Christian primary education institutions in Guzang, Ambo, and Eka-Bifang, then went on to the Cameroon Protestant College, Bali for secondary school studies, graduating in 1973. He later attended the Cameroon College of Arts, Science and Technology Bambili and obtained the General Certificate of Education Advanced levels in 1975, before proceeding to University of Yaoundé, Faculty of Law and Economics.
Fomunyoh holds a License en Droit from the University of Yaoundé, 1979; an LL.M. in International Law from Harvard Law School, 1989; and a Ph. D. in Political Science from Boston University, 1993. He also holds a professional certificate in Air Law from the Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III. Dr. Fomunyoh adjunct professor in the African Center for Strategic Studies,and a former adjunct professor of African Politics & Government at Georgetown University. He is perfectly articulate in both French and English. He is a good substitute at ETOUDI
Joshua OSIH, aka JOSH: The SDF Vice National Chairman and MP
Joshua Nambangi OSIH is born 09 December 1968 in Kumba, Cameroon . He is the son of Rev. Dr. Reuben OSIH – (Ret) Ndian Division – Cameroon and Therese OSIH – (Ret) Kribi – Cameroon.
Joshua, aka as Josh is Married to Tina Osih née Kabangu, and is the father of 3 children. He speaks English, French, German, Some Local Dialects. He is First national Vice Chairman of Cameroon’s leading opposition party SDF.
He is trained and seasoned in aviation and aviation services, his passion, with over 22 years of service. He initially started with an option to be trained as a pilot when he got the opportunity to be recruited by a world leading airline in 1988, at the age of 20, to be trained to become a local airline manager for their company.
The exit of this company from the Cameroonian skies offered the opportunity to further develop his knowledge and skills and he finally decided to return to Cameroon in 2000 to develop his own business and further pursue his passion.
His years at various positions in the industry have allowed him to develop solid and lasting relationships with key industry players and commitments commitment to excellence and state-of-the-art industry standards have allowed him to develop a pole of excellence in Cameroon that is highly appreciated by his clients and client companies.
He has been elected as the best politician man of the years 2010 and 2011 by the CEA. If allowed by SDF to run for the 2018 Presidential, he can create surprises.
The Journalist concluded:
We think both candidates are good. They are perfectly bilingual, young and articulated. Osih has a political base, knows the Cameroon situation very well but could be stopped within the powerful SDF realm. Christopher has no political base in the Cameroons, not really known but he could be more open to aligned to any political party. Would any of these two challenge the CPDM candidate in 2018 Presidential elections? Do they have what it takes?
God is still saying something.