BaretaNews is getting information that over 30 political parties including the Alliance of Progressive Forces of Bernard Muna, Universe party of Prof. Mvondo Nkou is ready to co-opt Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh to face Paul Biya in 2018, with the added bonus of several million dollars from a powerful American lobby. Christopher is yet to make his intentions known to the public 2 years before the elections.
La Vitrine newspaper Cameroon in its edition of July 5, 2016, writes that already 30 parties are for the Pan Africanist candidature. This information was also made known earlier to BaretaNews by prominent Youth Leader Nde Angelbert who is supporting Christopher for the top job.
BaretaNews notes that most of these political parties are mushroom parties who only show their heads during elections to take part in the booty. Most of them own as little as few supporters, including family members and friends. It is not yet known which of the political parties have a large following that could galvanize support behind Fomunyoh. However, the aspect of political parties thinking to unite behind a candidate is a welcome idea and should be encouraged.
Those who want to see Fomunyoh as President says he has many advantages than most people in the Cameroonian political space can match. They say he has an excellent intellectual and professional background with great administrative and managerial experience both at national and international levels. They see in him a servant loving father who loves and is so a passionate to bring change to his country.
But Who is Christopher Fomunyoh?
Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh was born on the 14th of August 1956 in Guzang, in Momo Division, North West Region Cameroon. Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh is founding president of the Fomunyoh Foundation – a non-governmental and nonprofit organizations involved in the areas of democracy, social and humanitarian Cameroon. Since its launch in 1999, the Foundation headquartered in Bamenda organizes training seminars and capacity building for civil society organizations and journalists. He also conducts activities in partnership with developing structures such as women Bonadalé, Douala in the Littoral and the chiefdom Foto Dschang in the West.
The Foundation also made donations of books in several municipalities and academic institutions in all regions of the Cameroons and he has devoted himself to political development de-emerging democracies in Africa. As Regional Director for Africa at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Dr. Fomunyoh organized and advised delegations of international observers for national elections in Benin, Cameroon, Republic of Central in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
He was recently invited to make statements on various African issues before the parliamentary committees of the US Congress . As an expert on democratization in Africa, Dr. Fomunyoh regularly intervenes in BBC programs, CNN, Voice of America, RFI and several TV stations and foreign radio stations. He is frequently quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Le Monde and the International Herald Tribune. Dr. Fomunyoh frequently travels to Africa, Europe, and North America.
He is fluently bilingual in English and French.He holds a Law Degree from the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon, a Master’s degree (LLM.) in International Law from the prestigious Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Boston University.
It is, therefore, no doubts that Fomunyoh holds a very rich profile but the political situation in the Cameroons can make a big person becomes a crying and nagging baby within minutes. It is our hope that these political parties will genuinely rally behind him and maybe more household names will join him in his quest for Change. While Fomunyoh has remained silent, insight sources confirmed to BaretaNews that he wants it to sound as a “People’s Call”, he will be making a statement sooner or later in terms of his 2018 Presidential candidacy.
God is still saying something.