BaretaNews sources in Kumbo has just sent words to us that the Cameroons Main Opposition leader, Ni John Fru Ndi has not been well. He was at the Shisong Catholic Hospital,Kumbo on Friday 16th, September, North West Province (Region) where he was reportedly hospitalized.
Fru Ndi was born in Baba II, on 7 July 1941.The title of Ni, a marker of respect, was given to him when he was born. He attended school in Cameroon at the Baforchu Basel Mission and the Santa Native Authority before going to Nigeria to study (at Lagos City College) and work in 1957. In 1966, he returned to Cameroon and began selling vegetables.
He ran a bookstore in Bamenda, the Ebibi Book Centre, headed a football club from 1979 to 1988, and headed the Lions Club International branch in Bamenda from 1987 to 1988. He was a candidate of the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (RDPC) in the Mezan Central constituency during the single-party 1988 parliamentary election, losing to a different RDPC list
Fru Ndi is one of the co-founders of SDF, an opposition party, in 1990. He was elected as the SDF’s National Chairman at its 1st Ordinary National Convention, held in Bamenda in May 1992 and has been Chairman till date.
In the October 1992 presidential election, he made a strong showing against President Paul Biya, losing with 36% of the vote against Biya’s 40% according to official results though the SDF and international bodies said that the election was heavily frauded.
Fru Ndi has been a thorn to Mr. Biya since then
Our sources in Kumbo, however, indicated that Fru Ndi underwent a prostate operation by a special team from Spain, Europe. We wish the Chairman a speedy recovery.
God is still saying something.