On Saturday the 5th of November 2016, the National Executive Committee of the SDF met in Bamenda to discuss on several issues within and without the SDF. BaretaNews shall focus on the national level since it involves the welfare, economic and political conditions of fellow Cameroonians.
Mindful of the fact that the SDF stands as the dominant opposition party in the Cameroons, these resolutions would go a long way to impact the national territory. The Saturday 5th NEC meeting was chaired by the SDF National Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi. The SDF expressed heartfelt condolences to the victims and families of the Eseka railway accident as well as the quick recovery to wounded victims. The SDF expressed their grievances and dislikes on the very poor nature of the road networks in the Cameroons.
In this regard, the SDF urged the Biya’s government to install programs that will reconstruct national road-networks and thus provide Cameroonians with reliable road infrastructures. One of the decisions which called the attention of BaretaNews is the ongoing Common Law Lawyers protest. The SDF in the November 5th NEC resolutions pledged their supports to the course of the Anglophone Common Law Lawyers, encouraging them to pursue their aspirations for a better common law system. The SDF emphasized to the Lawyers on the need to move on with their actions because Mr Biya listens to just one language which is “the language of force”.
The SDF moved on to also applaud the efforts and supports from the Confederation of Former Anglophone Student Leaders, Activists and Civil Society Representatives in Cameroon as well as the Teachers Trade Union (CATUC).
We call on all Cameroonians of goodwill to join in the struggles to restore in our country a Federal system of governance . This is the best mechanism through which the by-jural and by-cultural nature of the two entities that came together at independence to constitute our country can be maintained- Fru Ndi, SDF Chairman wrote.
Based on the aforementioned resolutions at the national level, BaretaNews applaud this move from the SDF and calls on all Anglophones to join this fight.
As we go to press, Lawyers today in Bamenda protested and were met with violence by La Republique forces. We gathered that the Lawyers will be meeting in Buea on Wednesday 9th November for yet another protest action.
God is still saying something.