Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi says he turned down orders from Amba boys at gun point.
“…the boys ordered me to declare on camera that all municipal councilors, members of parliament and senators of the Social Democratic Front SDF should resign from their posts within the next 24 hours and support the struggle for the restoration of Ambazonia statehood”. Ni John Fru Ndi told the press at his Ntarikon residence in Bamenda Sunday June 30th 2019.
Kidnapped from his residence in Ntarikon Bamenda in the North West region of Cameroon Friday June 28th, the Chairman of the SDF explained how the boys interrogated him in their camp.
On why the fighters want elected representatives of the SDF party to resign,the fighters told Fru Ndi that the officials are disturbing their fight for the restoration of Ambazonia statehood by the mere fact that they are still in institutions of the republic of Cameroon.
“I will not ask SDF elected representatives to resign as a means of encouraging the fight because I believe in dialogue and not war.I will go to Yaounde, meet the MPs, Mayors and senators to discuss the issue and design our own approach to the problem. For now, I cannot respect your 24 hours ultimatum to call for their resignation.”Fru Ndi answered the boys with boldness and determination.
He enumerated several efforts made by SDF lawmakers since 2017 to get the Anglophone crisis discussed both at the National Assembly and the Senate. Efforts the SDF chieftain says have not been demonstrated by any other political parties represented in the law making houses.
To the emblematic leader of the opposition in Cameroon, holding guns and demanding a change of political happenings in a country is just « a weapon of the weak » and he will not succumb to that.
Questioning why there is a particular interest on the SDF municipal councilors, MPs and Senators to resign,the amba boys said they believe that SDF is representing the aspiration of the people and thus a collective resignation will be a big blow to the regime of president Paul Biya.
Besides asking the chairman to order the resignation of SDF elective representatives, the boys accused him of being ‘a black leg’ (betrayal). To them, they suffer in the bush fighting for the people while Fru Ndi is feeding fat in his palace. Allegations the chairman denied. He accuses the boys of betrayal too by calling them ‘dark legs’ ,meaning that they have betrayed the people of the north west and south west regions and not him.
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