16, May 2017
SDF Secretary General says public funding does not oblige the party to follow Biya in his totalitarian and irresponsible abuses against West Cameroonians 0
The Social Democratic Front (SDF) has expressed outrage with certain Francophone newspapers that recently accused the leadership of receiving financial donations from the Biya regime. In a statement issued on May 15, 2017, the Secretary General of the party, Jean Tsomelou disputed the allegations leveled against the SDF.
Reacting to reports that the main opposition party received 6.5 billion CFA francs from the government, he replied that this was only a campaign of blackmail and intimidation. “The large family of the SDF was astounded on May 15, 2017 by a suspicious and anti-professional behavior of certain Francophone bodies of the Cameroon press.”
Jean Tsomelou also accused the Yaoundé based Francophone media of serious and misleading reporting against the Social Democratic Front -SDF and its national president Ni John Fru Ndi. For the Secretary General of the SDF, public funding of political parties “is not a gift” and does not oblige the party “to follow the Head of State in his totalitarian and irresponsible abuses since the beginning of the Southern Cameroons crisis.”
The SDF also pointed out those there vicious allegations came from a highly placed Cameroon government official. For this reason, the SDF Secretary revealed that a special edition of the SDF ECHO will clarify national and international opinion on the realities of public funding of parties as provided for by law and that the SDF will prosecute before the competent courts “the perpetrators and accomplices of this acts.”
The newspapers Le Soir and L’Independent are among the press organs that have reported the billions received from the government by the SDF.
By Rita Akana
Cameroon Concord News