It was relayed on social networks at the end of last week that John Fru Ndi, National Chairman of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) was operated and hospitalized at the Shisong Catholic Hospital in Kumbo. Some of the fans and supporters of the President of SDF in particular even wished him a speedy recovery.
Reports that John Fru Ndi was suffering from a viral disease began circulating on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, when a Cameroonian blogger based in Belgium, citing a “reliable source” in Kumbo, posted that the President of the main opposition party is not feeling well. The blogger noted that John Fru Ndi, on Friday, September 16, 2016, underwent an operation conducted by a special team of Spanish doctors.
But when the Guardian Post newspaper contacted Nkelemo Denis, SDF Assistant Secretary in charge of communication, he dismissed the fact that the health of John Fru Ndi was deteriorating. Asked if the president was released from the hospital, the Deputy Secretary of the party said, “The President is fine. He is not in a hospital, unless you want to give me new information, ” he said.
The in charge of communication of the SDF noted that online information media were unfounded. He advised journalists to be careful with whom they come in contact in the ranks of the homeless for information, adding that some party members are “clowns and have bad intentions.“
Another member of the SDF, an MP close to the Chairman says that he is in top form. For him, if the president was sick and hospitalized, he would have long ago been aware.
In its publication of Thursday, September 22, 2016, The Guardian Post says John Fru Ndi is the head of the party since its inception in 1990. reached by telephone, the Chairman of the SDF said “I’m fine,” to a curious journalist based Bamenda, who asked him about his health. He did not specify however, if he was well after the supposed surgery or, if he was okay since. He did not say where he was when he was talking to the reporter.
It should be noted that most of the politicians of the state are reluctant to admit they have a state of delicate health, while others simply struggling to maintain their state of health as secret as possible.