John Fru Ndi’s party argues that this is not a gift.
The Social Democratic Front (SDF) is angry with Cameroonian newspapers. In a statement issued on May 15, 2017, its secretary general Jean Tsomelou disputes the accusations leveled against them by some newspapers on newsstand today. Reacting to reports that the main opposition party has received 6.5 billion CFA francs from the government, he replies that this is only a campaign of demonization. “The large family of the SDF was astounded on May 15, 2017 by the suspicious and anti-professional behavior of certain Francophone bodies of the Cameroon press, advancing false accusations against the Social Democratic Front -SDF and its national president Ni John Fru Ndi on the preferential treatment they receive from the State of Cameroon “.
The SDF refers to “allegations of possible destruction” from “a single high-level source“. She denounced “a piecemeal and too tendentious treatment of information“. For this reason, she proposes to use her right of reply to clarify in a special edition of his SDF ECHO newspaper the national and international opinion on the realities of public funding of parties as provided for by law, to prosecute before the competent courts “the perpetrators and accomplices of this forfeiture if this proves to be timely and necessary.”
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 major crisis in the northwest and southwest regions of our country “. The newspapers Le Soir and L’Inde are among the press organs that have reported the billions received from the government by the SDF.