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Cameroon: SDF to decide on Joshua Osih’s fate in three weeks

Joshua Osih’s fate as member of the Social Democratic Front hangs is on the balance with the legal department of…

Joshua Osih’s fate as member of the Social Democratic Front hangs is on the balance with the legal department of the party given three weeks to investigate and present findings in the accusations levied against him by the party’s Littoral branch.


Meeting in Yaounde last weekend, the National Executive Committee of the SDF, admitted the file tabled by the Littoral regional bureau of the party and immediately transferred it to the legal department.

According to part of the resolutions of the said NEC meeting attended by the accused though not right up to the end, the legal department will study the case in accordance with the party’s legal provisions and report in three weeks from the date of the meeting for appropriate action to be taken.

Joshua Osih, Vice President of the Social Democratic Front and Member of Parliament for Wouri Centre is accused on anti-party activities by the SDF Littoral Regional bureau.

Osih’s decision to sign a petition from a group of MPs- mostly led by the ruling CPDM- calling on the US Congress to refrain from interfering into Cameroon’s affairs did not go down well with some members of the party. Meeting in Yaounde last month, the National Executice Committee of the party had called on Hon. Osih to withdraw his signature and refrain from such acts in the future.

The Littoral Regional bureau of the SDF accused Hon. Osih of anti-party activities and self-excluding himself from the party. Acts which the said automatically triggers the famous but controversial 8.2 “expulsion” clause of the party.

With the file declared admissible after it was submitted last Saturday at the NEC that held in Yaounde, Hon. Osih-who left the meeting before the end to catch up with a flight- will know his fate when the commission! Must have finished work in three weeks.

Hon. Osih was equally instructed to prepare the report of the last Presidential, parliamentary and Municipal elections that were managed under his supervision and make them ready for appraisal and discussion in the next NEC meeting.

Apart from the above mentioned resolutions, the party has called on the Littoral regional chairman, Hon. Jean Michel Nintcheu to desist from trying to execute the provisions of article 8.2 when his request has been accepted for evaluation.

It equally calls on all members to strictly respect the party’s communiqué put out by the Secretary General with regards to carrying internal debates to the media.

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