AGBOR BALLA REJECTS  JOHN FRU NDI AND EXPOSES THE SDF

AGBOR BALLA REJECTS JOHN FRU NDI AND EXPOSES THE SDF

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June 28, 2022 0

AGBOR BALLA REJECTS JOHN FRU NDI AND EXPOSES THE SDF

Cameroon: Agbor Balla says “no” to John Fru in Ndi

• John Fru Ndi appointed Agbor Balla to the Shadow cabinet of the SDF

• Me Agbor Balla refused this appointment

• The lawyer prefers to carry out his activities related to the defense of human rights

On June 16, the president of the SDF, John Fru Ndi made appointments within his party. Among those named was the lawyer Agbor Balla, whom he made head of judicial and legal affairs for the Social Democratic Front. In return, Me Agbor Balla wrote to him to decline this appointment and advises him instead to invest more in the fight against human rights violations in Cameroon. It should be noted that the lawyer is not the only one who refused this appointment which caused a stir within the party.

The editorial staff of camerounweb.com offers you below the correspondence translated from English to French from Me Agbor Balla.

“Thank you for the consideration you have for me by appointing me to a position in your party’s Shadow cabinet. I feel very honoured. I learned of this nomination when I arrived in Cameroon from the United States of America where I have just received the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for Human Rights.

When I arrived in Cameroon, I was engaged in the election of the Council of the Order and I was unable to meet you despite numerous attempts through a third party.

However, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept this appointment.

The political history of Cameroon cannot be written without a special place for yourself, your party the SDF and its unsung heroes and heroines.

Even minor improvements in our struggling democratic practice over the past three decades are largely attributable to the dynamism and leadership of the SDF. Thank you for your service.

Mr. Chairman, times have changed since the 1990s.

The new challenges facing our employees require new solutions and new approaches.

When teachers joined English-speaking lawyers in protesting the status quo, our fight for the rights of English speakers landed me unjustly in prison.

For six years now, my people, your people, our people have suffered grave human rights violations every day in a brutal conflict that partisan politics has failed to avert and has so far proven unable and little willing to solve.

My current priority is to promote and defend the human rights of those millions of victims who are otherwise sidelined by current politics in Cameroon.

I must remain objective, impartial and fully committed to this noble mission.

I therefore respectfully decline this nomination.

This country, right now, needs leaders who can reach out to all Cameroonians across party lines to work together for a better future.

This is the path I have chosen to follow.

It is a path traced by the blood of our people.

I take this opportunity to call on you to continue to make your voice heard for all victims of gross human rights violations in Cameroon.>>

Sincerely,

Nkongho Félix Agbor (Balla)

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