Ni John Fru Ndi, Chairman of the Social Democratic Front-SDF( leading opposition party) in Cameroon has said that in his New Year Message, President Biya proposed no solution to the problems of the English-speaking part of the country. Ni John Fru Ndi expressed disappointment and added..."I do not expect anything from this speech. He did not say anything about the young people who were killed ... He did not say anything about the return of Anglophone students to school. Whether Anglophone students go back to school or not, it does not matter, whether schools reopen or not, it's not his problem ... " Fru Ndi also wondered whether Biya could not say sorry to the lawyers, Teachers and English-speaking students who, in his opinion, only defended their rights to freely express themselves.
It is worth noting that President Biya did not spare the protesters who rose in the Anglophone part of the country. He did not hesitate to call them "extremists, manipulated and instrumentalized". "Cameroonians have lost their lives; Public and private buildings have been destroyed; The most sacred symbols of our nation have been profaned; The economic activities were temporarily paralyzed. All this, you will agree, is UNACCEPTABLE" hammered Paul Biya. He promised to draw all the consequences of the various investigations in progress on this subject. Yet reiterated that he could go an extra mile.