!DOCTYPE html>
All for Joomla All for Webmasters


SDF barks over media reports of being funded from the Cameroon treasury

The SDF's decision not to be part of this year's National Day has attracted a media campaign, a move which the party's scribe Senator Jean Tsomelou has described as attempts to destabilize the party.

The socialist movement is accused of eating from the same plate with the regime. Monday's editions of French dailies, "L'independent" and "Le Soir" carried stories on the SDF with claims that the party had received over 6.5 billion FCFA during the 2011 Presidential and the 2013 Municipal, legislative and Senatorial elections.


In the midst of this scandal, the Secretary General of the SDF has lashed out at attempts from some people to tarnish the image of the party. In a communique released yesterday, Senator Jean Tsomelou argues that these French dailies are being sponsored by a cabal to hit the party. He doubts how many publications will work on a story, treat it similarly at the same when it was not a press conference.

He says the party will reserve the right to take to court these media organs and journalists for defamation.

Observers however say if would be difficult for the SDF to claim it has never received money from the state since MPs, Senators and recently mayors all receive some form of remuneration from the state. Beyond party assistance it is also alleged the SDF chairman,  John Fru Ndi had received assistance from the state purse during the death if his wife. And that millions were spent for in the build up to the historic meeting between President Paul Biya and John Fru Ndi in 2010. But whether such money received implies that the state is financing the party is the bone of contention.

SDF says the law of 2012/001 of 19 April 2012 modified and completed by law number 2012/017 of 21 December 2012, gives room for political parties not only SDF to receive funding from the State and not a gift from State. And such subventions doesn't mean that the party is funded by the regime. However critics say such legislation gives room for political "blackmail" and political parties should be able to auto finance themselves and stop receiving subventions from the state.

If What the SDF says is True,why then did the Newspapers Attempt to SET such an AGENDA at this moment.

Concord Newsdesk

A plea from Cameroon Concord........

Thank you for reading our magazine, we have a plea to ask you our readers. Over the last two years, hits on our articles have been climbing, we have had an increase in clicks and also a broader reading audience on our social media channels.Our readers have been writing to us requestion for news updates from Cameroon/Southern Cameroons. We have as well been trying to give you the best we can, however, we are short of finances to recruit reporters to carry on independent and investigative journalism which takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. We are therefore pleading on you to support our efforts for this platform to be able to keep up the good work we are doing.

For as little as €1, you can support Cameroon Concord– and it only takes a minute. Thank you.


Website: www.cameroon-concord.com Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Share your views on this article

Headlines On Cameroonian English Tabloids

Modern Villa For Sale in Yaounde Cameroon

Cameroon Concord  is an online publication covering and reporting on  local and world news, sports, entertainment, politics, business, and religious news. Serving Cameroonians .



Get the latest news and information delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to our news alerts.



Right Click

No right click

We use cookies to improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. More details…