Anglophone crisis: Achidi Achu prepares to flee Cameroon

Former Prime minister Simon Achidi Achu is preparing to flee Cameroon.

Senator Simon Achidi Achu

Reports reaching indicates that the 83 years old Cameroonian politician made the decision following an advice from Etoudi that it is a decision he must make following the present cleansing of Anglophones in the two English speaking regions of the Cameroon.


The  leading member of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM), who was appointed as Chairman of the National Investment Corporation in 2003, and elected to the Senate House  in 2013 had just arrived Yaounde early afternoon Sunday October 1st,2017 to join his fellow colleagues Senators and Members of Parliament to demonstrate at the Reunification Monument to say no to the split of the country when he was advised by state intelligence  not to return to his Rockfarm residence in Santa sub-division of the Northwest region.

The Anglophone who served as Prime Minister of Cameroon from 1992 to 1996 immediately  sorted travel ducuments and filed at the US embassy Yaounde early Monday 2nd Oct.2017 gathered.

We understand the one time Minister of Justice from 1972 to 1975 finally secured his visa to the United States, but  Pa Achidi Achu who had arrived Yaounde at the call of Niat Njifenji, the President of the Senate and Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, President of the National Assembly  to demonstrate, is yet to leave Cameroon and is still in his hotel room in Yaounde .

He went almost unoticed during the occassion regrouping of Senators and Mps at the reunification monument which was erected about 45 years ago to celebrate the Reunification of Cameroon.


Recall that speaking at the inner chambers of Ayaba Hotel Wednesday September 6, 2017, Senator Achu begged for school in English speaking parts of the country  to resume lamenting that he thought the population was respecting ghost town at first because of those detained .For him  a majority of the anglophone detainees have been released.

By Moh Mbawm

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