The lead opposition party in Cameroon has celebrated its 30th anniversary of creation without the usual pump and colour.
The exigencies for the fight against the corona virus pandemic prompted the cancellation of celebrations.
However, the anniversary was occasion for party officials to review three decades of existence in Cameroon’s political landscape.
In the North West Regional Capital, Bamenda, the head of the regional bureau, Hon. Njong Evarestus said the future is bright as the SDF will continue holding government to be more accountable, improve the democratic landscape and seek lasting solutions to the country’s challenges.
Party supporters used the occasion to salute the role of the SDF in governance and democracy.
In the economic capital, Douala, where the party has always had elected representatives at municipal and legislative levels, it was a moment of reflection.
Supporters of the SDF party in the West region were urged to be exemplary and contribute to national unity by big wigs of the party in the region.
Some political minds are however, of the opinion that the SDF has reached its zenith and it is in a state of decline.
The scope of influence of the SDF on the political scene has been on a steady decline as the numbers of municipal councillors, Members of the National Assembly and The Senate has dwindled sharply in the last elections.
The Social Democratic Front Party, SDF party that credits itself for bringing democracy and civil liberty in Cameroon was launched in1990 by its Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi.
The party has been runner in all elections it took part in except for the last Presidential election when they came 4th and during the municipal and legislative elections where they held similar scores.
The party counts 5 members of the National Assembly and 7 Senators