The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Front, SDF party will be laid to rest on July 29, 2023, in his Baba II village of the North West Region.
According to a release from the family of Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi and the Social Democratic Front Party (SDF), the funeral of the late Chairman will take place from July 27 to 29, 2023.
The funeral will take place in three separate locations, including the Yaoundé Multipurpose Sports Complex on July 27, the Bamenda Grand Stand on July 28, and in Baba II on July 29.
The first Vice President of the SDF, Joshua Osih speaking at the residence of the deceased Chairman this Saturday July 24, 2023 said the funeral will begin with an ecumenical service at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex on Thursday, July 27. Later, the same day, the casket will be conveyed to Fru Ndi’s Nkolfoulou residence on the outskirts of Yaounde in the Centre Region for tributes.
The next day, July 28, the biological family, the SDF party as well as other mourners will travel to Bamenda for the Chairman’s final rally at the Grand Stand at Commercial Avenue in Bamenda, North West Region, birth place of the Social Democratic Front, SDF.
The late Chairman will subsequently be conveyed to Presbyterian Church Musang, where he served as a Christian, for an all night vigil and on Saturday, July 28, the Late Ni John Fru Ndi will embark on the final journey to the land of his ancestors in Baba II Village in Santa Subdivision of the North West Region where he will be laid to rest.
The release from the family and SDF indicates that the funeral ceremonies will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity for friends, colleagues, and supporters to pay their final respect to the late Chairman Ni John Fru Ndi, who was a prominent figure in the Cameroonian political landscape.
The funeral is scheduled to hold during the period when the SDF National Convention was initially scheduled. The convention was supposed to elect a new Chairman as Ni John Fru Ndi had announced his withdrawal from the front-line role, calling on the younger generation to take over the relay.