Cameroon's main opposition SDF elects 49-year-old candidate to face Biya | Africanews
3 weeks ago, 01:18
Joshua Osih, a 49-year-old lawmaker has been elected as flagbearer of Cameroon's main opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF).
He was elected during the SDF Convention in #Bamenda pic.twitter.com/ZGxBhZ5h24 Ndi who was the party's candidate in the last election said he was leaving the stage for younger politicians at the party's congress held in capital of the northwest region of Bamenda. "
I will not present my candidature for the Presidential election, I want you to chose who is best to be the flag bearer," Ndii told delegates.
The elections will in effect mark the start of a busy electoral calender as it is set to be followed by council, legislative and presidential elections later this year.
President Biya, 85, is expected to seek a mandate extension after over three decades in charge of the Central African country.
His regime has faced secession threats in the predominantly Anglophone regions - northwest and southwest.
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