Cameroonian President Biya to face main opposition SDF 49-year-old candidate
By Azania Post Reporter
The longest serving Cameroonian President Paul Biya (85) has now got an opponent , a youngman of 49 Joshua Osih in Presidential election this year, The Africanews has reported.
The report said Osih who comes from Cameroon’s southwest region becomes the Presidential candidate for the opposition SDF party which elected him during the Social Democratic Front (SDF) Convention in Bamenda.
The opposition presidential candidate who is also a lawmaker and an aviation expert has a landslide victory of 1,021 votes against his challenger Ford Nchinda who got 134 votes in an election at the SDF congress polling .
He remains deputy chairperson of the party which is still led by Ni John Fru Ndi, 77, founder of the SDF.
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.
Cameroon has a busy electoral year in which they are set to pick senators in late March, 2018. 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.
The respective dates are yet to be determined by the President. President Biya, 85 who has ruled Cameroon from 1982, is expected to seek a mandate extension after over three decades in charge of the Central African country.