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OBITUARY : Simon Achidi Achu, Former PM Dies

The Member of the Central Committee of the CPDM died in the United States of America, yesterday May 4, 2021, family sources said.

Family sources said the statesman who died at 87 has been sick for a while now. Of the pioneer wave of senators voted in 2013, Simon Achidi Achu was the Prime Minister of Cameroon from 1992 to 1996 and former Minister of Justice from 1972 to 1975.
Achidi Achu is seen as a shrewd patriotic leader who withstood the rebellion of the nineties when multi-party politics was introduced in Cameroon. He stood for the CPDM and paid the price. Members of the opposition torched his properties.
He will be remembered for his famous phrases in Pidgin English, “politics na njangi” and “scratch my back, I scratch your own” loosely translated as politics is a give-and-take game.


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