It was at the end of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the SDF led by the national chairman of the party, Ni John Fru Ndi, said it was important for children to return safely to school after government puts an end to the civil war.
A decision that was also highlighted in its August NEC sitting in Douala, where the party first mentioned it will not be involved in the parliamentary session of November if no concrete step was made towards peace in the affected regions.
" It is therefore, incumbent on Mr. Paul Biya, not only to bring the civil war to an end, but also provide a definitive solution that will reate an enabling environment for children to return to school.....failure to which the SDF shall be oblighed to withhold its parliamentarians from attending the November 2019 session.", read the statement in August.
The party reiterated that it will not take part in elections as long as the violence and insecurity continues in the Anglophone regions. This call for a boycott comes at a time when both Presidents of the Upper and Lower house of the National Assembly have convened sessions for Tuesday November 12.
This is the last session of the year for both houses, and debates are often focused on state budget. However, expectations are high that for once the Anglophone Crisis will be highlighted on this session and recommendations made at the Major National Dialogue could be discussed.