By Nfor Nfkfu
The death has been announced of Honourable Awudu Mbaya Cyprain,former SDF member of Parliament for Nkambe/Ndu Constituency, North West region of Cameroon
According to a statement made public by the Fon of Njap-Hon Awudu's village of origin , the statesman passed unto glory June 3, 2023 in the United States of America after a protracted illness.
"His Royal Highness, the Fon of Njap,
The Royal Family of Njap and The AWUDU Family in Cameroon, are saddened to inform the national and international communities of the passing unto glory of our Husband, Father, Brother, Grand Father and Great grand father Hon. Dr. Ta Nformi Yinkfu Awudu Mbaya Cyprien," an announcement from the the Fon of Njap reads.
The demise of Honourable Awudu Mbaya Cyprain is a big loss to the Wimbum community, the nation and the world as a whole.
The Njap Monarch called on the, "Wimbum Community all over the world, the Political Community in Cameroon and abroad, business associates, trading partners and collaborators in Cameroon and abroad, Cameroonians, Africans of good faith and the world at large to keep us in their prayers as we mourn the loss of our dear father."
The burial arrangements,The Hilltop Mail gathered will be made public later.
Hon Awudu Mbaya Cyprain served four conservative mandates representing the people of Nkambe at the National Assembly.He served in the bureau of the Assembly as Secretary and later Questor,a position he held until he retired from active politics in 2020.
He also held the position of President of the Pan African Parliamentary Network for Climate changed during his days at the Ngoa-Ekelle glass house.
He was first elected in 1997.He won re-election in 2002, 2007 and 2013.
He rejected calls to seek reelected in 2020 due to the armed conflict in the English speaking North West and South west regions.
After blaming Mps from the two regions for not adequately serving the people's interest, he declared that, "I will not March on blood to go back to Parliament".
Tributes have been pouring in since he was pronounced dead early Saturday June 3.
Most Wimbum people say he was an exceptional representative whose impact was felt in every corner of the Nkambe/Ndu constituency.
Owing to his achievements as Mp and a business man, he was bestowed several traditional titles including,Ta Nformi,Yinkfu amongst others.