Achidi Achu, Former PM Interred



Late Rt. Hon. Simon Achidi Achu in Casket 

The remains of Cameroon's pioneer English-speaking Prime Minister has been buried in his native Santa subdivision.

In an official ceremony where the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute, presided on behalf of the Head of the state, saw mourners pay glowing tributes to the legacy of the Rt Honourable Simon Achidi Achu.


Prime Minister, Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute flanked by NW Governor and Mezam SDO


Philemon Yang, leader of the CPDM Delegation noted that Pa Achu stirred the ship of Government in Cameroon's most political unstable time, a man who demystified politics with his simplicity. Pa Achu was a diehard of the Cameroon People Democratic Movement.

To immortalize his memory, he was posthumously raised to the Grand cordon of the Cameroon order of merit.

His legacy was further re-echoed in a message from Cameroon's President, Paul Biya. He described the fallen statesman as level-headed and an astute politician.


The preacher of the day, Rev Miki Hans, synod clerk of the PCC preaching on the theme; "Do not let your heart be troubled" softened the hearts of the mourners with powerful words from the book of John 14:1-3.

The 87-year-old fallen statesman will be remembered for his devotedness in service.



Late Rt. Honourable Simon Achidi Achu served as the first Anglophone Prime Minister, Minister of Justice and a Vice President to the upper house of Assembly (Senate House) 

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