Independence Is All We Want for Southern Cameroons
-By Anumboh Eveline Mafor
When Lawyers and Teachers went on the streets in October 2016 to express their dissatisfaction for arrempts to assimilate the Common Law Legal system into the Public law system and the continuous use of French Teachers in English schools in Southern Cameroons who were teaching kids in a language that they did not understand, little did the Government of La Republique du Cameroun know it was just the reawakening of the Anglophone Problem which eventually led to the declaration of war by President Paul Biya of La Republique du Cameroun on 30th November 2017.
This was followed by the abduction and illegal deportation of the President of Southern Cameroons Ambazonia and his Cabinet during a meeting at Nera Hotel in Nigeria on January 5, 2018. They were kept incommunicado for over a year without access to their Lawyers, Doctors, and the RedCross and Family members. This was in breach of all international conventions in which La Republique du Cameroun is signatory to. Our President and his Cabinet were later sentenced to life imprisonment by the Yaounde Military Tribunal. Dr NforNgallaNfor who is the national Chairman of the SCNC remains in Prison with them charged for secession and hostility against the state of La Republique du Cameroun.
For two years now, our leaders remain locked up in Yaounde against their will. We continue to call on the Government of La Republique du Cameroun to free our leaders. The quest for the restoration of the Independence of Southern Cameroons will intensify diplomatically while we also seek justice for the genocide that is being carried out on our people which has claimed well over 15 000 lives and over 350 villages burnt down by soldiers from La Republique du Cameroun.
We say no to assimilation. There is no turning back until we get to Buea to celebrate freedom and Independence and rebuild our country Southern Cameroon’s Ambazonia.