The Ambazonia leader President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe says Ambazonia Restoration Forces should continue the Self-Defense against French Cameroun occupation of Southern Cameroons land until complete separation and independence is gotten from La Republique du Cameroun.
President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe made the comments in a soul-searching conversation with our correspondent in Yaounde during which he also appealed to Southern Cameroonians in the diaspora not to abandon Ambazonia refugees in LRC & Nigeria, IDPs within the homeland and those living in the bushes.
Hundreds of Ambazonian Self-Defense Forces, the defence wing of the Southern Cameroons Interim Government recently took part in October 1 celebrations throughout the territory.
The Ambazonia leader noted that the Federal Republic of Ambazonia came into the union with La Republique du Cameroun with special status and pointed out that there was no need for a “new special status after 58 years.”
Sisiku Ayuk Tabe observed that Southern Cameroonians have always been oppressed, but after just three years of the resistance Ambazonia is now a cornerstone and front to be reckoned with in the equations of war. He added that the massive deployment of French Cameroun army soldiers to Southern Cameroons and the failed so-called Grand National Dialogue represents the vigor of the Ambazonia Self-Defense Forces, the resistance, and the steadfastness of the Ambazonian people.
He challenged Southern Cameroonians who feel proud and confident of their participation at Mr Biya’s MND to each take a copy of the resolutions to their respective villages; invite their people to the village square, read aloud the resolutions, get the applause of the people. Anyone who cannot accomplish this simple fit, must consider himself/herself a let down to his/her people. Who do you represent, if you cannot face your people with the resolutions? He asked.
President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe further hailed Ambazonians in the diaspora, the locomotive of the restoration train as he refers to them, who are working hard and helping to improve Southern Cameroons capability to deter any threat posed by La Republique du Cameroun. He stressed that despite the atrocities of the French Cameroun government military, Southern Cameroonians in Ground Zero are imposing new facts, breaking old theories, and will remain steadfast.
The leader also denounced fake news circulating on social media on talks with the French Cameroun opposition group headed by Prof Maurice Kamto. He called on Southern Cameroonians to be more vigilant and place a watchful eye on people who are trying to use the Southern Cameroons war of independence for their self aggrandisement.
“The worst thing we face today in the Ambazonia war of independence is the belief held by some that they must lead and in so doing they must slander anyone with a different approach and different opinion” he added. Sisiku Ayuk Tabe also called for unity among all Ambazonia factions to defend the Southern Cameroons cause.
Southern Cameroons has been under French Cameroun military onslaught since 2017, which has caused a decline in living standards and claimed the lives of some 4000 Ambazonians.
By Chi Prudence Asong and Asu Isong in London