Ever since the Ambazonia leader, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe reorganised the Southern Cameroons Interim Government and appointed Comrade Dabney Yerima as Vice President, the top political priority to some Southern Cameroonians in the USA has been to deny the legitimacy of the Interim Government. These individuals including the disgraced Dr Ikome Sako and the former Communications Secretary, Chris Anu are simply being short-sighted, myopic and petty.
Southern Cameroonians now know that all those refusing to join forces with the Interim Government and rally behind Vice President Dabney Yerima do not have a vision for Ambaland, or a policy position, or even a personal agenda. They simply are for Sisiku Ayuk Tabe’s demise.
Clearly, the tables have turned and we now have a French Cameroun leadership that has successfully infiltrated a cream of Southern Cameroons front liners with a very different agenda and potentially dangerous ideas for the people of Ambazonia.
The all-out French Cameroun military onslaught and the deliberate silence observed by the international community has left Southern Cameroonians reeling, scrambling to protect their Interim Government, its policies and the leader President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe whom they hold dearly.
Progressive forces in the USA have joined Southern Cameroonians in Europe and South Africa in resisting the actions of failed leaders such as Ikome Sako and Chris Anu. These two men have been using unprecedented levels of energy against the Ambazonia leader, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe. Their nasty actions against the Interim Government that brought them to the lime light of Southern Cameroons politics have not been working shockingly well so far. But we of the Cameroon Concord News Group fear that their activities which is not going to last, because it’s not enough to just be against a leader, will continue to delay our trip to Buea.
Sako and Chris are only fighting whatever President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and the Southern Cameroons Interim Government put on the table and this has greatly helped Vice President Yerima to settle down on the job and has allowed him to set the revolution agenda that badly needed a change.
Comrade Dabney Yerima is not playing games and he is not a man to mess around with! He has taken Southern Cameroonians back to the revolutionary principles and is slowly but surely crafting Ambazonia’s own new vision for what the Federal Republic of Ambazonia should be.
Frankly speaking, politics is a battle of ideas but NOT during a war of liberation. In spite of Paul Biya’s incoherent speeches, his disregard for historic facts on the Anglophone problem and his obvious personal flaws, Southern Cameroonians are miles away from Buea because some are still listening to empty talk from the disgruntled Sako and his Chris Anu gang.
It was very hard to pin Chris Anu to the job description assigned to him by President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe. As we write, Southern Cameroonians are still to comprehend whether Chris Anu was Communications Secretary or an ABC TV anchor man or better still a social media activist. He has never been clear about his ideas for Ambazonia, beyond attacking Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and picking up a regular cheap quarrel with the Secretary of Finance over unpaid ABC TV bills. Chris Anu’s slogans helped him recruit Barrister Fru into the anti Sisiku Ayuk Tabe wagon. But with the dust now settled, Barrister Fru has come to understand that slogans are not the same as a cohesive idea.
Sako, Boh Herbert, Chris Anu and Akwanga have never been more unified on any one topic than their dislike for the Ambazonia leader President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe. However, powerful men are almost always defined by what they are for, not what they are against.
Southern Cameroonians should know that the modus operandi of Sako, Boh, Chris and Akwanga has many perils and it is allowing the Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime to set the agenda for the Ambazonia war of independence. As long as they are only holding meetings waiting for what President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe or Vice President Dabney Yerima would say to launch an attack. Not only will Ambazonians be always on the defensive, it is also limiting our imaginations to a reality within the boundaries of Biya’s French Cameroun world.
Southern Cameroons will lose. The chips are stacked in favour of the Southern Cameroons Interim Government under the stewardship of Vice President Dabney Yerima. Even with unprecedented levels of attacks, it’s unlikely those fighting the Interim Government will be able to effectively resist every move by Comrade Dabney Yerima. Consequently, Ambazonia will remain a deeply divided country.
Correspondingly, if we are to take steps to mend the deep tears in the leadership of the struggle and the Southern Cameroons political fabric, Southern Cameroonians should not be defined by what they are opposed to.
Winning this war against La Republqiue du Cameroun does not require attacks on the Interim Government or an impeachment against Sisiku Ayuk Tabe. That has created its own problems. Winning this war against La Republique du Cameroun is not about seeing Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and his top aides bleed in Kondengui. Winning is far grander: channelling unprecedented levels of activism and financial resources into an idea for our beloved Ambazonia that not only combats the corrosive policies we’ve seen, but can lead to a permanently better future. That idea will create lasting good for future generations of Southern Cameroonians.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai