The French Cameroun dictator is extremely lacking in political finesse and has no real ability to move forward on the resolution reached by the so-called Grand National Dialogue which is to resolve the conflict in Southern Cameroons and stop the genocidal campaign he launched using the Cameroon government army.
The Ambazonia Interim Government under the stewardship of Vice President Dabney Yerima has announced a plan to raise money to purchase military equipment in a move that is likely to prolong the war and Dabney Yerima has already warned Yaoundé against the massive deployment of Francophone troops in Ambazonia.
Paul Biya’s acolytes have been quoted as saying that Yaoundé will begin implementing the resolutions soonest. However, the arrest and continues detention of prominent Muslim scholar Abdul Karim has put Prime Minister Dion Ngute in his own last journey of many dangers.
The Ambazonia Interim Government observed recently that a huge part of the money that will come in through the sale of Amba bonds will go into defense and humanitarian issues in Ground Zero. The Ambazonia Self-Defense Forces have also vowed to continue with the resistance until President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and his top aides including the more than one thousand Southern Cameroonians held in French Cameroun jails are released.
A senior militant of the ruling CPDM party told Cameroon Intelligence Report on Friday that Mr. Biya’s trip to Lyon in France was unnecessary and just another instance where he wants to buy time and get things back to business as usual in Southern Cameroons. He further pointed out that there was no talks between Southern Cameroons and French Cameroun and this means there shall be further confrontation and further escalation.
Many of the Yaoundé appointed delegates from the South West region who were all ordered to vote against any union with the North West have also been saying that they don’t know what can be done to get things back on track in Southern Cameroons as It now seems that the Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime is totally paralysed now with the economic war with the Bamilekes.
Paul Biya really has no ability to implement what the United States and the European Union believe is the way forward to resolve the Southern Cameroons conflict and to get French Cameroun army soldiers out of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia. Biya also has no real ability to follow through any political program that will guarantee a peaceful transfer of power to the new generation in Yaoundé.
We of the Cameroon Concord News Group are hoping that the 86 year old butcher of Yaoundé will find some way to do what is right! But judging from the present situation and with complete and total support from France, it just seems that Ambazonians and French Camerounians are going back to escalation and confrontation, and that’s very unfortunate and very dangerous.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai