Some few days to the start of dialogue between the Francophone negotiators headed by Paul Goghomu, Director of cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office and representatives of Anglophone Teachers Trade Unions in Bamenda on December 27,2016 , tongues are wagging on the possible bribing of teachers to accept governments offers. But teachers trade union leaders have assure the population that they can never be bought over.
Speaking in Bamenda Thursday December 22, 2016, the National Executive Secretary of Cameroon teachers Trade Union, Wilfred Tassang says Anglophone Cameroonians should have confidence in him because he is incorruptible. He told reporters that he is aware that government is preparing a huge package for him come December 27 during dialogue in Bamenda but that he cannot be bought.
He also reiterated that he is not afraid of death threats on his life. He said “We understand the fears of the people, we equally know and we can testify that the government has the intention to destroy the union leaders through corruption but for myself and my person I can tell my people that I am incorruptible. No amount of money can buy my conscience; if it could I would have already been somewhere offers which I have rejected in the past. As we speak I have been informed by our own informant in the system that government has packaged a very special envelope for my person that people are coming to corner me with it and that there are spies following to see if I will receive so that they will use to destroy me. Let our people be rest assured, we cannot sellout, I cannot sellout and no amount of money could stop us not even threats on our lives, so Atanga Njie keep his threats, we are prepared to die for this course”.
The teachers who began an indefinite strike action last November 21, 2016 say if the government grants a major demand, they will suspend the strike action.