Jailed Ambazonia leader President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe says he would like to see unity as Southern Cameroonians approach Buea. Sisiku Ayuk Tabe who spoke late on Monday with our Yaoundé city reporter stated that winning the Ambazonia war of liberation requires the consent and support of activists, donors and courageous men and women not politicians.
“I think that when we get to Buea, the politicians will then come in and make every Ambazonian feel that our nation is a warm place for them,” he said. The leader also referred to the October 1 celebrations throughout the Federal Republic of Ambazonia saying that the Southern Cameroons independence is a done-deal, but pointed out that greed and bad faith among some Ambazonian front line leaders has made the international community to see what has been achieved so far by the Ambazonia Restoration Forces as only step one of the divorce process.
Commenting on the wild celebrations that rocked Buea following the sudden death of the CPDM mayor, Patrick Ekema, the Ambazonia leader said “No man however great can win judgment against his people and even if you win, your people would say you betrayed them.”
Over the past month, French Cameroun political elites have floated a so-called Special Status for the people of Southern Cameroons which have been rejected by the Ambazonia Interim Government. Under the Special Status Deal, French Cameroun citizens would continue to marginalize Southern Cameroonians in every aspects of the life of the one and indivisible nation and Ambazonians will end up following French rules and Francophone directives.
President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe branded the French Cameroun government’s approach to Ambazonia’s quest for complete and total independence via its Major National Dialogue as despicable and a betrayal on the part of some Southern Cameroons CPDM elites who took part in the talks.
The Special Status deal reportedly opened a path for the Ambazonia Interim Government to launch the Amba Bonds Project to finance the resistance. But the Southern Cameroons diaspora has largely focused on the petty rivalry and divisions as some politicians and front line leaders play the blame game over the future of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai