Southern Cameroons Leadership Palaver: Sako has no chance of hanging on
While the situation in the exiled Southern Cameroons Interim Government remains confused, events on Ground Zero, the US and Europe demonstrate once again that the likeliest resolution to Ambazonia’s seemingly endless USA political crisis lies in the hands of President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and the Southern Cameroons Restoration Forces.
The Sako Ikome failed dictatorship and the President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe’s decision dissolving the controversial Interim Government’s cabinet has been locked in a tense stand-off ever since a financial scandal rocked the Interim Government in the USA.
The Restoration Council dodgy effort to bring the crisis to an end has failed. Consequently, Chairman Kometa has erased himself from the annals of Southern Cameroons history. The Sako-Chris Anu’s power-play to bully President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe out of leadership appeared to run out of steam weeks ago. More nuanced efforts involving the renowned Prof Carlson Anyangwe and Seseskou Christmas Ebini have so far produced little of substance. Even Dr Fontem Neba has also declined to mediate, citing Sako Ikome’s bad faith.
The United Nations now estimates that a quarter of Southern Cameroon’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance, with almost half a million suffering from undernourishment in the forest. It also calculates another 50,000 have already fled to Nigeria in desperation. But the continuing support of ill informed Ambazonians in the USA has so far given Sako Ikome the feeling that he has survived the fallout from his leadership failure.
In part Sako has retained Chris Anu’s support thanks to differences between Chris Anu and Tabenyang Brado. But largely Chris Anu’s support to the disgraced Acting President has been bought by a promise of turning over huge swathes of Southern Cameroons financial donations to ABC TV. Chris Anu thinks this will make him fabulously wealthy through control over Southern Cameroons propaganda activities.
This is not to say that all members of the dissolved Southern Cameroons Interim Government in the USA are Sako’s true believers. Given the ruin into which Sako Ikome has led the Southern Cameroons revolution many are thought to be ready to abandon him but have lacked the necessary incentives to do so.
The decision by Chairman Kometa indicates that Southern Cameroonians in Europe and the Republic of South Africa are right to form their own bloc under the direct supervision of the leader, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe. But despite Chris Anu’s claim that Sako still has the support of Ambazonians in the Diaspora he is yet to demonstrate that Sako is backed by any more than just a few corrupt and poor religious elements in the US. Rather than rally behind the international face of the Ambazonia revolution, Kometa’s decision instead looked like another ill advised attempt by far way Ambazonians to waste the lives of Southern Cameroonians on Ground Zero.
It is far from clear if Kometa latest effort would be more successful than Sako’s previous one in Berlin, which all ended in failure. The old cabinet as decreed by President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe is fully back in action and donations are pouring in!! Ground Zero commanders have also refused to come over to Sako en masse! Consequently Sako has no chance of hanging on.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai