“However, with fervent strength, I believe that MoRISC’S strategy articulated by Boh Herbert on www.morisc.org towards the restoration of the Southern Cameroons is our unavoidable, unrelenting and indispensable course of action; It is our cross and our rendezvous with history. It is only in carrying this cross to the calvary of our freedom that we will resurrect our independence.”
1) Biya and his core coterie are annexationist and assimilationist. This is very transparent in that Biya, barely two years in power signed bill No. 84-001 of 4/2/1984 changing the name of the country from United Republic of Cameroon to Republic of Cameroon.
2.) The 1996 Constitution negotiated on the heels of a presidential election which he stole, resulted to a bastardized form of a Federation called decentralization. If after 20 years Biya cannot institute this decentralization, it is farfetched that he will be reasonable, law abiding and accomodating enough to grant a Federation.
3.) Oil rich Bakassi and Ndian all in the Southern Cameroons is indispensable to the viability of La Republique du Cameroon, or so they think. The lazy coterie around Biya are used to a luxurious and unearned lifestyle which will be gone with better resource oversight within a Federal structure. Add state taxes being being to the South West Province, municipality taxes, being paid to Limbe instead of Douala and you realize that it is impossible for Biya and most of La Republique to swallow this loss.
4.) Biya is a sad combination of intelligence, laziness and weakness. He is an intelligent man, but equally very lazy. With such qualities, Biya is afraid of competition. The Anglophones (Southern Cameroonians) despite their marginalization have made great strides in Cameroon, especially in the private sector. Bamenda that was an abandoned ghost town in the nineties is now the 3rd largest city in Cameroon. In a Federation, his Southerners will neither be able to compete nor retain the loot that is unparalleled of any people in Cameroons history. Their uncircumcised option is to hang onto power in a unitary state where they can leach on everything and everyone else forever. Ashia for them.
5.) He just doesn’t care. Due to the fact that Biya is lazy and weak, though intelligent, it sums up to him being pregnant with an excessive dose of apathy. Prior to Biya, Cameroon Airlines had weekly flights to Baffousam, Bali, Ngoundere, a dreaded National Team, corruption way below any threshold level, etc. Cameroon has tumbled back on every comparable indice, several decades; of course, except in corruption. Despite these, the weakling from Mvomeka is consumed with spending months in Europe. I will not put a dime that Biya has an inkling of a Mandela in him to put Cameroon on the right track by way of a Federation. Ain’t gonna happen!
6.) The Unitary State with the Anglophones firmly hemmed in, suppressed and assimilated is Biya’s wannabe signature achievement. Asking him to undo it peacefully is like asking Obama to undo Obamacare, or Dick Cheney to undo the Patriot Act, or Mandela to undo the Freedom charter. My apologies for mentioning Mandela, Obama and Biya in the same sentence. In short, it will be like asking a Zebra to unstripe itself. No way Hozey.
7.) The man is very insecure,and uncompetitive. Biya’s best use of state power is to coerce, subdue, and neutralize anything that threatens his convenience and stay in power. Ask Marafa, Inoni, Mebara, Fodjindam, Titus Edzoa, and the host of the other G11 members in jail and I wouldn’t have to explain.
8. Biya’s misperception of military power. With his private army (BIR) firmly trained, Biya thinks their military readiness can be the untimate answer for the Southern Cameroons issue, if we rise up. To him, “might makes right”. Little does he know that the Southern Cameroons a.k.a Ambazonia has not risen yet. They think going to Bamenda, Buea, Kumba, Kumbo and shooting unarmed civilians is being in battle. If they push us to fight for our freedom, as Barrister Nkongho Agbor Balla puts it, “they will be asking for a Federation and it will no longer be on the table”.
9. ) France. I need not explain. However, that is France’s problem with La Republic and not Ambazonia’s problem.
10.) The General Malaise of East Cameroonians in accepting dictatorship and injustice against West Cameroon. It is evident that so long as those West of the Mungo are being marginalized, brutalized and suppressed, the francophone public is in accord with it, so long as they are the beneficiaries of the regime’s leftovers l. How else would you explain populist democratic movements in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal, etc, but the opposition to Biya from the Francophone public is a mere whimper. Apart from a few isolated cases, their passive collaboration with Ahidjo and now Biya in an obstinate refusal to adhere with the 1961 Plesbicite agreements has been consistent.
That is why, though I tip my hat off to and sincerely applaud the steps of the Consortium headed by the lawyers and the teachers to insist on negotiations for a Federation. I also applaud the gallant efforts by SCAPO, SCNC, SCYL, AMBAZONIA, the SDF and others. I support the Consortium to peacefully press on and insist on its demands to the ultimate end. However, with fervent strength, I believe that MoRISC’S strategy articulated by Boh Herbert on www.morisc.org towards the restoration of the Southern Cameroons is our unavoidable, unrelenting and indispensable course of action; It is our cross and our rendezvous with history. It is only in carrying this cross to the calvary of our freedom that we will resurrect our independence.
There is one situation is which Biya or any othet Francophone leader will grant us a Federation with all its rightful elements. However, this is not the rightful forum for me to discuss that situation or strategy.
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All lazy societies equate mineral wealth to richness. Minerals are finite resources and get depleted. Wealth creation comes from human capacity and an enabling environment. How much oil for example is in South Korea, Taiwan and Japan, Germany or France for that matter?
I think I have an Idea what can be done and since this is not the forum for that kind of discussion, I will leave my email address just in case anyone is interested in hearing what I have to say. I also have a work of caution for when cessation actually happens. Biya and his East Cameroonians will never let go Southern Cameroon without a fight. We all know this is the Richest part of Cameroon and he cannot afford to lose that. A federation on the other hand still does not favor him since southern Cameroon would have to manage her resources.