HEROES YOU NEED TO KNOW
Justice Frederick Ebong Alobwede
He was the first elected president of Southern Cameroon. At a time when other anglophone elites where fighting for their careers, Justice Ebong Alobwede risk it all abandoning his personal comfort to declare the independence and restoration of the Southern Cameroon. This was done at a time when people where so afraid to dare identify themselves as a Southern Cameroonian . He was part of a small group of heroes who took up arms against all odds and take over the Buea radio station to announce the independence of The Southern Cameroon. He made the declarations of Southern Cameroon independence that set up the stage for the law suit against la Republique du Cameroun which lead to the recognition of the Anglophones in southern Cameroon being recognised as a distinct People under international law.
It was divisiveness in SCNC that paralysis the restoration process of SC. it's council remained very divisive over much of 1998 and early 1999 until October 1999 .In 2000, the SCNC resolved the leadership dispute by electing Frederick Ebong Alobwede as the first President of the Southern Cameroons. The government of La republique responded by a significant increase in repression and in 2001 declared SCNC illegal.
Justice Frederick Ebong lead SC into the eventual declaration of The Republic of Ambazonia. International recognition remained limited although the Republic of Ambazonia became part of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization in 2006. In 2009, however, the African Union (AU), with a large push from Muammar Gaddafi, began considering efforts regarding the SCNC call for independence. However, in late 2009, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights rejected the SCNC's petition for independence and slowed the efforts by the group in the AU. The court did assert Southern Cameroon right of self determination though . Which implies that with the proper popular mandate from the PEOPLE , Southern Cameroonian has the right to independence if they chooses so.
Today , SCACUF has an even broader mandate from the People and civil society of The Southern Cameroon . SCACUF has manage the divides very well so far and we hope SCACUF under Pa Tassang Wilfred has the ordained mission and vision to take us to the promised land that the HEROES LIKE Justice Ebong gave it all to fight for.
"The struggle continue "