Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Kondengui: this is what Akéré Muna and Ayuk Tabe said to each other during their meeting recently

The lawyer and the president of the self-proclaimed republic of Ambazonia, sentenced in August 2019 to a life sentence for acts of secession and terrorism, met on January 28, 2020.

Me Akere Muna met his client, the English-speaking separatist leader Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, on January 28, 2020 at the main prison in Kondengui. According to the magazine Jeune Afrique N ° 3082 on newsstands from February 2 to 8, 2020, "the two men mentioned the symposium on Cameroon". 

This symposium, which is to be held in Kenya next April, "aims to help the Cameroonian authorities find a lasting solution to the English-speaking conflict," we can read. 

JA, who quotes his sources, specifies that "Muna encouraged his interlocutor to prefer dialogue to armed struggle". Regarding the symposium planned for next April, the pan-African weekly reveals that the ex-Bâtonnier (and opponent of the regime) does not wish to play a major role in the organization of this symposium, "for fear that Yaoundé will is even more reluctant to participate ”.

In order to convince the authorities, "the organizing committee, based in Addis Ababa, plans to open an office in the Cameroonian capital before March," we learn. 

As a reminder, Ayuk Tabe, sentenced in August 2019 to a life prison sentence for acts of secession and terrorism, has appealed this conviction. The separatist leader also rejected the conclusions of the Grand National Dialogue. The event, held from September 31 to October 4, 2019, aimed to find solutions to the ongoing crisis in the North West and South West regions.