Thursday, March 26, 2020

Biya's health: Sisiku Ayuk Tabe's call from Kondengui

From his cell in Kondengui, Sisiku AYuk Tabe sends correspondence to his subjects regarding the liberation of the Ambazonian virtual state. He calls on his people to take center stage when sources indicate poor health of Paul Biya, others his death.

"Today, the wind of freedom and freedom signals your divine conscience to say to your governments and your elected officials around the world: Let go of my people! Support our democratic aspirations ... Join our fight for human decency and the battle for the respect of our body, our heart and our spirit ... The fight for the complete independence of southern Cameroon is your fight. " 

We are in a state increasingly disastrous - neglected and forgotten by the world, which allows our kidnappers inflict unspeakable violence. afrinews.pro

I write today from the main prison of Kondengui, where I am unjustly detained with a large part of my cabinet and with thousands of other prisoners from southern Cameroon who have violated the repressive regime of Paul Biya, the despot of long time from Cameroon. We are in an increasingly disastrous state - neglected and forgotten by the world at large, allowing our captors to inflict unspeakable violence on us. This, in reality, is indicative of the wider struggle my people have faced, often in silence and too often overlooked. 

For the past two years, I have had the honor of being President of the Interim Government of Southern Cameroon. Several months ago, I was illegally removed, along with part of my cabinet, from the Nera Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria, and then illegally transported to Cameroon, in violation of international law. Admittedly, I am only the latest victim of a long-simmering catastrophe, which manifests itself today in a growing social crack that has resulted in countless deaths and destruction. 

Historically, the Republic of Cameroon obtained its independence on January 1, 1960 and became a member of the United Nations, with its own clearly defined territory, sharing a recognized border with southern Cameroon. British Southern Cameroon subsequently gained independence on October 1, 1961, with its own territory also clearly marked out, sharing common borders with the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Cameroon.

As such, the root cause of the current crisis is the result of a severely botched decolonization process. And this must be resolved immediately before finding a lasting solution, based on international law and a culture of justice and respect for fundamental human dignity. In simple terms, international law grants southern Cameroon the right to self-determination. In addition, the violence and killings taking place in southern Cameroon at the moment left us with no choice but to fight, defend and free ourselves from the shackles of black-on-black colonization.

The unfair treatment of Cameroonians in the South is today an inevitable and tragic reality. Our people are killed, not for what they have done, but for who they are. Our people have indeed been described as "rats" and "dogs" by members of the Cameroonian government. There are calls to exterminate us, as well as other Ambazonians, with the justification that President Biya has the right to kill everyone under the pretext of "national unity". 

Imagine being told that you are the enemy of the house; imagine that your people are asked to leave their lands and ancestral villages or to be considered a terrorist; imagine the scorched earth policy and the military operations in our villages that spared no one, not even elderly women and young children. Just imagine that you feel like a second-class citizen in your country of birth. These are the freezing and brutal facts of today and the living conditions in which we are forced to survive. 

On the basis of these reprehensible and humiliating conditions, the leaders of southern Cameroon have repeatedly sought over the years to engage in peaceful dialogue with the Cameroonian authorities. We have always been denied this opportunity. Over time, our people - myself included - have realized that we are simply the victims of another broken promise and that the signs of an impending disaster are evident. Our hopes were dashed and many of our leaders, political and civic, were illegally thrown in prison. The protests had failed. Attempts at dialogue in good faith have also failed. We were stuck. We were beaten. And we were humiliated in the process. We thus realized that, collectively, we had no 

Never again will we, the inhabitants of southern Cameroon, allow ourselves to live with the narrow and institutionalized status of second class citizens - certainly not on the land of our ancestors.

Simply put, the people of southern Cameroon have lost confidence in the Cameroon experience - it is indeed an incurable disease. Paul Biya and his regime ruthlessly repressed our peaceful people - our mothers, fathers and children - with ferocious barbarity. War has been declared on our people. All this to remind spectators and readers that we did not enter irresponsibly in a direct confrontation with the Cameroonian authorities. We have always advocated for a peaceful resolution of the root causes of this crisis. However, Biya and his regime think the opposite, determining that violence can be the solution. 

Never again will we, the inhabitants of southern Cameroon, allow ourselves to live with the narrow and institutionalized status of second class citizens - certainly not on the land of our ancestors. 

Today, the wind of freedom and freedom signals your divine conscience to say to your governments and to your elected officials around the world: Let go of my people! Support our democratic aspirations. This struggle has gone beyond that of individuals like me ready to pay the ultimate price for the freedom of our people. Join our fight for human decency and the battle for the respect of our body, our heart and our spirit; our traditions and our values. The struggle for complete independence in southern Cameroon is your struggle. Please stay with us. 

Sissiku Julius Ayuk Tabe is the president of the interim government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia and currently a political prisoner in Cameroon. He was the first vice-president of the American University of Nigeria and former director of CISCO.