22, February 2017
A massive ghost town operation has greeted the caravan traveling with the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in the Bamenda province of West Cameroon. The population responded to calls made by the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium to boycott the elements of rape, extra judicial killings and arbitrary arrest coming with the coveted trophy won during the 31st edition of Africa Cup of Nations football tournament on February 5, 2017 in Libreville in Gabon.
After spending a successful day in Bafoussam, capital of the Western Region in French Cameroun, the Francophone delegation arrived Bamenda and met their waterloo as they were received by trees and stones including buildings. Cameroon Concord News understands the same treatment awaits the Lions in the Buea province.
Biya and his Francophone Beti Ewondo regime no longer have the luxury of using football to resolve political issues. “No one can be dissatisfied with the crowning of the indomitable Lions in Gabon. This team has given back to all Cameroonians, their lost pride. But Paul Biya and his regime are using this coronation of the national team to try to make them forget the crisis in Southern Cameroons,” noted an operations manager for the Consortium in Bamenda.
After Bamenda, the caravan is expected tomorrow Thursday in Douala and Friday, February 24, 2017 in Buea, the capital city of the Southern Cameroons paralyzed for about four months by anti La Republique strikes.
By Rita Akana