11, January 2017
Cameroon Concord News is calling on the leaders of the Consortium not to hold any talks with the so-called special envoy of President Paul Biya, Garga Haman Adji. Garga pretends to be a nationalist but carries with him anti Anglophone sentiments. Such an expired Francophone politician should never in the first place be designated to break the deadlock in the ongoing crisis rocking the two English speaking regions.
His trip to Bamenda on Tuesday January 10, 2017 remains a primitive and cheap design by the 83 year old Right Royal President to continue to snub Southern Cameroonians. We understand, Garga Haman met with members of the Consortium in a briefing before heading to the governor’s office where he held talks with his Francophone brother, Adolphe LELE L’AFRIQUE.
Even though nothing filtered out of the two briefings, Garga Haman reportedly sounded positive to some media gurus and observed that all will be well. For those who do not know, Garga Haman resigned from the Biya regime as Minister of State Control and declared his support for Ni John Fru Ndi in the presidential elections of 1992.
Gargo told the world that his decision was because Fru Ndi had a 2 year transition program. Intelligence later revealed that Garga had mustered a group of Nordists to flush out Fru Ndi and take power back to the North. At Yaounde Hilton Hotel, when Fru Ndi and the Union for Change could no longer be an item in 1994, Garga Haman held a press conference and insulted every Anglophone personality including Ni John Fru Ndi.
How could a man whose house in Yaounde was attacked by CPDM militia in 1992 after the proclamation of the presidential election and whose cars were burnt and could only transport his children to school using a car that was given to him by an Anglophone, the late Dr Ben AgborBessong demonstrated such a frightful and unloving attitude towards Anglophones? We can now reveal that Garga Haman belongs to that generation of Francophones who see Anglophones as second class citizens.
His visit is also to make a mockery of Prime Minister Yang Philemon efforts and to inform the international community that the PM and his Director of Cabinet failed to solve the on-going Southern Cameroons crisis. His nomination as the President Biya’s special envoy came shortly after the head of State’s end of year message to the Nation on December 31, 2016. What we of Cameroon Concord News are saying is simply that the Southern Cameroons Problem is not a CPDM/SDF kind of affair. It cannot be resolved by appointing a South Westerner as Prime Minister as the regime is planning to do. The problems cannot be solved by sending highly placed civil servants and Francophone government officials to Southern Cameroons.
The late Amadou Ahidjo met with a teacher and a lawyer in Foumban to agree on reunification matters, Biya should travel to Buea or Bamenda and meet with that teacher and that lawyer of the Consortium and seek a way forward. It is no longer an issue of Head of State and common teachers and obscure lawyers!! It is that Southern Cameroonians have handed over leadership of their territory to the Consortium and whosoever is going by that name La Republique du Cameroun and who genuinely wants a One and Indivisible Cameroon, should and must speak to The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium.
Several meetings with the Anglophone Leaders and the Ad hoc Committee have ended in a deadlock. The Garga Mission to us is a waste of Anglophone time. Barrister Agbor Felix Nkongho, President of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, CACSC, told the media that they are ready for dialogue but insisted that the remaining 20 youths be released. It is not yet clear whether the Consortium will agree to dialogue with Garga Haman Adji. We of Cameroon Concord News think that the Southern Cameroons Problem is bigger than any Francophone personality and that only Paul Biya should head any meaningful dialogue.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai
Cameroon Concord News Group