Message to Peter Mafany Musonge Chairman of the Bilingualism Commission
Mr. Prime Minister and Chairman of the Bilingualism Commission of LRC
We followed very closely the hearings that your commission held in Bamenda and the report which was curiously written only in English even though the recommendations are primarily written for your superiors who speak no English. Your recommendations show very clearly that you are completely out of touch with the pulse of the people of Ambazonia and consequently these recommendations will only mislead the decision makers of the Biya regime.
Let me start by reminding you that the people of the Southern Cameroons are currently defending themselves in a war which was declared against them by Mr. Biya as a result of which too much unforgivable damage has been done by President Paul Biya on the people of the Southern Cameroons causing wounds that are too deep.
Mr. Chairman of the Bilingualism Commission, how can:
-YOU KILL OVER 3000 AMBAZONIANS..
-IMPRISON OVER 1000
-Abduct THOUSANDS whose whereabouts are now unknown
-CREATE 200.000 REFUGEES
-INTERNALLY DISPLACE THOUSANDS who now live in bushes
-BURN 100+ VILLAGES
-MAIM AND DISABLE HUNDREDS
-SEND THOUSANDS INTO EXILE
-BAN THE DIASPORA
-LOCK UP OUR PRESIDENT INCOMMUNICADO FOR 5 MONTHS AND COUNTING
-DESTROY THE LIVELIHOOD OF MILLIONS
-DE-HUMANIZE US ETC
THEN DO THIS….
WE ARE NOT THAT YOU BEAT AND THROW A BONE AT LIKE HON #WIRBA SAID!
#RESTORATION OR NOTHING!
Despite being aware of all of these atrocities, including the war crimes and crimes against humanity that have been committed by the Biya regime since 1st October 2017, (which have been thoroughly documented) your commission went on to write a report which you claim is based on consultations with the people of the Northwest and the Southwest.
It is my duty to inform you as follows:
1.0 The recommendations which you have addressed to your boss President Paul Biya have nothing to do with the people of the Southern Cameroons and they are all null and void because you have shown that you don’t understand why young people in Southern Cameroons have taken up arms and are now engaged in proactive self-defense throughout Southern Cameroons.
2.0 They have killed hundreds of young innocent soldiers who were sent to « mater les secessionistes afin de les mettre hors de l’etat de nuire ». They will continue to kill innocent young soldiers in self-defense until France and the United Kingdom understand what they have to do to stop the carnage which is being shown all over world now through social media.
3.0 Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and all of those who were abducted from Abuja (with the connivance and logistic support of French intelligence agents) must be released unconditionally from detention into the custody of the US Ambassador to Yaounde and there shall be no precondition for their release. They shall remain in the US Embassy until adequate arrangements are made for their safe conduct back to the Republic of Ambazonia. Any commitments that they make individually or collectively prior to their release shall be rejected as null and void because they shall be deemed to have been made under duress.
4.0 The people of the Southern Cameroons no longer care wether the anti terrorism law is repealed or not because that is a Matter that concerns LRC and not the Republic of Ambazonia.
5.0 There shall never, repeat never, be any Dialogue between the Republic of Ambazonia and the Biya Regime because there is no longer any common ground for holding such a dialogue.
6.0 The people of Ambazonia want a Negotiated Two Sovereign State Solution so end the civil war that was declared by President Paul Biya based on the following road map:
Step1: UN Security Council Resolution
65.0 France and the United Kingdom should jointly sponsor a resolution at the UN Security Council calling for a ceasefire in the Southern Cameroons. The reason why France and the UK assume joint responsibility for bringing this war to an end is because they are the two countries responsible of craving former German Kamerun between themselves after WWI and legalising the partition at the Treaty of Versailles.
66.0 Nowhere in the world have British and French political cultures coexisted harmoniously under the same flag. The experiment in Cameroon has not only failed; it has led to an armed conflict which can only be brought to an end by negotiated separation.
67.0 The UNSC resolution should:
(i) provide for the sending of a UN Peacekeeping force in Southern Cameroons to maintain the ceasefire throughout Southern Cameroons and disarm the separatist fighters
(ii) call on the government of the Republic of Cameroun to withdraw its armed forces from Southern Cameroons so that schools can resume throughout Southern Cameroons.
(iii) call on the government of the Republic of Cameroun to release all the detained Anglophone leaders especially the Ambazonian leaders who were abducted fron Abuja to Yaounde
(iv) fix a date for holding a referendum on independence for the people of the Southern Cameroons who shall be asked to choose between independence for Southern Cameroons and a united decentralized Cameroon.
It is clear that it will be futile to release all Ambazonians who are being detained as long as the UN Security council has not passed the above ceasefire resolution because the withdrawal of the armed forces of the Republique du Cameroun must be done in order to guarantee peace and tranquillity in Southern Cameroons, without which the Ambazonian fighters will never surrender their weapons.
68.0 An independence referendum is the sine qua non condition for ending the war in Cameroon because those who have taken up arms in Southern Cameroon will not settle for less.
69.0 President Emmanuel Macron of France understands this because he recently visited New Caledonia where France has scheduled an independence referendum to take place on 4 December 2018. Opinion polls suggest that the people of New Caledonia whose population is less than 300,000 will vote to remain part of France. That is their choice if that is what they want.
70.0 In Southern Cameroons the 8 million people are divided between those who want total independence and those who want to remain part of Cameroon under some decentralized system. This type of question cannot be settled by taking up arms and killing people. Nor can any government take it upon itself to impose its will on 8 million people flait.
71.0 There are 8 million Anglophones in Cameroon and the question that needs to be answered urgently is what does the majority of the Anglophone people want.? What is the will of the people?
Peter Musunge Mafani
72.0 This type of question cannot be resolved through dialogue. It can only be answered through the ballot box. No one in the world has the right to obstruct that democratic choice because the alternative is to take up arms and wage war.
73.0 An independence referendum shall be conducted in Southern Cameroons under UN supervision to determine whether the people of the territory want independence or to remain part of a united but decentralized Cameroon.
74.0 If the result of the referendum is that the will of the people is live in a united Cameroon under a decentralized structure, then the two parties must negotiate and agree on the structure and the constitutional arrangements for implementing the decentralisation.
75.0 On the other hand if the will of the people expressed through the referendum is for total separation and independence for Southern Cameroons, then the two parties must sit down and negotiate the terms of a separation treaty.
76.0 This is the position which your government must understand.