To talk about federalists is to validate them when they have no existence in logic! However, due to the “Canada Process” also known as “Pre-Pre-talks” there is once more an illusory platform for “federalist” proponents. The paradox of the federalists persists against all odds even though La Republique du Cameroun has deployed intimidation tactics in the form of “convocations” to quash all usage of the term – and that was mainly against the “federalists” themselves – not even against Ambazonians. No! Ambazonians had a worse fate reserved for them – summary extrajudicial executions, callously trumpeted as “neutralisation” in their propaganda. They have even been known to issue official communiques – for La Republique du Cameroun loves a communique – outlining how they “neutralised” several unarmed youths suspected of being separatists. Suspicion seems enough to seal a youth’s fate in Ambazonia! That was earlier.
These days, after our whole scale resistance and demonstrated resilience, they are resorting to all forms of time-wasting, with the forlorn hope that our resolve would wane. Our resolve is not waning! Our people have endured deliberate psychological attacks in the form of disinformation and manipulation. Some have hesitated for a while but they are all still basically convinced of the righteousness of our cause and the complete “does-not-go-ness” of any idea that “One Cameroun” might ever again include Ambazonia! Not even in a de facto union! Especially not in a de facto union! Not in any union! It is One Solution – Independence for Ambazonia!
One Ambazonian sage once predicted that when La Republique Cameroun woke up and tried to negotiate for federation with Ambazonia that it would be too late. It has been too late for 5 years! Having our streets blocked by militias so foreign that they could “mistakenly” fire live rounds into school traffic tells even the deafest non-listener and shows even the blindest non-looker that Ambazonia into La Republique du Cameroun does not go! That is why no intimidation can turn our citizens! We have to be thankful to La Republique du Cameroun for proving to our people over these last six years that La Republique du Cameroun behind their thugs is a hollow vacuum of nothingness and that their main power over Ambazonia was solely Ambazonians willingness to put up and continue to hope for “better” eventually. Eventually has been and gone and LRC has proved that only worse is to come if we the Ambazonians persist in that willingness to give one more chance! More than that, they have proved that Ambazonians can take their destiny and dignity in their own hands.
So why are there still people who dare show their faces and talk about federalism? It is down to Ambazonian liberalism! We like a debate like no other people! That comes from the days when our competing parties in the fifties and early sixties used to travel together to election rallies and debate and make their separate speeches and then go back together sometimes sharing a drink. Nevertheless, the federalists are mistaken…
They [federalists] are hanging in mid-air because La Republique Cameroon is not debating federalism and unlikely to be anytime soon. In this situation the federalist trying to offer “nothing” to a people who have been living through the “proof” that any association with La Republique is fatal and who have seen La Republique du Cameroun’s arguments against federalism! In Ambazonia News’ view this is the most pointless “argument” since the Athenians first described democracy!
La Republique du Cameroun is a paradox in burning villages, killing school children, “neutralising suspected separatists” and propagating “one Cameroun” given that their dictator decreed a secession of La Republique du Cameroun from the still-tenuous United Republic of Cameroon. Everyone knows that! They know it! They have it on record in their courts that that decree was Ambazonian Restoration. In 2017 La Republique briefly considered rowing back by trying to phase in the “United Republic of Cameroon” name. It is likely their mentors counselled against that and instead mistakenly promoted the idea that even their corrupt system was capable of defeating grand-mothers with peace plants! What ever the reasoning, they decided they could win! One possible reason is that they knew that even the “United Republic” was not a union – except by being a de facto union – and could not be sustained in any negotiation or court.
When a “nation” decides to resort to “war” or force, they are suspending “international law” righteousness even if they had any. So the federalists debating nice academic points about Ambazonia’s legal ground are wide off the mark! When La Republique du Cameroun is defeated and finally have to leave, no international partners are going to weigh up the spurious legal arguments that were so cleverly outlined by the fence-sitters! That also means that we the Ambazonians know that we have to win on the ground – and on that point we have to be thankful to the federalists legalists.
The nice international community knows it but persists in waiting with patience for La Republique du Cameroun to kill enough of us so that they can express outrage with “never-again” before resuming their cosy dealings with La Republique du Cameroun. That is just the way of things so Ambazonians need to beware and continue the fight. That goes without saying as La Republique continues forays into our country!
The time is coming when it will have to be decided. Being born Ambazonian does not compel anyone to be Ambazonian – nor to have our precious and rare citizenship foisted on them! People who consider themselves citizens of La Republique should not be waiting on the fence for our citizens to be killed so that they can negotiate a better La Republique status for themselves. We just eventually have to accept that such a dichotomy exists.
The opacity of the Canada Pre-Pre talks would appear to be conveying the feeling that “Ambazonians” alone are the ones wrestling with the shadow non-argument of federation. What is La Republique looking for apart from the usual playing for time? What is the international community’s stake in this? A stable democratic, accountable, successful and prosperous Ambazonia is a better security ally in the Gulf of Guinea. We insist on our dignity. In this setup Ambazonia is certainly not the supplicant! The conflict is so “one-solution” that it hardly bears the bother of speculating on what they are “negotiating”. While waiting we must all be aware that the one solution depends on our actualising our independence with no regard for what French Cameroun decide to do.
We the Ambazonians