- All Southern Cameroons Restoration Movements sign in for Ambazonia
By Nke Valentine
The hitherto self-proclaimed President of Ambazonia Republic since 1983, Fon Fongum Gorji Dinka of Widikum, has exhorted all Ambazonian Senators and MPs in La Republique du Cameroon’s houses to force President Biya to obey the law by withdrawing and becoming members of the “nucleus of Ambazonian Parliament”. In the same vein all active Southern Cameroons restoration movements (SCNC, SCAPO, etc.) have finally recognised him as Head of State for Ambazonia.
The call to the senators/MPs is contained in a release titled Law Enforcement Action MPs/Senators Roll Call. It draws afflatus and harps on three cogent legal documents that clearly spells out why such an action is just and imperative for consolidation of the statehood of Ambazonia.
The first is a quotation from a United Nations Tribunal on Civil and Political Rights judgement in the case of the Ambazonian leader Fon Gorji Dinka-v-Cameroun (ICCPR/1134/2002).it states: “As a result of the subjugation of Ambazonians by members of the Franco-Cameroun armed forces as well as militia groups, riots broke out in 1983 prompting the Cameroun Parliament to enact Restoration Law 84/01 which dissolved the union of the two countries” So Ambazonia and Cameroun became as independent of each other as they were before the creation of the illegal union on October 1, 1961.
The next is on the High Court judgement in the High Court of Bamenda in 1992 (HCB/28/92), which the UN Tribunal declared as “a peaceful end to Cameroun occupation of Ambazonia”. The release further comments that by this law all allegiance from Cameroun was transferred to Ambazonia; Ambazonian lawmakers in the Cameroun Parliament were transformed into the nucleus of the Ambazonia Parliament and this same law ordered the withdrawal or expulsion of all elements of Cameroun authority from Ambazonia.
Thirdly Fon Dinka quoted the commitment signed by President Biya on January 31, 2005 in Yaoundé, with the UN Secretary general Koffi Anan, “I President Paul Biya of the Republic of Cameroun, in a bid to bring a lasting solution to the Bakassi Conflict, do commit myself and my government to respect the boundaries of my country as obtained at independence”. This statement was made in pursuance of the ICJ which demanded the withdrawal of Cameroun from Ambazonia.
All Southern Cameroons Restoration groups renamed
According to a Press Release from the Ambazonian Ministry of Information’s Bureau of Information, signed by the Director, all activists in all liberation groups of Southern Cameroons are now called Ambazonian law Enforcement Activists. This move, the press release explains, “In ignorance of the fact that the United Nations recognises us as Ambazonians seeking the implementation of law and judgements which order the withdrawal or expulsion of Cameroun from our fatherland Ambazonia, our patriots have been identifying themselves as Cameroonians seeking the secession of Southern Cameroons from Cameroun; thus enabling the Franco-Cameroon annexationists to stigmatise them Secessionist Terrorists”. It is upon this realisation that the SCNC, SCAPO and all other groups decided to meet the Ambazonian President and the pact was signed. According to Government Notice 4/2013 (Patriots Activism Adaptation Ordinance) in the Republic of Ambazonia Gazette of July 6, 2013, a delegation led by Chairman of the SCNC HRH Chief Ayamba Ette Otun’ followed by those of a delegation led by one of the grassroots SCNC leaders, Stephen Kongso, “who put his home-based colleagues in conference phone discussions with me,” concretised this pact of allegiance.