Several separatist leaders in the diaspora have hailed the creation of a single faction requesting for Swiss-led talks with the Cameroon government. The Ambazonia Coalition Team, ACT created by the uniting of over 10 different separatist factions has called the awaited national dialogue a domestic exercise stating that it will not take part.
It is however open for face-to-face talks with the Cameroon government it added. Separatist leaders have since appreciated the move, saying the ACT will act as a front for them to finally resolve the conflict.
“Morality demands that we sit on the table and talk about the necessity for justice because when there is no justice, lasting peace cannot reign,” Ebenezer Akwanga of SOCADEF said.
According to Samuel Sako of the Interim Government, “We have taken a main step to give ourselves an identity.”
The Cameroon government on its part is yet to comment on the willingness to dialogue as expressed by the separatist leaders. A number of delegations have however been sent to different countries to discuss with separatist leaders in pre-dialogue consultations.
Dr. Samuel Ikome Sako, leader of the Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia Interim Government says it has become clear that only a negotiated settlement will give Ambazonia back to Ambazonians.
“This structure will be able to bring in the experts and out them in the places where they have to be in order to conduct this exercise. It is a whole project. Negotiation is a whole process. This is a whole project we are putting together and we have taken the main step to give ourselves an identity. I love the name TEAM Ambazonia. So, everyone who loves this country and who has been fighting for the liberation of Ambazonia should know that this is the moment. It has been resolved that it is only through a negotiated settlement that we are going to take our country back,” Dr Sako said.
On her part, Dr. Emmaculate Osong insists that all eight million Ambazonians must now work towards taking back their country and free themselves from oppression.
Boh Herbert of MoRISC tells the world that they are now willing to sit at the negotiation table with La Republique Du Cameroun. “We’ll beat them at the negotiating table and bring to our people a settlement that all people seeking independence have to win for the world to recognise them. So, we have set the stage, we have challenged La Republique du Cameroun to come quickly to the table.”
The SCNC has brushed aside Paul Biya’s national dialogue, stating that they are now only waiting to negotiate.
In a fiery tone, Ebenezer Akwanga of APLM/SOCADEF says they are now willing to sit with the government of La Republique du Cameroun at a neutral venue in the presence of a moderator because history, geography and morality is on their side.
“We are not looking for a temporal negative peace which is more of the presence of fear than peace itself. What we need for our people and our homeland and equally for La Republique du Cameroun and its own people is a permanent positive peace, where fear will not reign but justice, freedom, and equality will reign supreme,” Akwanga said.
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