One of the Ambazonian separatist leaders, Ayaba Cho Lucas, has asked the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Mélanie Joly, to withdraw the statement on the peace process, which is meant to facilitate an end to the conflict in Cameroon’s anglophone regions.
Ayaba Cho , who is the President of the Ambazonia Governing Council (AGovC), made the call in a Tweet, barely a few hours after the publication of the statement by the Canadian government.
Ayaba Cho fails to provide a rationale for his request, though members of his group, reacting to the Tweet, made it clear that they were unhappy with the wording of the document.
Many have expressed dismay at Ayaba Cho’s outing, considering that the Canadian statement has been received positively by many who feel it is a major step towards finding a resolution to the ongoing conflict.
“This is a good window for all to end the sufferin(g) of the poor people on the ground but going by past experience, I fear y’ll will start infighting and waste this opportunity again” Puis Ntomakeh expressed in dismay.
The separatist leader goes on to call into question, the integrity of the Canadian government:
“We call on Gov’t of Canada to act with integrity by issuing a statement that reflects the spirit and content of what we worked on,” Ayaba Cho said in another tweet.
Responding to the call by Ayaba Cho, the President of African Access Consulting, Chris W J Roberts, said his failure to “read and note the significance of the language in the final paragraph” of the statement means that “all hope is lost”.