Separatist leaders have been taking to social media to address Anglophone Cameroonians. Jailed leader, Ayuk Tabe is no exception.
In his address to Ambazonia separatist, Julius Ayuk Tabe explained that the life sentence slammed on them by the Yaoundé military court is helping the progress of their struggle for the restoration of the independence.
“As a result, warders of the Kondengui Principal Prison Yaoundé (KPPY) and all the others here know that we are in prison because we are servants of the struggle” he said.
Their jail terms, he added, serves as encouragement to them and others in the struggle.
He added that “… Some of our people speak the message of the struggle because they are jealous and quarrelsome, but others from genuine goodwill. These do so from love, because they know that God has given us the work of defending the struggle.”
Ayuk Tabe wxpleined that others do not proclaim their struggle sincerely, “… but from a spirit of selfish ambition; they think that they will make more trouble for me and my nine brothers while we are in prison.”
This to him does not matter as long as it helps spread their ideology.
“Our deep desire and hope is that we shall never fail in our duty, but that at all times and especially just now, we shall be full of courage, so that with our whole beings, we shall bring honour to the struggle, whether we live or die” he promised.
Death to them, he went on, will bring more than life. “… But if by continuing to live we can do more worthwhile work, then we are not sure which we should choose. We are pulled in two directions. We want very much to leave this life and be with God, which is a far better thing; but for the sake of the struggle, it is much more important that we remain alive” he noted.
Ayuk Tabe ended his message by urging his followers to remain bold and courageous. This, he said, “… will prove to them that they will lose and that we will win, because it is God who gives us the victory.”
Ayuk Tabe’s message is his first official outing after the appeal court upheld a ruling made by the military tribunal that handed him and other separatist leaders life sentences.
Mimi Mefo Info