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Our Responsibility to Safeguard The Revolution and Disregard Detractors
By Steve Neba-Fuh
The year is coming to an end and a new year is just at the corner. It is important for us to take stock of the miles we have covered this far in this revolution and to reassess our present strengths and weaknesses.
I will like to concentrate today on just one of those weaknesses and hope that in 2018 those who have been in the forefront or the backyard of this vice desist from it so that the collective effort that we set out to harness will prevail over petty insecurities and chronic egoism.
There will be no 'merrying' this Christmas season for most of us. For how can we go 'merrying' in the callous sense of it when some of our compatriots are being buried as I write this piece. Others are still in the despicable dungeons called prisons in neighbouring La Republique du Cameroun, and worse still thousands of our people- women, children and senior citizens are trooping into neighbouring Nigeria as refugees?
How can we make merry this season knowing fully well that a handful of socalled 'leaders' have sworn before God and man, that there will never be involved in any concrete united coalition, which every sane compatriot understands its importance vis a vis this revolution?
How will 2018 look like for our people in the midst of an unsolicited war waged on them by the colonial regime headed by Dictator Biya?
How can our common goal not supersede our personal ambitions in the struggle? Why have we resorted to cheap slingshots when we can direct our bazookas towards our common enemy, at this critical time when nothing but unity in solidarity and resolve to defend ourselves should be paramount?
At this time of the revolution when our people are being slaughtered by the reckless regime of Dictator Biya, it is important for us to take our 'revolutionary shields', not only to defend and protect our people from the brutal blows of our common aggressors, but also to protect the gains achieved so far by this cohesion that has led us to this stage in the revolution.
The numerous systematic attacks on certain persons that have contributed, and are still contributing enormously by their service in beating a path that has taken us this far in this struggle, cannot be ignored. A case in point is the former Secretary General of the now defunct SCACUF- Comrade Milan Atam who has come under a barrage of unjustified attacks on his person and integrity.
These unwarranted personal attacks and bogus allegations scattered across social media, can only be interpreted as a deliberate attempt to undermine and weaken the people's government led by His Excellency President Sisiku AyukTabe.
What is even more worrying are the indefatigable efforts by these manipulated compatriots who have been noted for unleashing these attacks, to perpetually draw a fictional tangent between every move or decision taken by the President to this personality. They monitor all his travels, even when it is not connected to the struggle, and shamelessly concoct baseless stories to link them to some anticipated betrayal ploy: '...Oh he travelled to Botswana to meet a La Republique agent'...' Oh, he is in the U.S to betray the struggle...etc'. Let us be reminded that there was life before the re-ignition of this struggle last year. People had their jobs that put food on their tables, others led organisation and some ran businesses that generated income. By continuing with their daily activities, they can positively contribute to this ongoing revolution.
Therefore, one can be tempted to portray those who monitor and criticise any appointment or travel by compatriots actively involved in this struggle, as the 'lazy brats of the revolution' - some of whom have pinned down their economic destinies to this struggle. Sorry! There is no 'revolutionary cow' for you to feed fat on, while others work hard, contribute more and participate actively in this struggle.
That said, the President has the mandate to use every human resource available to him in Ambazonia to push the people's agenda and collective destiny as far as this revolution is concerned. Considering his meet-the-people tour in Africa, Europe and America in his capacity as Chair of the defunct SCACUF, accompanied by the then Secretary General, it will not be surprising if he still solicits the services of the former SG ( though not in government now) to follow up on the offensives that were generated during their worldwide tour. Let detractors not deter the President in his prerogatives to assign duty based on competence and convenience.
Anytime I read such garbage comprising of cheap attacks and personal vendetta on social media, it reminds me of the power of Providence whose ultimate wisdom did not put some of these mentally challenged individuals behind the steering wheel of this revolution. Their convulsive fit of ' I have been in this struggle for long...' could not even convince our awakened people to invest in them. So they resorted to this dirty track of ad hominem attacks. These are just low-grade personalities, masking as 'leaders', tortured by insecurities.
The fact that they are still dilly dallying on easing their route to enable them take their seats in the restoration -revolutionary train to Buea, speaks volumes. They have vehemently vowed not to consider any compromises in order to see through a single MOU with the people's acclaimed consensus government.
Until now, we of this platform have consciously avoided any public criticism of our struggle that will weaken the momentum gained this far in this struggle. Unfortunately, we have observed with dismay these 'Genetically Modified Surrogates(GMS) sprang up everyday with insatiable ambition to undercut the propensity of the struggle, underlook the authority bestowed on the leaders accepted by our people, and as a result hand a blank cheque to Biya and his thugs to massacre our people under false pretext.
The splinter groups of this struggle and their phonies will protract our journey to Buea, and that is not what our people are bargaining for. Their modus operandi has been a combination of ego, sabotage, entitlement, envy, jealousy and deceit - a recipe for disaster!
The oppressed people of Ambazonia have clearly distinguished between action-driven purpose and cheap repetitive rhetoric. They know who falls in what category, and no amount of oratorical rhetoric will change that fact. Some of these socalled 'leaders' are becoming frustrated and desperate, especially when every attempt to portray themselves as leaders is rejected by the populace. It is a difficult game to feign leadership especially when you face limited support from the masses.
For those of us who have been in this struggle for a while too (a 'while' here means a couple of decades...and I still see no reason to shovel this fact into our people's pysche), there has been no better leap than the leap that we, the oppressed people of Ambazonia took this past one year- a giant leap forward towards our freedom.
A new breed of revolutionaries, activists and foot soldiers took the relay baton and are doing their lap relentlessly even though some have derailed. We applaud your resolve and pay homage to the heroism of fallen compatriots who have paid the ultimate price- their sacred blood spilled for our liberty.
The jarring questions now are: how can we come so far, and then turn our swords on fellow comrades, instead of focusing on our common oppressor?
Why have some of our socalled 'leaders' resorted to 'Genetically Modified Surrogates'(GMS) to churn out cheap political spins in order to re-calibrate this revolution in a way that will protract our route to Buea?
Where is our sense of common camaraderie that is borne not of any particular personal interest but on our selfless desire to free the motherland from the tyranny of La Republique du Cameroun?
How can we afford to repeat the mistakes of our forefathers and most of us of the 'notorious' 90s?
We can not pretend to have clear-cut answers to the above questions, but what we have decided to do is to safeguard the people's revolution using our platform. By doing so, we will care little about whose ox is gored.
My treacherous trip to ground zero last summer was an opportunity for me to experience first hand what our people were going through. There was an upbeat in their collective psyche, pregnant with great expectations. Their mental liberation was evident. They watched proudly our national television the SCBC- their main source of information, and talked with pride about our revolution, especially when it was clear that the enemy and their agents were not around. They called the then Chairman of SCACUF H.E Sisiku AyukTabe 'our president' and craved relentlessly for directives and updates on what next to do from social media activists. Foot soldiers in counties took upon themselves to proactively plan self defense strategies even while they wait for input from the diaspora.
That was the spirit on ground zero! A people prepared to undertake the tumultuous journey towards their freedom. A people who have minimized all tribal, ethnic and regional differences , hinging their lives to their collective freedom and outrightly spiting their enemy -the oppressor and his sycophants. A people who have drifted from the cankerworm of ethnic division and divide-rule policies used by La Republique these past 56 years as tools to subjugate us. A people, most of whom still think compatriots living abroad are level- headed enough to know that you don't waste time quarrelling with your siblings when your house is on fire.
The mud-slinging towards fellow comrades like Milan Atam is becoming unbecoming, especially when it is aimed at portraying a smoke screen with regards to the leadership of the interim government. He is just one of the numerous victims. The venomous attacks from 'Genetically Modified Surrogates' ( GMS) even after the SCAPAC misunderstanding was dealt with by a constituted body during the 4th conclave, are uncalled for. His service this far in this struggle cannot be over emphasised. While some were spending valuable time cramming redundant speeches aimed at fondling the emotions of our people and claiming false self-defense victories, the likes of Comrade Milan and many others were burning the midnight fuel, collating facts that would be presented to our people using the most simplistic mode of delivery, in order to facilitate understanding by our masses.
Who can forget the memorable road map presentation in the All Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia) European conference styled the 'Congress of Hope' in Brussels (March 2017), that prompted some fence sitters to jump on the revolution wagon ?
Who can forget the apt Economic blueprint presentation on SCBC by this same compatriot?
Make no mistake! There are no perfect individuals in this struggle and none is indispensable. All contributions towards the good of this struggle matter. The only problem is that some compatriots think their contribution can only be impactful if they demonize others in order to take the driver's seat. Sorry, it doesn't work that way! Therefore, compatriots must exhibit some spirit of tolerance towards each other, especially those who have so far demonstrated a spirit of dedication and service in this struggle, despite their perceived shortcomings.
Our unsolicited counsel to the head of the Interim Government H.E. President Sisiku AyukTabe is to use the mandate bestowed on him to put into use valuable talents, irrespective of whose egos are provoked.
To our fellow compatriots in this fight who have vowed to use personal attacks and unfounded allegations to dampen the strides of unity gained so far in this struggle for restoration, we will not rest until we counter your manipulation veiled in your antics. We cannot allow a handful of misguided phoney individuals, who say one thing in public and do horrible things behind the curtains aimed at undermining the integrity and efforts of the Interim Government, to continue unchecked. Some of them work covertly with people who are close to the Interim Government, as well as the recently streamlined SCAPAC. Others are just frustrated by their inability to exhibit impactful leadership evident by their struggling ambition to solicit funds through gofundme ventures.
While a few are perpetually campaigning to de-legitimize our widely accepted consensus leadership with a faulty and unrealistic claim that a voting app will enable the voice of an Ambazonian citizen living in faraway Ikweri village in the Northern zone , for example, to be heard in any democratic exercise aimed at mandating leadership in this revolution now! No! Any parallel with the Palestinian struggle, the Southern Sudanese fight for independence etc is out of context. It is also worth noting that the UN does not prescribe a universal route when it comes to revolutions of self-determinination. Every revolution has its specificity.
We, the oppressed will exercise our patriotic duties to fact-check and counter the propaganda spewed out by these insecure, egocentric and phoney individuals parading themselves as 'leaders' while clinging to a false mantle of leadership - with nothing to concretely hang on to except their flowery speeches and dotted communiques coupled with a handful of cyber-pestering disruptive GMSs !
If the cap fits you, wear it! History will judge us all!