A MUST READ MESSAGE TO COMMON LAW LAWYERS: CHOOSE CAMEROUN BAR OR YOUR PEOPLE
Let me just say this and get this off our schedule. We appreciate the fact that you started this revolution in 2016 and it morphed to where it is now. The people of Southern Cameroons came behind you forcefully, gave you the support you needed and have lost a lot in that process. You stayed out for months boycotting the courts and when you finally went back to court despite the fact that nothing you asked has been resolved, we turned a blind eye because at least we understand that it is your main profession and you got families under your control and most importantly, you need to defend our people who were taken to courts. We said ok and it has been good till this day.
You asked in your demands Federation or Independence, nothing is achieved yet.
You met in Kumba, claimed to have formed a common lawyers association to defend and protect the legal system, yet nothing is done yet.
Your colleague Barrister Eyambe is in jail and many others out of the country as refugees, yet you go as if nothing is happening.
With all these things happening, we do not necessarily care, you have been allowed to go on with your profession.
However, the least thing we expected from some of you is to respect the suffering people of Ambazonia, the least we ask of you is to respect the thousands killed, the thousands displaced and thousands as refugees. The least we ask of you is to respect the vision of this revolution. But when we sit and see that most of you are running for elections in what you call Cameroun Bar Elections together with Camerounese Lawyers, it is an insult to this revolution. While you may have no issues with Camerounese colleagues, but there is an issue with the institution called BAR COUNCIL-It embodies the same relationship we decry with Cameroun government. When we are breaking chains with anything Cameroun, you cannot take us there so that we become a laughing stock.
It is very insensitive, greedy of you are participating in such an election. Let me tell you what your actions immediately mean
1. It rubbishes the foundation of this current revolution and makes a mockery of you, the common law association (Southern Cameroons Bar) you guys created in Kumba and the very reasons you guys were out protesting. How do you guys take Southern Cameroonians for?
2. It gives Mr. Biya and his regime another weapon to say, Oh you see, the lawyers who decried the legal system are still part of the system by joining the Bar Council Election.
3. Your actions legitimize Mr. Biya long-standing claims that we do not have an issue, everything is ok because how can you join a Bar Council of another country when part of your own country is at war? And for those very reasons, the revolutions points back to you, common law lawyers. Yes, the revolution has morphed to armed struggle but that does not make us insensitive to the very core of the issues at stake.
Listen, we have not said you should stop working, you need to work, I agree, but being part of the Bar Council is not part of your job or adds food on the table, it is a political move that maybe gets more money from the government or increase your legal echelon at the expense of the people. IT WILL NOT WORK.
We are saying that at least respect this revolution. The very reasons Ambazonians boycotted the Cameroun October 7th, elections, it is the same reasons you should boycott this useless Cameroun Bar Elections and allow Camerounese to do it. Understanding that the current revolution has an issue with the legality of the union, the form of state, restoration of independence etc and your participation in any BAR Council Elections or being part of it is a direct INSULT AND CANNOT BE TOLERATED-NEVER EVER HEAR ME OUT. Your participation is not a democracy, is not a freedom of association, it is BETRAYAL, BLACK LEGGING AND TANTAMOUNT TO TREASON and touches the very soul of the revolution.
We expected you COMMON LAW LAWYERS to be straightforward and tell your colleagues in Cameroun that considering the current stakes of affairs in former British Southern Cameroons, we cannot participate in such an election in all good faith until the conflict is resolved so that you guys can know where your people stand. Or why can’t you use your none refusal to ensure that lawyers still in jail, your own colleagues are released? Don’t you see this as a bargaining power? You have become so cheap and low
I am so bitter and let me just say this and I hope Ambazonians and our SELF DEFENSE FORCES will agree with me. Any Common Law Lawyer who participates in that thing called Cameroun Bar Elections, we shall make sure we publish your pictures on all media, we shall document your names, we shall present your details of where your Bar office(s) is /are located and we must make sure you are banned from Southern Cameroons for life. That is to say, when you go to Cameroun on November, 24th, 2018 to participate in that election, please STAY THERE AND DO NOT COME BACK HOME. IT WILL NOT BE BUSINESS AS USUAL.
For those who are participating, RESIGN NOW PUBLICLY, PULL BACK BECAUSE THERE ARE ALWAYS CONSEQUENCES
DON’T THINK YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH THESE
November, 3rd, 2018