BaretaNews has now learned that the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Leaders despite being in jail for over 10 months are not giving up. Today, during the court session, all of them vehemently rejected the Cameroonian nationality stating that they are Southern Cameroonians, a move which prompted the sitting military judge to immediately intervened to say that the Country as stated does not yet exist. BaretaNews notes that this statement from the judge is political as he is aware that the country will of course exist in due course. However, we note that going by political history, Southern Cameroons existed, it exists today and it will continue to exists. BaretaNews is comfortable by the fact that such a move from the leaders in jail with such a strong statement in Court should send strong signals to the Yaounde Junta regime that they can’t break them. It’s a direct message to the Ambazonian community both home and diaspora never to give up on the Southern Cameroons dream.
Reports state that the detained Ambazonian leaders today rejected the Cameroonian nationality imposed on them. They did that at the Yaounde military tribunal as their case opened on Thursday December 6.
We are told that as they appear before the President of the military tribunal for the first time in public, the Ambazonian leaders all turned down the Cameroonian nationality when their names and nationalities were read out.
Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe, President of the Interim Government of the Federal Republic Of Ambazonia set the ball rolling when he stood in the accused box but the magistrate could not find any nationality against his name. Then stepped Dr. Nfor Ngala Nfor, Chairman of the Southern Cameroons National Council-SCNC, Pa Nfor rejected the Cameroonian nationality outrightly when it was read against his name and stressed that he is a Southern Cameroonian.
In a fierce tone, the colonial military judge said “That country does not yet exist,” the President of the court, Col. Abega Mbezoa epse Eko Eko was quick to hit back but this did not dissuade the other detainees from rejecting the Cameroonian nationality.
It should be noted that the heated start to court session was a sign of things to come as the defense counsel composed of about 47 law firms held the court to task on the composition of the civil party as well as the submission of the list of witnesses by the State Prosecutor.