Anglophones Home And Abroad Need Each Other, We Are Condemned To Work Together- Justice Ayah Paul Abine

Ayah Goes Ballistic, Dish Off Political Correctness





August 1, 2018



For reasons impossible to explain naturally, I chose yesterday, July 31, 2018, to state my stance on AAC III. Just as I began writing the date, distress calls came from St Valentine Centre (Orphanage), Buea. I gathered on the spot that armed soldiers had come to the centre menacingly because the inmates were playing in front of their dormitory, shouting… As I sat down to write on my return, sad news was broken to us about the death of my only brother-in-law… I do hope the good Lord will allow me to write to the end this time around.

Since my release from captivity, I have published at least two posts on the absolute need for an AAC III to hold. Both received substantial positive endorsement as gleaned from the hundreds of comments. Before my captivity, I had published several articles in the same direction. It was when it received little attention that I went on to propose the English Cameroon Authority. Records show that the proposal received tremendous support!

The overwhelming opposition to AAC III championed by Cardinal Tumi of recent now is a huge embarrassment. I was convinced that it was understood the objective of the English Cameroon Authority was to create a forum for concertation among Anglophones; and to provide a team for prospective dialogue at the time. If the idea has caught up with the cardinal today whereby he craves that Anglophones come together to chart the way forward, one is at a loss as to the raison d’etre of hostilities.

There is no doubt that one may not agree entirely with the cardinal’s plan of action. Only during the AAC III would Anglophones, by unanimity or in their majority, chart the way forward: whether to trust Mr. President this time around to give him another chance., given his disdain for the Anglophones previously. But is it not only democratic for us to meet and make our points or opinions heard? If not, why does anyone believe that their own opinions are infallible and must be accepted by the others?

That’s why I consider the cardinal’s initiative invaluable, and that it comes at a propitious moment and opportune time! As a matter of fact, we, Anglophones, appear to have lost sight of certain indisputable facts. Anglophones are in two groups in location and in circumstance: those in the diaspora and those at home; those at room temperature and those taking the heat of hostilities. The one group cannot do without the other, lest we favour fragility at the expense of durability; dictatorship instead of democracy.

I am of the considered opinion that there can NEVER be unity of purpose until we have met to agree on the common purpose/goals. Such agreement can only stand the test of time if it emanates from reason rather than from emotion. Reason requires proposal, face to face arguments/debates and consensus or the majority vote. I am at a loss how this can come about otherwise than when we meet.

One would have thought that the contention would have been where to meet rather than whether to meet. At the moment, the diaspora has assumed leadership in monopoly for obvious reason. They have incurred the hostilities of the current dispensation. Obviously, their entry and safety cannot be guaranteed until there has been amnesty. Which is to say the Buea venue or any other within Southern Cameroon/Ambazonia is inappropriate. Nor can the diaspora organize a forum that the internal representatives would freely attend. It is in that light that the cardinal has put forward pre-conditions. Our standing united behind the acceptance of those pre-conditions ought to be the reasonable goal instead of bickering…

If the argument is that the term “Anglophones” is nugatory, what can we say we are? Whether independent or not, we remain Anglohones by definition or by description. Independence or no independence, is it not only normal that, as a people, Anglophones reserve the right to meet as a people to review their wellbeing as a people from time to time? To paraphrase William Shakespeare, what is in a name? Methinks, then, that invoking the point to defeat the search for peace seems utterly facetious…

There is no gainsaying that, during war, there are negotiations for truces, cease-fires, cessations of hostilities… And no war has ever ended without parties sitting at the table. How would we seriously contend that, in our case, it has to be otherwise? If, as the cardinal did suggest, there was the release of those in prison/detention; together with the downing of arms (and the necessary end of bloodshed, even just momentarily); would that alone not be a welcome relief? Do we, in the comfort of our homes, contemplate the inhuman living conditions of our people in refugee camps; in the bushes (forests); in dungeons?… We of the Ayah Foundation feel/live it daily, and we do appreciate what our people are going through…

Above all, no initiative aimed at restoring peace and normalcy ought lightly to be dismissed from emotional inner drives. Our guiding principle should be democratic flexibility: the readiness to accept that the other person has a right to a different opinion. We may never forget that democracy is, in fact, the dissenting voice. Lest we defeat the right to argue that we are different and/or want to be different!

To my mind, AAC III is inevitable! Let us lend Cardinal Tumi our support!




  1. Bali Nyonga

    August 1, 2018 at 10:57 PM

    I respectfully disagree with you Justice Ayah on the particular meeting by Cardinal Tumi in connivance with Dr. Munzu (my mouth actual tastes bile just by thinking this name). A meeting of people of former British SC might be necessary, perhaps to please some of you who wasted your productive age kissing Biya’s behind. We are of a different stock and controls our destinies. I don’t blame the old generation for being docile to a fault but I get really upset when we are trying to get out of this mess with just so much from you guys pulling us back. When did Cardinal Tumi ever thought of ACC III before 2017? As we say in the noble Mugaka language, I translate “Cardinal Tumi yi Achuh don finish, make yi wash yi plate find place shidon”

    • Tayo T

      August 1, 2018 at 11:19 PM


  2. Sunshine

    August 1, 2018 at 11:23 PM

    I reject ACC111 for the simple fact that nothing will come out of any meeting with LRC, hence we need a 3rd Party… UN, EU etc. to negotiate our separation. Dealing with biya is like walking in hungry lion den – biya . I don’t trust lrc because all they want is our blood and resources. ACC1, ACC11 yielded nothing with biya’s lrc. ACC111 will yield nothing!!! DON’T BE FOOLED THE THIRD TIME PLEASE!!!

    • Bali Nyonga

      August 1, 2018 at 11:52 PM

      Sunshine, don’t mind this jesters. They keep doing ACC1, ACC2 etc with the same results and can’t think out of the box

  3. Mukong

    August 2, 2018 at 12:23 AM

    Biya the french slave is the architect of all this mess so why is it that we are the one’s now spewing bile at each other? AAC I and AAC II were greeted with scorn by Biya; so what is going to make AAC III different.

  4. Shillah

    August 2, 2018 at 12:51 AM

    Did lrc told u they care abt ur Acc3, they will never be general ammistie for the like of Ayuk, baraliar Erick tataw, Anus, tapan n others. We will crush u soon or later. Why do u think these old men r talking now after supporting in the back ground, they r feeling the heat n death unlike u hiding behing ur keyboard n sending others to died for u. There is never going to be a ambazozo terrorists land, u better put it in ur head sooner rather than later. Chief killer

  5. Malis

    August 2, 2018 at 1:51 AM


    We love you Pa and we will forever respect you for your greatness, nothing can take that away from you.

    They kill us, rape our women, burn the elders alive not because we are not united, not because we have not hold another ACC, not because we do not love them, … . They do all these because it is their nature.
    They have no respect for their own selves or human life. Even if God gives them the whole universe, they will still be destructive. If anyone has not yet understand this, then they will never ever understand it.

    We do not need ACC for the problem is no us or with us, as such we are not going to make our selves the problem. ACC is just to go and fool ourselves, we already know and have seen in flesh and blood all possible outcome.

    We should not do as if ACC is some magical creature somewhere. No, it is not a thing at all. It is just thought, imaginations, phantasies, wishes, in our mind. We the people of Ambazonia are the real thing and we know and have seen with no confusion, all possible outcome.
    No more escapism and mind games. The fundamental problem here is that of the nature of the people in charge of LRC. Their nature is totally out of whack, and only they can fix that, not us. The day they manage to heal themselves or free themselves from their evil nature, then good for them.

    How can we pretend to hold an ACC, expecting it to produce an outcome, when we already know all possible outcome before holding the damn ACC, and even worst, we have already experienced these in flesh and blood.

    We Ambazonians are not that stupid to fool ourselves and not realize it.

    No amount of ACC can change the nature of Biya and his criminal syndicate, and for us, we are living the catastrophic outcome of all the previous AAC right now.

    No matter how long it takes, we will fight.

    NO to AAC I, AAC II, AAC III, AAC IV, AAC V, AAC VI, AAC VII, AAC VIII, … , AACX, … all the way to the end of the universe.

  6. Papito

    August 2, 2018 at 9:11 AM

    Animals in human skin.
    It is time you realize that there will never in history be a country called ambazonia.

  7. Bali Nyonga

    August 2, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    How many countries were in the world 30 years ago? How many are they now? No amount of low energy from shit-no-whip-lass trolls will stop. 1.2 million East Timorese restored their independence “stolen” by giant 261 million people Indonesia and Ambazonia is doing same. Learn to live with the reality that Ambazonia is the world’s newest free democracy in the making

    • Malis

      August 2, 2018 at 10:20 PM

      Thank you, very simple arithmetic to figure out.

  8. Papito

    August 2, 2018 at 4:22 PM


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