Agbor Nkongho, pioneer President of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium in a Facebook post has welcomed Mr. Biya’s speech though he said it fell short of his expectations. Barrister Agbor says Mr. Biya should now allow Anglophones to organize themselves towards such national dialogue without fear of arrest or political opinions. Balla said let’s give peace a chance by going through the dialogue process while calling on those who will attend the dialogue to push through constitutional amendments and form of state. BaretaNews analysis will follow thereafter. Read his entire statement
The call for an all-inclusive dialogue is very appreciated. The government should now allow Anglophones of various political thought to mobilize, organize themselves and take part without fear of arrest or other punishment for their ideas.
The announcement of the all-inclusive dialogue should signal the end of arrests of Anglophones for their political ideas. They should be allowed to participate without restriction. This is about their future.
I urge those who will be attending the national dialogue to call for the release of all those detained in connection with the crisis, the need for a constitutional amendment and also to ensure that the form of the state is equally discussed at the dialogue table.
Whilst my expectations were not fully met in the speech, we should give peace a chance by supporting the dialogue process.
Agbor Nkongho Balla