Don’t Twist My Words: What I said has not changed
The Guardian Post Newspaper
I have read the callous headline from the Guardian Post Newspaper. I have sent them a rejoinder and I hope they publish it correctly.
However, I see lots of anger in our people especially those who just read headlines like movies and are able to narrate a film from the headlines. However, those who watched the entire Live Facebook show I think fully understood the video and never had a thing to worry about because as Ambazonians they could identify with what was said and where that was coming from. Unfortunately, a few days later MKPD took hold of portions of it to drive a narrative and all hell is breaking loose. Sadly, the very Ambazonians even those who watched it are the ones driving the narrative of the enemy. I will not blink.
Now we all know the Guardian Post Newspaper. The newspaper is now reporting on portions of my video especially giving very callous headlines to drive an agenda.
Mark Bareta never apologize for the so-called lies as the paper said. The paper is giving a dangerous insinuation. The feeling the paper wants Ambazonians to believe is that Mark is apologizing for the Ambazonia revolution, for lying to the Ambazonia people for the revolution being wrong or that Mark regrets being in the revolution. The paper is giving the feeling that all that Mark has been saying about Amba is a lie. This is big-time manipulation this newspaper is doing and those who support a one Cameroun agenda are feasting on it. I understand.
Hear me out very well. Let me again restate it. Mark spoke of a lie. A lie about the idea of having a government in a revolution. I said the creation of a government was a mistake and defending the government going forward will be a lie. I wanted a government, I preached it and financed it and I said sorry for that huge mistake. As a revolutionary neophyte at the time, I thought it was a superlative idea and that is the reason I said: “I am sorry”. The above is the exact reason and instance I stipulated that I am sorry.
That was the apology. Akoson Pauline and Mark were the two main people who started the idea of a government to be headed by a Prime Minister. We campaigned for it. When it came finally, I endorsed it and propagated everything about it, I did not shy from calling it out and late last year 2018 I started calling for a revolutionary Council because the idea of a government was already a disturbing factor. Mark is not the first to have said a government in a revolution is a bad idea or that having a government was wrong. So why all the fuse? That was the lie I am talking about not what the Guardian Post catalog as LIES.
The IG as a structure has a huge following and it is a major stakeholder in the revolution so talking about having a government as a mistake and a lie does not take away the IG or make it less important. This is why I advised the IG to transform into just a movement which I proposed as Ambazonia Authority. Yesterday I wrote extensively on this and the limitations of having a government in a revolution. Don’t get me wrong I have not said the respective IG factions are not important stakeholders in the freedom quest of Ambazonia but the endless and senseless politicking within the triangle of the IG compelled me to cement my position. As it stands I consider the respective factions as groups who are important stakeholders in the revolution and I shall operate with them as such. I don’t know where the Guardian Post Newspaper paper came about with such a callous heading that is meant to completely distort what I was saying. And till date, that position of mine is not changing.
I also did inform our defense forces not to defend or protect any government or groups or leaders in the diaspora but fight for the flag. I said so because we know what politics have done to some of our best fighters. I called the attention of our fighters to understand that diasporans especially the faceless ones have a greater percentage of coming back home to Amba whether we restore Amba or not and that those who are actually fighting and have given up their lives on the ground are on the greater risk not to see tomorrow, therefore, they must unite, forget politicians in the diaspora and fight for the flag. This position again is not changing.
We must recall that, before the struggle, we had recalcitrant individuals in our communities. Some of those guys have taken advantage of the struggle to continue their activities prior to the struggle through the use of the name Amba Boys. We have all seen videos from genuine Amba boys punishing Fake fighters who steal and kidnap individuals in their names. Genuine Amba boys generally do not kidnapped especially known groups under the control of coordinated structures. My position is that it is the responsibility of every group to seek out the bad seeds within or out of their respective groups who are engaged in such malpractices.
My statement pointed to groups who have boys in camps purportedly fighting for the course who are said to be kidnapping under the pretext that they are in need of cash to feed. This should not be an excuse for kidnapping but ignoring such positions is not a remedy to the problem. Whether they are genuine fighters or not most of them are Ambazonians and it is our collective responsibility to put things to order for the interest of the revolution. I am referring here to groups unknown to us, not in the control of any of the known groups or counties and this includes Atanga Nji militia who are specially designed for these. My reference to Kidnappings orchestrated by those posing as Amba boys excludes the genuine Amba boys or known groups.
In my Facebook Live show, kidnapping was not my focus and never had time to explain that. It was said in passing to make a point about ground zero forces uniting and instituting a tax system.
Even those who publicly orchestrated and supported the banning of formidable groups (ADF, SOCADEF) by the IG under the pretext and allegations of kidnapping also blew the trumpet as if Mark Bareta ordered for the crucifixion of Jesus. At that moment, they said it on LIVE STATE TV without knowing the repercussions on the revolution-too much hypocrisy.
However, the overall message on that particular live Facebook show is clear. People who never watched my entire Facebook video are making a fuse of something else and I understand perfectly how the enemy can turn out our words for their own agenda.
The revolution is strong, God-ordained and Cameroun shall be defeated
NB: You do not have to agree with me about an idea of a government in a revolution. Support what you think. My ideas are mine only