Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Faults UN in Poor Handling of Southern Cameroons Crisis




Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Slaps the UN for being Reactive rather than Proactive in Conflicts Prevention in Togo and the Cameroons

Former Nigerian President, Peace Crusader, Democracy Icon and Founder of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, GoodluckEbele Jonathan, has lambasted the UN for duplicity and not living up to its responsibilities of ensuring global peace and security, especially at a time when West Africa in particular and the World at large is gradually sliding into a quagmire of political instability and anarchy. The former President was speaking in Greece as one of the Guest Speakers at the 15th anniversary of the Dialogue of Civilization at Rhodes, under the theme; “Multi-polarity and Dialogue in Regional and Global Development: Imagining a Possible Future”

According to the African leader, the failure of the world peace body to be decisive in handling prolonged conflicts in the Middle East, notably Iraq and Syria, East Asia and Africa, particularly with the Cameroons as a recent example is a conclusive evidence of her passive and unresponsive disposition in conflict prevention or resolution. He picked holes at the treatment of African citizens by their leaders pertaining to the practice of democratic principles. Like other global leaders during the recent UNGA, the Nigerian leader advocated for meaningful reforms within the UN system that would able it to be proactive in addressing 21st century crisis, particularly in the West African nations of Togo and the Cameroons. Empowering regional bodies like the AU and ECOWAS, he noted will boost their commitment in assisting the UN perform her function of maintaining global peace and Security.

Contextually, the lackadaisical attitude of the UN in handling the present crisis in the Cameroons is an apt example of how the peace and security body has made itself a fire fighting rather than a fire prevention organization. In a one year long crisis whose onus lie squarely at the door step of the UN and her key members of Britain and France, the organization has been merely rhetoric than pragmatic in its reaction. Even with the present genocidal activities of La Republque du Cameroon currently going on in the Southern Cameroons since October 1st 2017, the world’s governing body and its affiliated agencies have only ended at issuing condemnations and calls for dialogue and restrain from both sides from their cozy offices in New York.

It is true that international politics and diplomacy is a very complex and intriguing game where nations scheme for their national and personal interests rather than international interest. There seem to be a kind of internal politics of interests within the Security Council of the UN which must be played and concluded before it is taken out of the council to the larger world. This probably explains the organization’s sluggish approach to conflict prevention and resolution around the world. In the case of Southern Cameroons in particular, it is evident that an eminent restoration of the independence of Ambazonia is a serious threat to the economic and exploitative interest of France who is a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a veto power. It is therefore very likely that immediate action by the UN to forestall an increasing escalation of the situation in Ambaland shall continuously be slothful until when France is convinced that her interest will be protected in an independent Ambazonia. Nevertheless, the Interim Governing Council, as part of their diplomatic offensive must ensure that they threat France, less of an enemy and promise them a cordial diplomatic and economic space in a Federal Republic of Ambazonia.

The declaration of the restoration of the Independence of Southern Cameroons is anchored on truth, justice and the UN’s own chatter and resolutions. It will therefore be highly duplicitous for France to attempt to truncate the freedom of a people and her unborn generations by being insolent to the laws and resolutions of an organization to which she is a key stakeholder, on the altar of greed and French national interest.

James Agbor

BaretaNews Political News Analyst

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  1. Carin Blanche

    October 11, 2017 at 1:52 PM

    we need actions now Amber leaders n not words again

    • George

      October 11, 2017 at 2:27 PM

      That is a newspaper. It was made to inform people.

  2. Malis

    October 11, 2017 at 2:35 PM

    I really want to thank all Ambazonian leaders and also the leadership of SCACUF and the GC. Being at that position is not an easy task, especially with the limited resources, It’s more than hard.

    No words are enough to describe the difficulties of leadership.

    With the little you have, you people have done astronomically and infinitely more the the UN, AU, … with all their billions, man power, resources, … and all what not.

    Not the UN or the AU itself, but the creatures controlling the UN, AU, … are demons, a disgrace to man, mankind, humanity and world. They are the worst thing that ever happen to us African people, all they want is kill us all using evil Africans and take over our resources.

    We Ambazonian are going through one of our darkest moment ever and we want our leadership to know the we are with you, You have proved yourselves beyond doubt. we feel you in our souls and we know from what you have accomplished so far with the little you have, you are truly our leader and all our thrust in you people.

    Keep on the good work, we are waiting, LRC will kill some of us, but they will never ever be able to kill us all.


  3. Ambe Kenneth

    October 11, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    Carin Blanche, what actions have you contributed since the start of this crisis? All we get you say is call on others to act. What have you done?

  4. Ak-boy

    October 11, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Fuck the UN with her window dressing speeches.It’s high time to dissolve the toothless bulldog so-called” United Nations and create a better organization.

  5. Mukong

    October 11, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    Please name calling and profanity are unnecessary be cause we are a people with a rich culture who are resolute about what we want. Nothing is wrong with the road to Buea being bumpy and full traitors, sellout and egomaniacs. The bottom line is that we should stay focus and eschew most of these distraction.
    And on a second thought, we do not owe the french leeches anything. The Vietnamese, Tunisians and Algerians would have been irrelevant today if they considered the bloated ego of the french leeches when they were fighting to regain their dignity.
    french leeches or no french leeches, Southern Cameroons shall prevail. We should learn from history. Remember the atrocities the Japanese committed when they colonized China; and were they not even using Chinese people for target practice by the imperial army? Now imagine who is calling the shots today. Just a mere sneeze from the Chinese sends shiver down the spine of the Japanese. So let us stop talking all this talk about the irrelevant and abominable french leeches; especially as no country in Africa got their independence handed to them in a golden platter.

  6. Bertrand Focho

    October 11, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    In depth analysis there, Hats off sir

  7. Dalice Lakwe

    October 12, 2017 at 2:07 AM

    FRANCE puppet to our God given Blessings, our resources, fight all you want, you are nothing but thieves. Remember, the best is yet to come.UN has refused to play the role assigned for them to do. The failure is UN on their part. FRANCE puppet to the UN, unity to you both.

  8. Molle

    October 13, 2017 at 4:20 PM

    Vanguard News Nigeria: At least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra activists killed in chilling crackdown. HEY Goodhead Jonathan keep your nose out of Cameroon Anglophone crisis. The Bakassi peninsula belong to the indivisible Republic of Cameroon

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