Why I Did not Meet Southern Cameroons Leaders – Femi Falana, SAN
Legal luminary and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has disclosed why he did not finally meet the detained President of the Interim Government of Ambazonia, Sissiku Ayuk-Tabe and 11 of his collaborators taken hostage in Abuja Nigeria. Mr. Falana was speaking yesterday Friday 19th January 2018, in an early morning talk show on Channels Television, broadcasting from Lagos and monitored in Ambazonia.
The legal mind, who is standing as defense council for the detained leaders, had planned to meet with them early within the week, but suddenly kept Ambazonians in suspense up till date.
Speaking on the state of the Nigerian Nation, Falana lamented the clueless management of the Nigerian nation by the Buhari Administration. He noted that the President, Buhari has surrounded himself with incompetent and kleptomaniac personalities, who are incompetently running Nigeria as a personal estate.
Citing an example that concerns the detention of the interim President of Ambazonia and co, Falana said he was embarrassed and shocked at the treatment given to him by Buhari’s National Security Adviser (NSA), General Mohammed Babagana Mongunu, retired, in his attempt to meet the detained leaders. Falana, stated that, he had duly informed the NSA on his visit to see the detained Southern Cameroons leaders, and had even called him on phone the day before his trip to remind him of his team’s visit.
Funny enough, when the legal team arrived the NSA’s office, they could not be given access to see him, not to talk of the detained 12 leaders. For two days while in Abuja, he (Falana) called the NSA’s personal phone line, it rang, but he ignored all the calls.
He therefore became embarrassed and left back for Lagos, without seeing the leaders. The lawyer then questioned whether that is how a government runs, especially as concerns an international matter like this one.
From the legal mind’s experience in trying to meet the leaders, it is clear that the politics between Yaoundé, Paris and Abuja was still seriously at play then and they couldn’t have allowed the lawyer have access to the leaders, especially as Ambazonias were anxiously waiting to get briefs from him about their wellbeing.
As the drama proceeds, BaretaNews continues to monitor to see the outcome of this international conspiracy and diplomatic rascality against the sovereign people of Ambazonia.
James Agbor, BaretaNews Political Analyst