As Anglophone Cameroon face extinction in its most cherish ideals, a coalition of groups known as the Confederation of Former Anglophone student leaders, activists and civil society representatives in the Cameroons (COFASLACISOR) came into the spotlight.
COFASLACISOR was born out of an atmosphere of deliberation and thoughtful exchanges between leaders of the civil society, youth leaders, former leaders of higher education institutions and universities, political activists and representatives from the regions making up Southern Cameroons (Anglophone Cameroon).
The group being aware that the Cameroons is constituted of Two former trust territories inherited by different colonial experiences such as language, legal, educational and administrative systems with geopolitical constituents and cultural identities. The group took cognizance of the fact that prior to 1961, these trust territories were referred to as La Republique du Cameroon and British Southern Cameroons. The group is also taking note of the fact that there is no legal foundation for the alleged union between these two states as each gained Independence on the 1st of January 1960 and 1st of October 1961 respectively.
The group agreed that the entire process of the transition and metamorphosis in the political life of these two states from the Federal Republic of Cameroon in 1961, through the united republic of Cameroon in 1972 to La Republique du Cameroon in 1984 was grossly flawed by illegality and treacherous secrecy;
The having known that the pursuit of destructive policies, hostile reforms and disregard of unique cultures and institutions of British southern Cameroons by LA Republique du Cameroon has simmered existing political tension in all sectors of the Anglophone community and knowing that these scandalous and despicable attacks on the culture, identity, system and institutions of the minority English-speaking (southern) Cameroonians has provoked a proportionate, legal, democratic, justified and appropriate response from the Cameroons common law lawyers and other like-minded sister organizations;
COFASLACISOR concluded by waging it’s full support to the ongoing strike action by the Cameroons common law lawyers and pledged unflinching support to any further measures and contemplated action deemed necessary, lawful, acceptable and reasonable.
COFASLACISOR also called on La Republique du Cameroun and the political Regime in place to desist from any contemptuous and provocative actions that would hamper the bi-jural, bi-cultural, and bilingual system in the Cameroons
COFASLACISOR did recognize the legitimate rights of the Cameroons common law lawyers to be referred to a distinct status or their right to adopt any name that may confer authority to represent the Anglophone community and adopt all demands of the Cameroon common law lawyers and resolution of the confederation.
COFASLACISOR went on to inform all student leaders in the south and northwest regions of the Cameroons to prepare their respective institutions to join the strike action until the demands of the Cameroons common law lawyers are satisfactorily resolved.
COFASLACISOR made their voices and calls on all political parties, leaders and traditional authorities of the south and northwest regions to support the strike action of the common law lawyers.
COFASLACISOR join the lawyers in calling for the immediate extradition of all judges, magistrates, bailiffs, registrars and other legal officers of La Republique du Cameroun origin back to French-speaking regions of the Cameroons.
COFASLACISOR demanded that all political prisoners in the Cameroons but not limited to southern Cameroonian political activists and former state officials of southern Cameroons be released immediately and strongly condemns the transfer of political prisoners southern Cameroons to LA Republique du Cameroon.
COFASLACISOR strongly condemn the state of the union and call for a Return to a federation of two states of equal status.
It should be noted that the Social Democratic Front SDF NEC meeting on 5th November took note of the group communiqué as well as saluting the efforts of the group in standing out to the truth. As of today, November 10th, COFASLACISOR was transformed to Anglophone Federal Council. The communique was signed by the following leaders and these leaders make up the current council.
AFU EUGENE ANENG
ASHU N. KINGSLEY
ATANGA BELMONDO ACHIRI
DONATUS ASU WAN-OBI
ELVIS FUH MINJO
FOKALA BIH VICTORINE
NKONGHO N. NKONGHO
NGOE THOMAS ITOE
PRINCE MICHEAL NGWESE EKOSSO
QUENTIN A. NJUALEM
TATA KWAWI MBINGLO
WABI FRANCLINE KERE