Unity And Collaborative Conferences- The Canada And Washington Meeting.
We are at very delicate stage of our revolution. While self defense is paramount in bringing us to Buea, diplomacy and the support/Perception of the International community is paramount in sealing our journey to Buea. In fact, self defense is the activator of diplomacy and international help. That is why restoration days (Ghost Towns) and civil disobedience only CANNOT bring us Independence. It could only lead to minor changes in administrative issues which is far below our objective.
To get Independence, there are things we must do and I must confess, we are already doing all those things, but the one most single aspect we are yet to achieve is to get all Nationalists Movements and the IG finally collaborating to tell the world that these are people they can work with. To tell the world that we are serious in what we have. Our movements and leaders are bound to collaborate, they are condemned to collaborate and therefore we must help them so. There are many opportunities our movements and IG have lost because those that matter want to see a true unity platform. We are the ones delaying ourselves to Freedom.
As we delay our own moves, the enemy is now busy. La Republique has now engaged in a fierce communication campaign in the diaspora as well as buying lobbying firms. These firms are only interested in their money and clients and have no pity or sympathy for human rights abuses and what our people are going through. This is the moment we have to rally as a person for the last push to make sure we use all social media platforms to counteract everything they will say. We cannot go silent now.
There has been too much talk about the Canada and Washington conferences, all of which geared towards one objective- Unity and Collaboration. I already see some people trying to throw punches here and there. Fellow Ambazonians, what do we really want? Are we being aware that we are face up with La Republique, its allies, world power and now lobbyists are joining? We are on our own, but if we as a people succeeds in uniting, I bet you, no power out there shall be able to kill us. This is what the international community, especially those sympathetic to us and want to come in is asking from us- Unite and Collaborate. Yes, this is possible.
So my people, these leaders are talking behind the scenes. Let us whether activists, members of different movements, citizens and ‘surrogates’ allow these leaders to talk and bring forth a solution for our people. If these leaders really mean well for our people, they will damn all politics, interests game, talk and come to a compromise on what our people needs. Talking, collaboration is not ‘bonbon’. It takes tolerance, patience, effective communication, love for homeland to achieve. Even in our small activists forum, it has not been easy. What then amongst leaders? Yes, we can.
While doing this, we must also bear the truth that before the Interim Government called a Collaborative conference, which had been mentioned in one of Sako’s live Facebook shows, the 3C initiative has been on and we have had Sako, Ayaba on the records of this particular conference. In fact, I am aware that all movements and IG had sent representatives who were already talking about this 3C Conference in Canada discussing on how to make it work. I know how difficult it could be but it is possible.
I have had persons come on my platform and others to talk about this conference. Let’s allow these leaders to talk. Let’s allow them to find a workable plan for these conferences because the moment activists, citizens and others start making authoritative statements in favour of this or that, or throwing one under the bus, we risk loosing it all. Hear me now very well. No conference will succeed without either of the movements or IG less the purpose is defeated
Therefore, whether we like it or not, these leaders are condemned to collaborate. The IG or the groups cannot do it alone. Trust me, they cannot do it alone. Maybe our people have no idea, no idea why the international community is slow to support, especially those who sympathise with us. It is because they see the lack of a unity platform. Some people rubbished other movements and say, they are in the minority, they have nothing on ground zero. Some say ground zero does not recognise them, etc. so the IG should just go ahead. WE ARE WRONG. It is not a popularity contest.
I have said these things in some of my Facebook shows, that no matter how popular the IG is, she cannot do it alone. No matter how much ground support the IG gets, she cannot do it alone. Because these other movements most people call as minority with no support matters a lot. We have seen how one or two of their actions can cause an entire week and sometimes a month, to be centered about debates on their actions etc, and that is what the international community sees.
I have told our people to be watchful that the international community does not see this popularity of the IG. They do not see the vast support of the IG because we have no statistics or measure to tell them or show them that the IG is the lead so they do not care. These are truths. What the International Community sees is a genuine revolution that can succeed, but with many groups and leaders. It is only you and I as well as Ambalanders know that the IG is popular which is the truth. It is only us that know that the IG is listened to by the vast majority of Ambazonians and they are indeed in charge. The world doesn’t see that so we are condemned to engage these other groups and IG to collaborate. Recognition is not forced. Recognition is dialogue, Recognition is a compromised, it comes with terms and understanding. This is what our people must do.
Let everyone out there continue to push these leaders to do the talking behind the scenes, disagree and argue behind the scenes and find a compromise between the Canada and Washington conferences, come to the public and tell us. OUR LEADERS OWE US THIS.
As activists, most especially, let us mind our language, our tone towards every movements, leaders, etc. We must push these leaders to talk amongst themselves with all respect, dignity and humility. We must learn to be an activist for the revolution, for AMBA and not an Activist for IG, AGC, Groups etc.
I am called Mark Bareta.