Honourable Wirba Joseph, in an open letter condemned the ”unjustifiable” imprisonment and sentencing of Comrade PennTerence Khan to a 12-year prison sentence and a 5 million FCFA fine dished out by the Yaounde military tribunal, calling the colonial court ”teleguided and oppressive” at the same time describing such a verdict as part of the ”master plan to enslave and exterminate the peace-loving people of the Southern Cameroons”.
The firebrand MP of La Republique kangaroo parliament paid particular attention at the closing remarks made on April 10, while addressing the military tribunal’s President, stipulating how Comrade Penn Terence’s tone was void of ”anger or revenge” but observed a calm, composed individual who spoke with utmost civility.
Encouraged by the ”educated” man who was illegally abducted in Bamenda and ferried to Yaounde since January 16, 2017 against his will, despite all this time in captivity has not faltered, the man was still a source of motivation to continue in the fight for freedom.
Faced with the daunting task to restore the ”lost dignity” of his people, Honourable Wirba is urging every Southern Cameroonian to come together in unity at this ”crucial moment” in history to confront a well-organized gang of oppressors such as those causing untold hardship on fellow Ambazonians.
The wirbaforce, reminded comrades of the killings, abduction, rape of women and girls, the militarization of the streets, the burning down of homes from Kwa Kwa to Tadu with the elderly caught in the flames, and the thousands who keep seeking refuge in next door Nigeria living under ”deplorable conditions” and in despair. The Honourable MP requested that ”selfish interests” be kept aside and implore all to come together in the fight for justice that has been deprived fellow Ambazonians for years.
Honourable Wirba Joseph reiterated the pledge made by Penn Terence in his letter ”No fair-minded person can expect justice from this type of charade trial. The Anglo-Saxon system of criminal justice that is supposed to be applied in the English-speaking North West and South West Regions of this country demands that justice is not only done but seen to be done. Those are the principles for which I am prepared if need be to pay the ultimate price”.
BaretaNews Foreign Correspondent/Analyst