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Rexon, With respect to your family members back home, you write, "If they finally choose to vote, they are better off voting for the SDF." By extension I am sure if given the chance you will tell all Cameroonians or atleast SCs who want to vote, to vote for the SDF? Is it not because the SDF is the only best available option in Cameroon tday? MFRUNTAH
Rexon, Addressing Feli, you write as follows: stop being jealoused of the Muna's, they are the best thing that has ever come out of the Southern Cameroons. Posted by: rexon | Tuesday, 22 May 2007 at 02:40 PM How many seats is Muna's AFP going in for? How many councils is his party vying for? Why should anyone envy Muna, when he is rejected in his native Ngyenbo? Or perhaps you and yours in Mbatu have accepted him?
Rexon, The things you have enumerated above can only be implemented after the SCs is independent. How are you planning to get SCs to independence? Let us all face the facts. The SCNC is NOT able to accomplish the mission assigned to it in 1994; that mission was the restoration of the independence of SCs. A political party operating under the laws of LRC, the SDF recognizes the Anglophnone problem and suggests federation. Vote for the SDF and get the federation or wait forever for speeches, papers and diplomacy to restore the independence. The independence the SCs are seeking for is not gained by any of those means. If the SCNC can not do what an "independence seeking movement" should do, they should accept the federation proposed by the SDF; it is better than the "nothing" of the CPDM. MFRUNTAH
Tayong, You write, "And unfortunately the Chairman like in many other occasions has been ill advised...". You are already prejudiced and nothing can change your opinion regarding Fru Ndi's message to Yar'Adua. You mention democratic institutions stating their reservations about the elections. If by democratic institutions you are referring to the likes of NDI, then know that it is their job. Fru Ndi heads a political party and as a presidential aspirant in a country with its longest borders with Nigeria, looks forward to working with whoever Nigeria presents as president. As of now, following the elections in Nigeria, Yar’Adua is the president-elect. If tomorrow, the Nigerians and their courts present a different president-elect and Fru Ndi fails or refuses to recognize him, then you have a point. Until then, Fru Ndi and the SDF did just the right thing. MFRUNTAH
"recognizes" should be replaced with "recognized".
Watesih, Please leave MUMU alone. Despite his cognitive impairment, if he were using his real names, he would be arrested and tried for assassinating the queen's language. His publications are being compiled and would be used in journalism clubs in secondary schools on “how NOT to write for public consumption”. M NJE, I have nothing to read up about the SCNC and its objective because I was present at ACC II. Do you know about "zero option"? The Fako-Kilum state in the SDF's proposed Federal constitution is the best thing the SCNC can get now because through speeches ONLY the Independence of SCs will for EVER remain a blissful dream. All SCs at this time should know that the best available solution is with the SDF! Or is there another? Tayong, You write, "Did Bill Clinton condemned the election masquerade in Cameroon? Maybe he didnt or should I say check it out still? Was he supposed to stage a coup to install Fru Ndi?" That is exactly what we are saying. Do you expect Fru Ndi (as a foreigner) to declare that Yar Adua did not win the elections? Do you expect him to stage a coup and oust Yar Adua? That is the onus of Nigerians and their courts. Until that is done, Yar Adua remains the president elect and should be recognizes as such internationally. Rexon, As a foreigner, you will be welcome to congratulate Biya after the elections even if they are fraught with fraud. If Cameroonians sit quietly and do nothing, they will not expect you, a foreigner and a political Liliput for that matter, to do anything to salvage the situation. MFRUNTAH
Rexon, We have heard and seen all of those questions before. Have you heard of "revision of strategis"? The SDF revises its strategies to meet the aspirations of the grassroot militants. On the contrary "the force of argument and not the argument of force" has been the modus operandi of the SCNC since 1994 with no results. And yet strategies have not been revised. Year in year out opportunities present themselves to the SCNC to use to make their case stronger but these opportinities are not used. May 20th was one of them! Tell your people to vote the SDF and stay at the polling station to protect their votes. Voting for the SDF is the only solution right now to the Anglophone problem MFRUNTAH
Rexon aka Mbatu boy, Read below and you will understand that Knganjo (whom you have renemed Kenneth for your own purposes) was responding to your mail of yesterday. BTW I am still waiting for more educated information from you how the SDF operates. "I am on my way out, but will be coming with detail informations about how the SDF operates. The business dealings of people like Yoyo with the regime, etc. That is how we must operate. If you guys want to bring sabotage and lies here, then we shall not leave your SDF alone. Lets fight the fight amongst ourselves." Posted by: rexon | Sunday, 20 May 2007 at 12:11 PM "It is our country and collectively we can liberate that country from the hands of our foes.I don't care about the businesses of Yoyo and the SDF.That doesn't concern me in anyway.If you have been spying on them that is your problem.For your information there is no single anglophone in Cameroon who can pretend that he or she is happy with the way Southern Cameroonians are treated in that country." Posted by: knganjo | Monday, 21 May 2007 at 09:26 AM Rexon, did you pick up your check over the weekend? Is that the way you threaten them to pay you up? Letting them know that you will no longer write on anything SDF?I mean the CPDM! After picking up your check, you came back to your cheap self.You are as cheap as your mentor-Azong Wara. Both of you started as SDF, then SCNC and today CPDM. The CPDM junta remains insensitive to the plight of Anglophones. The SCNC leaders(paper tigers and internet lions) remain in leadership tussles and see in the SCNC an avenue to extort money and sex from asylum seeking Cameroonians. The only hope for Anglophone Cameroon is with the SDF which not only recognizes the exstence of an Aglophone problem, but also in its proposed Federal constition has the Fako-Kilum state comprised of the today SW and NW provinces. Our collective responsiblity at this time is to encourage family and friends back home to vote for the SDF; for it is the only way forward for us as Anglophones. MFRUNTAH
The British High Commissioner was in Douala last Monday January 15, 2007 to launch a British Council organised training seminar for journalists on “Election Reporting and Ethical Journalism” and to offer a reception to a section of the British Royal Navy that was visiting Cameroon. While proposing a toast at a Dinner that held at the Meridien Hotel, Syd Maddicott recognised the sacrifices Cameroonians made in order that the country to reached the completion point of the Highly Indebted and Poor Countries(HIPC) initiative. He also praised president Paul Biya for initiating ELECAM and promulgating the new criminal procedure code that to him was more human-rights friendly. He finally wished that the country fared well in 2007 both in the political, social and economic domains. In this interview granted at the end of the ceremony, the British diplomat refutes allegations that his country imposed the created of ELECAM.On the Anglophone question, he prescribes more respect and goodwill towards the minority community. Dikalo : Great Britain has always been in favour of the creation of an independent electoral commission in Cameroon. What interpretation do you give to Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) the body that would henceforth supervise the election process in Cameroon. Does it respond to the aspirations of the British government in its search for an independent electoral commission for Cameroon? H.E. Syd Maddicott: Let me say that the initiative for ELECAM is entirely a Cameroonian initiative. Britain supports the government in its decision to introduce the electoral commission, but is was a decision of the president himself to act on the advice of the Commonwealth following the 2004 presidential election, as I understand it. So that was a decision that we played no part in. Where Britain has played a role is that the Cameroonian government having decided in principle to research what form an election commission might take, by looking at the electoral arrangements in other countries and Britain was one of the counties that Cameroonian ministers and officials visited. They also visited Canada and other countries in East, West and Southern Africa. So, I would not ascribe this directly to British involvement. But certainly, we welcome the fact that the government made this decision and that the law has now been through parliament and we await its final promulgation. So let us be very clear. We have not been crafting proposal for an independent electoral commission for Cameroon. The help that Cameroon has been getting has been from the Good Offices Division of the Commonwealth secretariat. And under Hon. Joe Clarke, the former Canadian prime minister who on more than one occasion brought a large Commonwealth team to Cameroon. I would salute the work that Joe Clarke and his colleagues have done. This brings in people from all over the Commonwealth like Mauritius, I think India and other places. So it is by no means a British thing. Dikalo: You should have gone through the law. Does it reflect the aspirations of a country that is aspiring for democracy? H. E. Syd Maddicott: I think more important than the lecture of the law, I know lots of people have voiced opinion about the form the law should take. But rather than be overly concerned about the lecture of the law, I think what is much more important is that the government has the political will to make it work. I think I can’t answer the question about whether it would work as intended now, that is the question we would have to look at again in about a year’s time. Dikalo: It’s application seems to be delayed, in 18 months after its promulgation into law. Don’t you think this may defeat government’s goodwill to organise free and fair elections? H.E. Syd Maddicott: Well, the timing is the decision of the government of course. But the truth is that looking at elections in June, I am not sure that it would not be possible to have an independent electoral commission take complete charge of them. I do hope ELECAM would play some sought of role in the next elections. Dikalo: We know Britain came to Cameroon through the former West Cameroon and you say the British High Commission is here for all Cameroonians, Francophone or Anglophones. The problem is that Anglophones say they feel marginalized in the management of state affairs. Where does the British government stand? H.E. Syd Maddicott: The British government does not take a position on a question like that. It would be inappropriate. But let me offer a little bit of my experience. My last posting was in the British High Commission in Ottawa. And in Ottawa you have exactly the reverse of what obtains in Cameroon. The country’s linguistic majority is Anglophone, almost exactly the same percentage as Francophones in Cameroon. And I think it is very easy when you are in a minority to feel marginalized. I see quite some Anglophone Cameroonians in senior positions. So, I wouldn’t want to pronounce on whether the Anglophone problem is real or imaginary. But I think clearly some Anglophones feel there is a problem. Is it a question of hypersensitivity among Anglophones, I don’t really know. Dikalo: If you were to advise the Cameroonian government on how to handle the question of minorities, what would you tell them? H. E. Syd Maddicott. : What I said to English speaking Canadians when I was in Canada was always to exercise the maximum amount of respect and goodwill towards minority communities. But I think that applies to minority communities everywhere. In the United Kingdom we have minority communities. It is very easy for a minority community to feel marginalized. Dikalo. : What prospects do you foresee for Cameroon? H. E. Syd Maddicott: Cameroon is a great country. I enjoy being here. Everybody says Cameroon has a lot of potentials, I hope to see Cameroon realise its potentials and to start doing so very soon. One of the other thing was improving the business climate. I certainly hope to see some moves being made in that direction during 2007. It is very important for the country to try and attract foreign business investment and to encourage domestic business as well. Dikalo: What is your appreciation of the impact of French on both written and spoken English in Cameroon? H.E. Syd Maddicott : I don’t think it has impacted on my English yet, but I am afraid my English impact rather a lot on my French. I would like to apologise to all of the French language who hear me murder their language from time to time. But, I am amazed at the linguistic diversity of Cameroon. I have got members of my staff who speak a couple of local Cameroonian languages, who then speak English and French and pidgin as well, which is certainly not a language I understand. I am impressed by their linguistic skills. I don’t notice that Cameroonian English is much affected by French. In certain official documents there are certain phrases that have been borrowed from France and from Cameroonian French that I see. But I do not see the two languages interacting that much. But English after all is a language where about a third of the words were borrowed from French in the first place. So as far as English speakers are concerned we shouldn’t care about that. Interviewed by Mokun Njouny Nelson (DIKALO, Douala)
It is true that ELECAM is not as independent as Cameroonains would want it to be. By accepting it to manage elections, the SDF's NEC certainly thinks it is manageable. The big question however is, what will happen if ELECAM organizes elections and the results are rigged? Will the SDF stage a repeat of the 1992 docile scenario or is NEC now ready to take advantage of a divided army? As we ponder over these issues and make our suggestions, let us make sure we are all registered to vote. If you are out of the country make sure to encourage family at home to register. FRUNTAH
Rexon, you have not read the document pertaining to ELECAM. The SDF and her leadership have read it and know what they are talking about.Call your family back home icluding your CPDM brother and encourage all of them to register to vote so that when ELECAM is created they should all vote for the SDF. One sure way to resolve the Anglophone broblem is to vote the SDF TO POWER. If any rethinking of strategy has to be done, it is Rexon and the SCNC , and not the SDF that have to do so. They should encourage their followers (if any) to vote the SDF to power as an alternative solution to the Anglophone problem. FRUNTAH
It is good to know that the rally and NEC meeting finally held in Limbe. S N Tita should be licking his wounds at this time. As the SCNC and other groups clamouring for the restoration of the idependence of Southern Cameroons go about their business, Anglophne Cameroonians in paricular and Cameroonians as a whole should be encouraged to have their names on voters lists so as to be able to vote the SDF to power (if the elctoral laws are good). Through the SDF, Cameroonians will have hope for a better future and the state of Fako-Kilum created to resolve the present issue of Independence for the SCNC. The SDF must not be seen as a stumbling block to the SCNC as some will like us to believe; the SDF should be seen correctly as having another solution to the Anglophone problem. IF YOU ARE AT HOME MAKE SURE TO REGISTER TO VOTE; IF YOU ARE IN THE DIASPORA, MAKE SURE TO CALL YOUR FAMILY BACK HOME AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO REGISTER. NOW IS THE TIME. FRUNTAH
Rexon writes, "From Tiko rape case to Mutengene". You know as well as I do that the girl was resding in Tiko at the time, but you commited the rape in Mutengene. Rexon who will be your next victim? Ma Mary? Heed Spako's free advice and take a break. Liliputs like yourself who have attained cognitive menopause need a break! Do you know why you have two ears and one month? So that you can speak less and listen more. You can be aptly described as suffering from linguistic inflation when you use so many words to express no ideas at all.Reboot yourself!
Rexon, Your contributions on this forum are revealing that you are an agent of the CPDM sent to anti-campaign the SDF and NJFN. That is why you decamped from the SDF to the SCNC and right now you are an annoying SCNC member by day and CPDM by night thanks to the working session you and your CPDM brother had with your in-law, Azong Wara when you traveled home in 2005! Your blind support of SN Tita comes as no surprise; he comes from Mbatu and you come from Mbatu! One thing you must understand however is that the SDF is a national party and can not be reduced to a village thing! Another school of thought holds it that your supports of S N Tita is not unconnected to the rape case you have pending in Mutengene. Your village chief who happens to be a teacher had no means of transportation, I mean had no vehicle and had difficulties getting to work and communing with his subjects. You, like an elite (professor in school of economics) failed to buy him a car. When another elite, Henry Mamuzah alone bought a car for the chief, you started calling him feyman. So you see, you have a history of blaming your failures on others and so blaming the failure of your factionalized SCNC on the SDF and NJFN is no surprise. You write that the SDF was created to “TO DECOLONISE THE SOUTHERN CAMEROONS.” This has never been an objective of the SDF! Remember that the SDF was launched on May 26 1990 in Bamenda. On that day the manifesto (http://www.sdfparty.org/english/references/72.php) was presented. Where do you find decolonizing SCs an objective of the SDF? Are we talking about the same SDF? In the manifesto it is enshrined that the SDF, amongst others, holds the belief that, national unity is the only option in creating a political environment for real development. This means the SDF stands for one and indivisible Cameroon with decentralized powers. With this in mind, the SDF seeks to, “fight relentlessly against social injustice, tribalism, nepotism, corruption, graft, squandamania, clientelism, discrimination and moral decay in Cameroon,” (SDF manifesto). On the other hand, the SCNC was created to restore the independence of SCs. While the SDF has a modus operandi towards attaining its objectives, the SCNC also has its agenda towards restoring the independence of SCs. The SDF has not complained about the SCNC, why are you, a paper tiger blaming the SDF for the inefficiencies and shortcomings of the factionalized SCNC? Hear you asking what the SDF has done in 17 years! What has the SCNC achieved in 13 years? If anything, it has put in place overzealous and money hungry individuals like you to enrich yourselves when you sign fake affidavits for asylum applicants! You admitted doing this! At the time the SDF was created, Cameroon Anglophone Movement (CAM) was putting pressure on the CPDM government to return to the 1961 federal status. The SDF recognized this problem; that is why its draft constitution is that of “The Federal Republic of Cameroon” with four states. One of the states is FAKO-KILUM, in recognition of the desire of CAM for the two anglophone provinces to remain a state. Is this not a solution? My brother, vote the SDF to power and have your West Cameroons state returned to you. Another option is you continue to wait in oblivion for the courts, wherever they are, to give judgment granting your independence! I know you can not take up arms, so that is not even an option! You have not kept your house clean yet you are saying the SDF is dirty. Look at Ebong; he announced the restoration of the independence of the Federal Democratic Republic of Southern Cameroons in 1999. Today he passes for the president of the Federal Republic of Southern Cameroons! Why has the word “Democratic” been removed? Was there a referendum? Is that how you and your divided SCNC intend to rule SCs? Changing the name of the country at will? By the way when is the independence coming? From the courts? An opportunity presented itself to the SNC last Saturday Jan 20th in Bamenda and they failed to use it! How can the leaders of the SCNC discuss with gendarmes for more than two hours and none, I mean none them is bold enough to tell them they are forces of occupation; that they are in another sovereign state. Afraid of being arrested and detained, they start lecturing the gendarmes on the new laws of La Republique! Some leaders! And Akoson was there. All he could do was run and hide behind a computer! Activist! Rather than waste time blaming the SDF, the SCNC should educate people, so they understand what the SCNC is all about! Leaders of the SCNC arrested in Bamenda while the population is looking on! Arrest an SDF leader in Bamenda and see what happens! FRUNTAH