The President of the Outlawed Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, Barrister Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla, and Senator Nfon V.E. Mukete have both condemned in very strong terms the planned peace and dialogue mission by Anglophone CPDM elites to the North West and South West regions.
Balla in a strong worded letter posted on his Facebook page on Saturday October 14, described the visit as provocative and irresponsible.
“We reject the visits of elites. At a time when hundreds have been arbitrarily arrested, hundreds are seeking refuge in farms and unaccounted for, dozens dead and many hospitalized with gunshot wounds, we consider these visits as a provocation, which is irresponsible and a mockery to the population”.
Balla in the letter urged the government to release all peaceful protesters, account for the number of deaths, restore complete internet access and call for a round table discussion in the presence of the United Nations.
Meanwhile Senator Nfon V.E Mukete said the elites are dishonest and lack courage. He stated that Anglophones are suffering and dying because they lack the courage to achieve their objectives
Since the elite’s peace mission was announced, many Anglophone Cameroonians have taken to various media platforms condemning the act. Most of them describe President Biya’s move to send out North West and South West elites on the field to commune and dialogue with population as a little too late.
It should be noted that Defence Minister, Joseph Beti Assomo was equally in the region to tighten security measures against further protests.