The eminent jurist considers that the Anglophone territories have undergone an annexation by Francophone Cameroon.
Barrister Akere Muna, a lawyer of great reputation, gives his opinion on the crisis in progress in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon. As a guest of Spectrum Television (STV) on December 29, 2016, the former President of the Bar Association argued that the current Northwest and Southwest Regions were independent before the October Reunification in 1961.
Akere Muna contests the statements of those who declare the contrary. “People had different agendas. I think that for some, it was necessary to mask an annexation and for the others, it was two States. And this desire on the side of Southern Cameroons is so clear that they demanded that there be independence before the Reunification. So West Cameroon celebrated its independence at the Centenary Stadium in Limbe before we celebrate Reunification. ” Mr. Muna does this by brandishing documents referring to the independent West Cameroon and swears that he attended the proclamation of the independence of that entity.
The former president for Cameroon of the anti-corruption NGO Transparency International is stirring the past and reports that during the Foumban negotiations in 1961, “Southern Cameroons did not suspect that there was another game going on “. He reports that prior to Nigeria’s independence, Southern Cameroons was managed by Nigeria as part of a federation. But his father Solomon Tandeng Muna had demanded and obtained that Southern Cameroons be detached from Nigeria before its independence to avoid future negotiations with both Cameroon and Nigeria.
Finally, he added, 14 voters against 12 had voted for secession from Nigeria and consequently for the advent of an autonomous Southern Cameroons. Akere Muna considers that the anglophone problem has two sides. One legal and the other political.
“On the legal side, we can cite a lot of things that have been done, which have completely truncated the truth. But I think that the solution to the problem of our country does not lie in the past. The actions we are undertaking today will determine the future, “he argues.watch the video below:
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