Some people like to say that Cameroon is one and indivisible. To yield to certain demands of anglophones is to undermine the unity of the country.
For the weekly newspaper Le Point Hebdo published on January 17, 2017, some anglophone claims are tantamount to blackmail, and it is certain that ill-intentioned people are behind these repeated strikes.
“The national unity of our dear and beautiful country surpasses all. It is dared above all consideration. Whatever the political or philosophical banner, Cameroonians must make a block against these calls to make the State sing by secessionists hidden in the West, “the paper said.
The weekly is of the opinion that no democracy can tolerate that pupils and students are martyred just because they wanted to claim their right: to go to school. Their fundamental right. “And it is this right to education that is forbidden to them by the pseudo-secessionists who walk the streets of the two Regions to install psychosis,” denounced the newspaper.
It is urgent that the state re-establish order “in the name of the law and in the interests of all“. The Government has instituted a dialogue to understand the claims of some while taking into account the grievances of others. “But the filibusters who openly oppose our republic play the masters of singing. Day after day, confusing a duty of peace brought by the Government of the Republic to a weakness, their verbal upheaval has given way to federalist demands, “notes the paper.
Cameroon is one and indivisible. For Le Point Hebdo, whatever the relevance of the anglophone claims, they lose all legitimacy as soon as they compromise national unity. “The consortium of civil society in Anglophone Cameroon (as if there were two Cameroonians) speaking on behalf of trade unionists, lawyers and civil society soon showed its limits by discovering itself as the dynamic Sowers of trouble would have placed to blow up the Nation, ” deplores Le point Hebdo.