Prof, youhave been described as anastute, cold but resilientfigure, a person very muchadmired and respected forhis stance and tenacity;the conscience of thepeople of the SouthernCameroons yet a reluctantGeneral unwilling to stepforward and assume a moreproactive and visible roleof leadership in theSouthern Cameroonsstruggle. Is this a verymuch simplistic claim tosomething more complexabout you?
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: That is aninvolved question. If bythat it is meant that I amlacking in enthusiasm itis not true. What is seenas lack of enthusiasm isactually deliberation.The second limb of yourquestion is a caricature.It is a simplisticcharacterization. Quiteearly, I became aware ofour political, economic,social, and culturalpredicament. That got meinvolved in the thick ofthings with variousSouthern Cameroonsstruggle formations andleaderships. We are atthe verge of becomingextinct as a people. OurHomeland is at thethreshold of beingcompletely defaced. Ilooked at our uncommonsituation. I sought tounderstand why thiswretched lot befell us. Isought to know whether Godpeculiarly created us forperdition as our earthlydestiny. I came tounderstand our humancondition and the natureand character of ourpeople. So quite early, Iresolved not only toengage in the Struggle butalso to be a peacemakerand a consensus builder.I decided to be apeacemaker and a consensusbuilder in the interest ofthe Struggle. Being apeacemaker in the SouthernCameroons Strugglerequires that I contributeto the advantage of myfellow citizens of theSouthern Cameroons. Iabhor anything, anyconduct, any posturing,any utterances, and anyattitude tending to derailor constrain the Struggle.I am naturally not contentwith our presentcollective lot, including,by extension, the future
Remedying The Botched Decolonization of the Southern Cameroons