“Power Holders Talk About Peace But Are Not For Peace” – PCC Moderator Indicts Cameroon Gov’t’s Handling of Anglophone Crisis

Rev Fonki Samuel
Rev Fonki Samuel, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon.

By Pang Joseph, Tuesday November 14, 2017

Southern Cameroons Journal, Buea – The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC), Rev Fonki Samuel, has indicted the Cameroon regime of Paul Biya for the way it is handling the ongoing Anglophone crisis and the treatment barbaric treatment Anglophones have received.

Rev. Fonki made the observations on the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the independence of the PCC. “No English-speaking Cameroonian can say that all is well because they are going through hardship imposed on them by the pro-francophone regimes, the Man of God said.

Frowning at the form of justice being applied on Anglophones, Rev. Fonki remarked that “what we are passing through is a crisis of injustice.” The Chief Shepherd of the PCC equally frowned at the double standards of government officials who talk about peace everyday but do not work for one. This is how he put it; “The power beholders talk about peace but are not for peace.”

He lamented on the magnitude of injustice in Cameroon observing that Cameroon is a country where the justice system “rewards one’s friends and punishes one’s enemies.” It promotes the interest of “stronger party over the weaker one,” he said.

The message of the Moderator was read in all Parishes and Congregations of the PCC even in places where the regime’s strong barons do worship.

Rev Fonki, himself has tasted of the injustice of the Cameroon gov’t.  He was early this year dragged to court by an invisible “Parents and Teachers Union” following the outbreak of the Anglophone crisis.

Because of the current state of affairs in the Southern Cameroons where the PCC has its biggest following and base, the Moderator had cautioned Christians to celebrate this year’s independence festivities of the Church in a rather low key, contrary to the pump and fanfare such days have been celebrated in the past. The PCC gained independence from the Swiss Basel Mission on Sunday, November 13, 1957 and has since been referred to as an indigenous church.


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