By Amindeh Blaise Atabong, January 9, 2017
Cameroon Journal, Yaounde – A team of Anglophone Cameroon elites to serve a supporting role to the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium in resolving the Anglophone problem has been formed.
Members of the team were made public on Sunday January 8, by Ayah Paul Abine, Supreme Court Advocate and leader of the opposition Popular Action Party PAP. Ayah
who spearheaded the formation of the team said he contacted most of the persons featured on the list. No team member is said to have objected their inclusion in the list.
Going by the list our reporter procured, Chairmen of the team are Njoh Litumbe and John Fru Ndi. Executive Officers of the team are Ayah Paul Abine and Carlson Anyangwe. The Secretaries General are Elisabeth Tamanjong and Prince Michael Ngwesse Ekosso.
The Supreme Advisory Council of the team comprises of: Cardinal Christian Tumi, Rt. Rev. Fonki Samuel, Rev. Ncham Emmanuel, Rev. Prof. Anyambod Emmanuel Anya, and Rt. Rev. Nyansako Ni-Nku.
Other members of the team are Besumbu Anita, Prof. Nkwi Paul, Ngewi Asunkwan, Hon. Osih Joshua, Dr. Simon Munzu, Dr. Assibong, Prof. Dze Ngwa Willibroad, George Ngwane, Dr. Assomba R. T., Ndangam Augustine, Dr. Folefack Ernest, Bal Njang, John Tazifor, Rev. Dorothy Lemnyuy, Franklin Sone Bayen, Ateh Thomson Pepeah, Akoson Raymond and Mancho Bibixy (“BBC”).
It is not yet known whether the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium will welcome the idea and support from the team.
Some members of Government have said times without number that political issues are out of the jurisdiction of the Consortium. During Biya’s 2016 end of year address to the nation, the Head of State noted that issues affecting the form of the state will not be entertained as the country is “one and indivisible.”
It should be recalled the Anglophone problem is essentially political. The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium which was created in the wake of the Common Law Lawyers and Anglophone Teachers’ strikes has been engaged in dialogue with Government focused basically on their demands. The Consortium mostly made up of lawyers and teachers is headed by Barrister Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla. Dr. Fontem A. Neba and Barrister Eyambe Elias Ebai are the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General respectively, while the Consortium’s Programme Coordinator is Wilfred Tassang. Prof. James Arrey Abangma, Barrister Harmony Bobga, George Ngwane, Mawum Fuh J. C., and Abia David are the Consortium’s advisers.