Kamto snubs separatists in diaspora

NEWS 13 Feb 2020
Kamto snubs separatists in diaspora

By NOELA EBOB BISONG
Prof. Maurice Kamto of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party (CRM/MRC), has shown to the world that though his country, Cameroon is currently suffering a social, political, historical and democratic turbulence, the country nonetheless remains one and indivisible.
While touring the diaspora, Kamto, to the disappointment of many an ‘Ambazonian’ activist, refused to grant audience to sympathisers of the ‘struggle for independence’ of the state of Southern Cameroon while the latter were in “Ambazonian’ colours.
Following an online video that has gone viral, the activists expressed great disappointment that despite agreeing to meet with Kamto without any ‘Ambazonian’ symbol around them, the MRC leader still refused to grant them audience because two aging women wore Ambazonian T-shirts which they could not remove.

Maurice Kamto

Maurice Kamto

The Kamto action did not only shock the activists who hitherto saw him as a better option to the Biya regime, but has made them qualify him as someone “worse than Biya.” They accuse him of conspiring with government to boycott the twin elections and for neglecting suffering Anglophones in the North West and South West regions, as the opposition leader has been too busy to visit the two restive regions since the Anglophone crisis broke out in 2016.
In total outrage, some frustrated activists could be seen in the video accusing Kamto of manipulating ‘Anglophones’ and calling on their people to denounce supporting his initiatives.
While The SUN is yet to gather any reaction from Kamto, another online video is currently making waves on the Social Media where Kamto meets with some Anglophones in the diaspora to discuss burning issues in Cameroon. A confident and open Kamto is seen enthusiastically responding to questions posed by the audience.
One of such questions posed at Kamto was his stance on Federalism. In response, Kamto explains that “…I stand with dialogue/negotiation with Anglophones to agree on the content of the federal system…after this, we can see how it is feasible to be applied to the entire nation…we have to agree on the form of federalism…we need to discuss on a new form of our government for development and historical reasons…”
His action has been judged by observers that even if Maurice Kamto becomes president of the Republic of Cameroon, the “Ambazonian” dream of independence will still remain a far-fetched one.

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