1st October, 2017
An Address by Dr. Peter Forchu Chesami, the National Chairman of the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) to Southern Cameroonians at Home and in the Diaspora; on the occasion of the 56th Independence Anniversary.
– Your Royal Highnesses,
– Political Aspirants,
– Fellow Southern Cameroonians at home and in the Diaspora,
– Ladies and Gentlemen,
Fellow Southern Cameroonians,
I hail you all, Nationwide and those fending in the Diaspora on the occasion of the 56th Independence Day of our beloved Fatherland. I equally praise you for your patriotic and combative spirit in our effort to restore our independence and statehood.
This time, God is answering our prayers, our ancestors too have every reason to smile in their graves, seeing that we have taken a resolute stand to free ourselves from the hell of La Republique du Cameroun.
From the unset, it was a few peoples struggle, and with time, the population of our people saw that we have no future and our children right down to posterity have no future whatsoever; and now we are proud to act like one man.
All along, we have had a lot of turning points in the struggle.
Firstly, there was the declaration of the restoration of our independence and sovereignty by Eminent Justice Ebong and H.E. His Royal Highness Chief Ayamba Ette Otun on 30th November 1999 over Radio Buea.
This declaration provoked our annexationists and colonial master, to an extent of imprisoning our patriots in an underground imprisonment for 14 months. They remained there until one blessed morning the UN Delegation went there to rescue them.
There was the death of His Excellency Dr. Martin Ngeka Luma who had remained faithful to the Course as National Chairman of the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) before he was called to Eternal Glory.
A few years after, the death of His Excellency, His Royal Highness Chief Ayamba Ette Otun came to be.
All this while cauldron had been bubbling, there were countless arbitrary arrests and torture, protracted court cases that ended up in smoke.
My humble self after the burial of Chief Ayamba Ette Otun was voted to take the baton since I had worked with the former hands in gloves as his vice.
By our write-ups on our website, we ignited the hearts of Southern Cameroonian lawyers to quote the law while they are yet alive because in their graves, they will be unable to quote the law. While Chief Ayamba Ette Otun was yet alive, we published a Manifesto, and as per his instructions after his death we opened a website to publish our write-ups since the government of La Republique du Cameroun had bought all the Editors of newspapers of Southern Cameroons never to publish articles written by the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC).
We went ahead to prescribe sit down strikes on every first October, massive demonstrations and diplomatic offensives in the Diaspora.
Ladies and gentlemen, the year 2017 has been the year of miracle in our struggle.
The forces of suppression became so oppressive, shooting down peaceful demonstrators and all sorts of untold atrocities. They cut internet from our country, but God being with us, that was the only Joker they had. External pressure forced our colonial masters to restore the internet and they did.
Praise worthy is the installation of the Southern Cameroons Broadcasting Corporation (SCBC) which x-rayed the evils of La Republique du Cameroun on Southern Cameroons.
At this juncture, the lies faded out and the truth of our existence became prevalent to the world.
Without any arms, we kept our colonial masters panicking. Parents withheld their children from schools and operation ghost towns was heavily launched.
This was our highest joker which is working magically.
I congratulate Southern Cameroonians in the Diaspora whose role in our struggle acts as a catalyst.
Many of our citizens were arrested and taken to Yaounde and only insignificant few were released; a good number are still in jail in Buea, Bamenda and Yaounde.
As we are the Israelis of Africa, we know God favours us, and he will surely set us free from that bondage of enslavement that has been plaguing us Southern Cameroonians for well over half a century.
The United Nations of the World and the big Nations of the world will certainly play a vital role in order to set us free.
As ever as before, we maintain our motto, “The force of argument and not the argument of force”.
The Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) can only endorse the hoisting of the Southern Cameroons flag in Buea and the restoration of our Independence and Sovereignty if the United Nations will send peace keepers, and give instructions to La Republique du Cameroun to withdraw her troops from our territory as per the Green Tree Accord which President Paul Biya of La Republique du Cameroun had signed with former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Koffi Annan.
I exhort every Southern Cameroonian at home and in the Diaspora to go down on bended knees in prayers, for this year 2017 is the year of our freedom, the miracle year.
To hell with those who are traitors and would want to derail our struggle for personal gains. All traitors always end up in disgrace.
In God we trust, and we know that our help will come from Him.
In the absence of the United Nations and some of the big Nations urging Biya to withdraw his troops before that day, we urge Southern Cameroonians to react following their consciences because conscience is the greatest judge.
May the God of the universe guard and protect all Southern Cameroonians from any looming war to be staged by La Republique du Cameroun.
If they do, we ask God to send his Holy Angels to stand by us and disgrace their forces.
We are Southern Cameroonians who trust and believe in God our Creator, and we hold in high esteem that no war of any type no matter the author shall plague us and our citizens.
We are not part of La Republique du Cameroun and we will never be part of it. We stand on our ego as a Nation, law abiding and our culture inherited from Her Majesty’s Government of Great Britain runs on parallel line with the French culture which La Republique du Cameroun inherited from France during the colonial epoch.
We must be proud of our God given Nation and we must be self governing as we used to be and to manage our natural resources for the welfare of our citizens. To God be the glory at all times.
Long Live the United Nations of the World,
Long Live Southern Cameroons.
Dr. Peter Forchu Chesami
The National Chairman of the Southern
Cameroons National Council (SCNC).