I have not been a fan of Boh Herbert throughout this struggle. But when a man is objective in a particular stance, our personal idiosyncrasies must give way to rational judgement. I literally clapped after reading his response to the ongoing tirage against Balla.
These Political Lynchings Must End
I don’t know for some of you, but I have watched, in horror, more than enough of these revolting videos of flag-waving, political zealots, foaming in the mouth as they advertise their intolerance towards Barrister Agbor Nkongho and anyone else, for that matter, who dares not to be reading from the Holy Book of SCACUF. This nonsense is sickening.
One thing is a constant: Ambazonians must not and shall not all worship at the altar of SCACUF and His Holiness the Pope, crowned at the sighting of white smoke at secret SCACUF conclaves. Nothing will change that. Not threats! Not actual violence! Not acts of arson! Nothing!
Why, may I ask, would anyone bearing the flag of Ambazonia – the boldest symbol and expression of our freedom to be who we are, not what someone else wants us to be – not know that the right to hold and express such political opinion without fear, applies in equal measure to everyone else? Which class in political tolerance or mere decent upbringing did these vulgar political lynch mobs miss?
Surely, Ambazonians seek a nation, better – not worse – than the Egypt from which we flee, right? Surely, Ambazonians know that they cannot reach or inherit such Promised Land unless they defend the liberties and freedoms of ALL – not just some. Surely, Ambazonians know better than to heed calls by a so-called leaders who seek freedom from fear by inviting their followers to throw their political opponents under the bus.
These mob lynchings are ugly and shameful. They paint a picture of a people unworthy of what they claim to deserve after 56 years of annexation. Instead, these lynchings suggest that some of us may have perfected or seek a nation in which we will perfect the wickedness we have suffered at the hands of our colonial master. This is sooooo very, very sad!
If only one could swear that those in these mobs are truly brave!
Speaking of brave, exactly how many of these “brave-in-the-safety of London political gangsters” would speak up boldly and openly in support of independence if they lived in the Cameroons today? How many of them would do anything different from finding the clever wording Barrister Agbor Nkongho uses to express his support for the right to self-determination ostensibly in order to survive the murderous, colonial regime of Yaounde? How many of these brave mobsters would parade the Ambazonia flag and voice open support for independence if they were (as Barrister Agbor Nkongho must) going to be boarding the next flight back to the Cameroons? It’s easy to ask Barrister Agbor Nkongho to put the noose around his neck that even the outspoken, mostly exiled leadership of this independence quest have not yet done.
We need o show more respect for each other and definitely more appreciation for the sacrifices, however small, of each Ambazonian, whether we like them or not. It is their country too, damn it! And they have a right to voice their views about it whether we share those views or not.
By Ntumfoyn Boh Herbert (Yindo Toh)