… The Cameroonian government invited 16 major secessionist leaders in exile to this great national dialogue. A majority of them refused, fearing for their safety.
Mark Bareta, one of the figures of secession very active on social networks announced that he was not going to participate in this dialogue. “The only way to conduct real negotiations was to do it on neutral ground,” he explains.
Other leaders of the English-speaking protest, among the sixteen guests at the dialogue, such as Ebenezer Akwanga and Cho Ayaba, also announced their non-participation in the meeting.
President Paul Biya shows bad faith, reacts for his part Tene Sop, researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and at the University of Hamburg in Germany, also Secretary of Political Affairs of the Cameroon Patriotic diaspora.
“I did not receive any invitation, and even if that had been the case, I would never participate in a dialogue organized by Paul Biya and his regime without international mediation,” the acting president of the Republic told the DW self-proclaimed Ambazonia, Samuel Ikome Sako who lives in exile in the United States.
“You can not invite secessionists, against whom you have unblocked arrest warrants, to come to the negotiating table without any guarantee of security. If the regime wants to dialogue with the secessionists, they are currently detained in Yaoundé, he has only to release them and invite them to dialogue and we will see his good faith.It is a dialogue that will give birth of a mouse, “he warns.