CameroonPostline.com -- How is Buea? I am sure you folks are enjoying the beauty which the Lion Man himself appreciated hoping all other towns can be like that mountain side conurbation with hospitable people and hospitable climate – the town of legendary hospitality.
Well, after enjoying the cosiness of the town with my boss, for five days, we returned to Yaounde to attend to some other very pressing State matters. You said you didn’t see me, you didn’t need to see me. My duties are sometimes very delicate. However, I saw and watched you at the ceremonial ground.
Especially when your face dropped after the Head of State’s speech. I could read your mind, Mbella. You expected a lion’s share from the Lion Man. But did you ask for it? Even last time when we came for the last evaluation meeting, you people spent your time heaping praises on pro-consul down there, which he solicited for his personal scheme in view of the looming appointments and cabinet reshuffle.
Do you think my man will be happy that he gives you people food, a stove and gas to prepare, then you turn around and praise but the cook? Because the cook crooks you into his ambition for promotion? Couldn’t you have requested that they appoint your own brothers and sisters be appointed to positions of responsibility?
And when you were given another opportunity to request the other things which should have made Gbeya a destination through the Chief Magistrate of the Gbeya municipality, it was scuttled. Was that not an opportunity to speak for the entire Region? How else would he have assumed the aura and authority of being the spokesperson of the Region being the chief magistrate of the chief town of the Region? That is one of a lifetime opportunity. Mbella, I think you should also take the blame. Why could you not advise him? Couldn’t you coach him to get a riveting address both in content and presentation?
Where is the vim and vigour Endeley encapsulated? Does it mean he died and went with it? Who is the young man’s adviser? I am suspecting that some of those burnt and worn out Molas are not playing a game to let him fail so that they say the youth are not equal to the task. Is that the purpose why they selected him – to carry on with their scheming to remain at the dining table? You know we launched this year by asking questions. You people complained that we were not questioning the way things were done and were going. So, we have the questions and you the answers.
I have heard that some members of your separatist movement are celebrating just because the head boy finally publicly called its name and the fact that it was mentioned in an official document. It does not mean that we have recognised it. In your mail to me, you asked me to go to the UN for information on the map that is there. What for? Why don’t you go there by yourself and see if the UN will listen to you. Southern Sudan did not get its independence by fetching for maps at the UN. You cowards.
Will you people attend Ateba Eyene’s funeral? I think you should because he fought so much for the Anglophone cause more than many Southern Cameroonians. We would have loved him to be alive to continue arguing and drawing your attention while we are quietly doing our things. So, before you conspiracy theorists get to your game, you can see that we, of our great national party, we miss him too.
Did I hear you complaining about the Reunification monument? And you dared to call it a logo. You expected us to construct a statue of whom? There is one person whose statue we are going to construct, that is the father of the nation. That is one of our projects for Vision 2035. Why don’t you erect statues for them in front of your compounds? Have you done so and anyone stopped you?
If you people want anything, start it. For instance, who has stopped you from naming the amphitheatres in the University of Buea or the streets in Buea after EML Endeley, JN Foncha, PM Kale, AN Jua , Motomby Woleta, SA George, ST Muna, NN Mbile, Mukong, Ekangaki and the rest of your Southern Cameroons heroes? You expect us to leave Yaounde to come and do that for you. If you care, continue to live in bliss. You finally had the Reunification celebration, that is all we had for you. Greet Enanga and those beautiful children I saw marching for me.
First published in The Post print edition 01508