The Ghogomu-led ad hoc Committee resumes talks in Bamenda tomorrow without schools resuming; a pre-condition the Professor raised before any dialogue could continue. That may seem like a kind of bending, but it is not, at least from information filtering out of government circles.
After the humiliation of last Monday when the government was virtually brought to its knees, the authorities are bent on having their own pound of flesh at the least opportunity, reliable inner circle sources have said.
They contend that the youths who are still in detention will not be released, but negotiations will go on and the strikes must be lifted. The highly placed sources say the government plans to judge the young men based on the anti terrorism law on grounds that they were the ones who burnt the country's flag in Bamenda.
The plan is to play softball and then turn around and go very hard on the youths when the uprising would have lost steam, using that as an example to anyone who would ever dare touch national symbols or take part in such revolutions, the informant hinted.
As at now, uncertainty looms on the academic year and the team heading to Bamenda tomorrow would have to produce results by all means, failing which the Head of State himself shall head to West Cameroon next week with a bag full of goodies, the source concluded.