The Governor of the South West Region, Bernard Okalia Bilai, on Friday, September 1, 2017, shocked the population of the Region, when he hijacked the President of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, Barrister Agbor Felix Balla, and ferried him to an Ecumenical Service that was organised in honour of the victims of the Mile 29 accident.
Many were stunned by the Governor’s action, given that Agbor Balla was just released a few hours before the event and had not had time to rest.
The Barrister and the other released Anglophone detainees who were held in Yaounde travelled throughout the night and only arrived Buea in the morning, before the Governor hijacked him to Mile 29 to trumpet Biya’s magnanimity and save his face.
Many Anglophones berated the Governor and accused him of playing double standards, given that, he was the one who rallied the forces of law and order to arrest Barrister Balla, Dr. Fontem Neba and others and was now pretending to be happy for their release.
Besides, Governor Okalia Bilai has on several occasions stated that the law must take its course on the arrested Consortium leaders, who he unequivocally called terrorists and secessionists.
If the law were to take its course like Governor Bilai has wished, then Barrister Balla and Co- will have been handed a death penalty for acts of terrorism.
“Why is this Judas Iscariot pretending here? Was he not the one who ordered for their arrest? Shame on to them. They will never succeed because our forefathers are with us,” One disgruntled Southern Cameroonian stated.