Meeting with Government delegation:Consortium leaders diffuse previous reports that they had been held hostage in a video released a couple of minutes ago in Bamenda-North West regional capital.
The leaders in their own words say they are not being forced to sign any documents.They pleaded for the crowd to abstain from violence, destruction and injury.Meeting still going on.
The Consortium will have a Press Conference tomorrow at the Presbyterian Church Center in Bamenda but will brief the crowd once they leave the Governor's office.
Unconfirmed reports coming from Bamenda holds that the leaders attending meeting in bamenda have been locked up in the hall and are being forced to sign for the call off of the strike.The phones of those attending have been confiscated. There are reports of power failure in #Bamenda city, #Buea,Kumba,Kumbo and other cities.
A hundred full of bike riders have successfully force their way through military barricades in Bamenda and they are now at the governor's entrance singing songs of victory.Heavy reinforcement of troops, and water canon on the govt side and bike riders on the teachers side.
Meanwhile one of the frontline actors of the coffin revolution, BBC Mancho , in a voice note has invited all Bamenda Denizens and those around to rush to the Governor's office to prevent the consortium leaders from government intimidation.
Cameroon Military Thug Squad Brutalizing civilians .Violence by Cameroonian security forces toward civilians is is not new.
John Mbah Akuroh, Emeritus CRTV veteran Journalist reports :
"Talks stall in Bamenda as government bench reportedly is concentrating only on seeing the strike suspended immediately without the materialization of any of the promises made so far as concessions. Right now it is cacophony in the hall with Unionists sticking to their guns! Stay glued for more updates soon.
Meanwhile tensions are high in Jakiri as the Dvision Officer for that locality has banned a proposed peaceful demonstration slated for tomorrow Saturday by Hon. Wirba Joseph.
This is what the MP said;
The DO for Kumbo Central, Mr Kamto Francis called me a while ago and said the SDO had instructed him that our meeting to restitute parliamentary proceedings to the people of Bui cannot hold.
My reply to the DO is simple and straight forward...
"Mr DO, I am the Parliamentarian of the nation, (except you have excluded West Cameroon from that nation) and the meeting I informed you l will hold with the people of Bui, built for Saturday the 14th of January 2017 will go ahead as scheduled. It will go ahead Mr DO because your decision to stop it is part of this brutal government's policy to oppress our people, keep them in fear in order to weaken them and continue treating them like slaves. As I promised from the National Assembly, WE WILL RESIST YOUR BRUTAL OPPRESSION! It is my duty and the duty of the people of West Cameroon, to stand up and resist your brutal oppression. We will be in Kumbo tomorrow
This is the Cameroon of today, the Cameroon that is one and indivisible. Take a look under the seat of the scooter of this young gendarme officer and you will understand the reasons behind his frantic dancing and smiling. Bundles of silver skilfully arranged notes of Fcfa laying intact. This is the harvest they"collection" are accustomed in Cameroon.
Gendarmerie officers in Cameroon are making hugh hugh money for themselves as they punish nearly every road user for offences such as over-speeding, over-used tyres, non-respect of road signs, lack of spare tyres, lack of First Aid Box, un-lit/illegible vehicle number plates, lack of speed indicators, poor breaks and impromptu breaking and non-transparent glass. An English speaking Cameroonian officer who felt confident to face our tape recorders noted that he and his men were ready to even collect more money from our CAMCORD Intel agents for not wearing seat belts.
Supporters led by Bissay Carnos President of the Organizing Committee to support Lions last evening were at the Leon Mbah International Airport to welcome the national team, the Indomitable Lions to the 31st edition of the Total Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017.
About 6000 supporters from 360 associations have been mobilized with the support of the Cameroon Embassy in Gabon to drum support for the Lions when they take on Stallions of Burkina Faso on Saturday during the second opening game and during the competition.
Bissay and the supporters decided to accompany the Lions to ensure that the team does not just figure but make a good showing during the competition.
Cameroonian supporters have equally organised their AFCON village where they would be meeting every evening for those who won’t make it to the stadium.
ON the sidelines Bissay has hailed President Ali Bongo for offering a football feast to his people.
“I want to thank President Ali Bongo who has proven that he loves his people by offering them this football feast, football lovers are mobilized to make the competition a success”, Bissay stated.
“Three months ago there was no certainty that AFCON was going to actually hold in Gabon”. It is within this context that Bissay hailed the determination and courage of the president to host the competition.