Militants of the National Alliance for Democracy and Progress better known in its French acronym as ANDP have taken a firm resolution to fight for the repatriation of the mortal remains of Cameroon’s erstwhile President, Ahmadou Ahidjo.
The militants adopted the resolution in Yaoundé on Saturday, November 4, 2017, during the party’s convention.
They also resolved to compete in the forthcoming Legislative, Senatorial and Municipal elections.
Speaking at the Convention, the ANDP National President, Hamadou Moustapha, said he had predicted the Anglophone Crisis in Kumba, Southwest Region, during a party conclave in 2008.
He said he told the Government that it “has the supreme duty to take care of all and without discrimination because the two Anglophone entities have specific problems, which required appropriate and urgent solutions.”
Going by the ANDP President, the situation escalated when Common Law Lawyers took to the streets, boycotting court sessions and clamouring for the Common Law Legal System.
“Teachers also joined the lawyers by abandoning classrooms thereby leaving children on the streets a few weeks to examinations.”
Hamadou Moustapha bemoaned that some unruly politicians took advantage of the situation and instituted ghost towns, while vandals also took advantage to stir up trouble by setting public and private property ablaze.
“In short, chaos set in, evil-minded persons called for secession and the creation of an independent State of Ambazonia,” he said.
“To politicians advocating for secession, Cameroon will not back track. Our country is one and indivisible and those who will try to divide it will also face the law.
“But the problems of these two Anglophone Regions are many, complex, varied and required concrete and lasting solutions.”
He urged President Paul Biya to pursue dialogue with Anglophones of good faith to find ways and means of bringing back peace and serenity in the two Regions.
Speaking about Boko Haram, Hamadou Moustapha asserted that the sect has been taking refuge in Islam to perpetrate evil.
“In reality, this sect is more political because it has no concise Islamic Ideology. But its objective is clear, to establish a caliphate”, he explained.
On the party’s activities, the ANDP President said they were there to brainstorm on ways of pooling the party’s resources to enable it discharge its mission with dignity.
“There is need for a deep reflection during this convention on this issue, because we must not forget that 2018 and 2019 will be election years, which will require substantial resources to invest our lists in the various elections,” he said.