By Eric Tataw – Monday March 11, 2019.
A top Cameroonian politician has been spotted in Maryland, a United States State close to the Federal capital of Washington District of Columbia, National Telegraph is told.
Simon Achidi Achu, first Anglophone Prime Minister of Cameroon who served from 1992 to 1996 and was a leading member of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM) is presently in Maryland, National Telegraph has been hinted.
According to our source, the ex-Prime Minister who was elected to the Senate in 2013 entered the US since February 2019. Our source didn’t give us any further details whether he came for medical checkup or vacation but stated that the ex-PM’s family says he wouldn’t be returning until most likely after the armed conflict.
There’s a deepening armed conflict that has broken out in the two English-speaking regions of the North West and South West of Cameroon with Anglophone Militias battling regular army to create a new state called Ambazonia.
During this warring period, many English-speaking Cameroonians, including children and women have been killed, many houses torched, entire villages destroyed, many jailed with an alarming number of refugees in Nigeria and elsewhere.
Most, if not, all English-speaking elite have continuously ignored discussions on the gory and atrocities committed by the Cameroon military, amongst them is the ex-Senator whose area has been hardest-hit by the military.
Most of these politicians especially those of the ruling CPDM party of President Paul Biya are unable to go back to their villages. Reports say all of them now have permanent residences in Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital, others in Douala and other French-speaking cities.
Ironically, they would always claim all is well but can’t spend a single night in their hometowns because of provisos from Anglophone militias. The move by Simon Achidi Achu’s family to have him resettle in the US is a clear sign that the newly created Anglophone Peace Commission is a failure.
Some Anglophone elite under the banner of a CPDM Member of Parliament, Enwe Francis Abi, member of parliament for Momo West constituency formed what they dubbed; The Anglophone Peace Commission.
This Commission is one of many commissions formed by both government’s orders and private initiatives, yet, none of the founders have actually ever agreed there’s an Anglophone Problem.