By Eric Tataw – Friday July 12, 2019.
Dr. Takwi Eric Tita, popularly known as Eric Tita Moh-Takwi, was born in Nkwen of the Mezam Division in Cameroon’s restive North West Region now referred to the Northern Zone of Ambazonia. Dr. Eric is an American Trained Clinical/Counseling Psychologist, National Telegraph has learned.
At the time of his arrest two years ago, he was a Level 5 Lecturer at ENSEC under the University of Bamenda. He’s known for the role he played not only in uniting the different factions of a popular pressure group that advocates for Independence of the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon; Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) in the United States, but for the marks of leadership he exhibited.
Apart from being one of the very first persons to assume the Southern Cameroonian Citizenship, and proclaiming it at the top of his voice before an American Immigration Court in 2004, as Chairman of SCNC – USA, he rallied and assembled the largest crowd of Southern Cameroonians, at the United Nations Plaza in New York during Commemorative celebration of the Independence of the Southern Cameroonians, on October 1, 2007.
He also led and successfully staged a demonstration against the signing of the Green Tree Treaty, between Obasanjo of Nigeria, and Paul Biya of Cameroon. It was at the peak of his involvement and contribution in building the consciousness that is today sustaining a struggle for the total and unconditional liberation of Ambazonia, that Dr. Eric, left Washington DC, for California, when he decided to rather move on in order to actualize and educate himself.
It is this selflessness that took him back to Cameroon, when his technical know-how, his Solution-oriented disposition, his well thought and perceived vision of what it would take to transform the Lawyers and Teachers Strike actions to the Movement for the Liberation and Restoration of the Statehood and Sovereignty of Ambazonia.
As a hero in his own right, despite Education and Status, Dr. Eric was able to put all else aside in order to answer present at this hour of peril and need. In fact, like very few, he took the risk, and shared every moment of distress with the people of Ambazonia. It is thanks to his meticulous contributive presence, and organization that with many, known and unknown the brutality of Yaoundé met its match.
While many in flight were succumbing to fear of the eminent pain Yaoundé is known to administer, Dr. Eric Tita Moh-Takwi, fortified by the enduring awareness that nothing is possible till someone commits himself to get it done regardless of whatever risk involved, he took the bull by the horns, prepared to pay the ultimate price, for a course he has a passion for, an outcome he believes shall be for the good and welfare of every Ambazonia regardless of class or status.
As proof of the silent umbrage Yaoundé is holding against him, Dr. Eric, has been in detention for two years, but is yet to be charged, or presented before a Judge. Interestingly, his immediate family all are permanent residents and most of his friends, US citizens. Dr Eric is presently at the Kondengui Principal Prison in Yaounde, capital of the Central African country of Cameroon.
Dr Eric’s arrest is related to an armed conflict in the country. Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions are engulfed in a deadly armed conflict and elements of the armed forces and mobile police have taken advantage to target innocent civilians and loot goods and chattels of the civilian population, sources say.
The unrest in the two English-speaking regions since October 2016 that has turned into an armed conflict with a demand by majority of Anglophones in the North West and South West for a separate state called Ambazonia.