Saturday, 4 February 2017

Anglophone Crisis - Consortium Reacts To Claims Of Manipulating Minds Back In Cameroon

Anglophone Civil Society Consortium leader Tapang Ivo reacts to claims that the consortium is manipulating citizens back home in Cameroon.

Below is a statement he released to that regards:

I have read aptly how a few social media users claim leaders sit abroad to manipulate minds back home. Well, let me for once react:

1. This is an ideology. It cost nothing for you to either accept or reject it depending on where you sit. And if truly, more than 98 percent of citizens accept the ideology, therefore, there is a problem of reasoning with the insignificant 2 percent.

2. The spiral of silence theory states that a silent minority often fear to express their views when faced with a majority opposition. But with the advent of the social media, this is not the case because citizens could create blogs and stand against the "majority." However, I have not seen any of such opposition blogs run by West Cameroon admins. That tells you we are too UNITED and they are too few and insignificant to cause a storm in a teacup.

3. So leaders should come back home before they could run affairs? What about those who sat back home? Are they not in jail? Anyone who claims leaders should come back are black legs. In fact, they badly want the winning struggle to end, and they are calling for their arrests just like the others. When they send you money from abroad, why don't you also ask them to come back home and work for it?

4. Because Cameroon allowed for diaspora voting since the 2011 elections, so too is the clear rational condition for all citizens to actively participate in politics back home from abroad. When did that become a crime, by the way?

5. I am not a fan of distance learning because it could sometimes be ineffective. However, it is amazing how we all coordinate effectively from behind the screens without seeing or knowing each other. It shows that we are too UNITED and that we all have common inalienable problems to express and fix using peace. Who then is manipulating whom?

6. OMG! For those who vaguely think this is struggle to grab political power, you missed it. The struggle is non-partisan. In fact, after we will reach an inclusive dialogue and find a common ground, I, for example, will back off and enjoy collective success. Who wants to become a dirty politician? This is an advocacy for change and not a regime-change-seeking opportunity.

7. The statistics are available online on the CIA World Factbook for 2016. Less than 4 percent of all Cameroonians are above 55 years. These are not cooked up. They are also available in the Cameroon gov't database. I have published both evidence here about four times. As for West Cameroon alone, less than 2 percent are above 55 years. Therefore, the majority are tired of self-rule and tyranny. They want a restoration.
Anglophone Crisis - Consortium Reacts To Claims Of Manipulating Minds Back In Cameroon
Here, I am only a freethinker and a solution- oriented critic.

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