Anglophone Crisis: Power Tussle At ‘Outlawed Consortium’ Threatens Its Existence
A recent video that went viral on Social Media from Wilfred Tassang, the National Executive Secretary of CATTU, now on the run, called on the interim leaders, Tapang Ivo and Mark Bareta to relinquish power to the ‘original leaders’ who head respective Teachers Trade Unions and Lawyers Associations.
The video caused an outrage on social media with several persons taking sides; some posited that since Wilfred Tassang is in hiding, it will not be good for him to take back the leadership while others say Tassang is mature and will do a good leader than Mark and Ivo whom they claim are too young and naïve.
This forced Tapang Ivo to write a ‘backing out’ message to his numerous Facebook fans. But messages have not kept flowing for peace to reign within the outlawed Consortium whose majority of leaders are out of Cameroon.
The Interim leaders have maintained that since power was transferred to them last January 17, 2017 by its now imprisoned leader, Barrister Agbor Balla only the President can change the decision to relinquish power from them. They have however promised to work with Wilfred Tassang, Programs Coordinator of the outlawed Consortium.
Mark Bareta wrote on his Facebook page a reconciliatory Message and their determination to continue the fight. But Observers hold that the cold war has not ended and if degenerate would be a party for the regime to have succeeded in breaking the bones that held tight the stroke action.
But according to Mark, much water has passed under the bridge, he writes on his Facebook page “There comes a time in the life of every struggle that what we give in is smaller than what we take out. We have arrived that stage where we need not compare the two but encouraged to give in more.
First and foremost I want to apologize for the inconveniences I have caused the people of Southern Cameroons for the huge silence since the video released from Comrade Tassang, Program Coordinator of the Consortium.
What has happened within the last 30 hours is a test of our democratic resolved. It only goes to show the Anglo-Saxon nature of the people of Southern Cameroons. The freedom to speak, disagree to agree and to criticize to build are some of the tenets of the society we so much yearn from La Republique du Cameroun. That is the reason we are in this struggle, to gain back these tenets of Freedom.”