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Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by NgeneUkwenu(f): 6:02pm On Oct 26, 2021
Why we are distancing ourselves from IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt


"It is political suicide and a very wrong calculation for us to take any position that jeopardises the lives of 120,000 of our people who are enjoying the hospitality of Nigeria right now under the eyes of the government and security forces."

The leadership of the Ambazonia Interim Government, a separatist group in Cameroon, has insisted that its agitations for a separate country has no similarities with that of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Samuel Sako, the leader of the group, said during a virtual press conference Sunday that they would not want to jeopardise their relationship with the Nigerian government because thousands of Southern Cameroonian refugees have benefitted from the country’s benevolence.

“It is political suicide and a very wrong calculation for us to take any position that jeopardises the lives of 120,000 of our people who are enjoying the hospitality of Nigeria right now under the eyes of the government and security forces,” said Mr Sako.

The IPOB, led by Nnamdi Kanu, who is facing charges of treasonable felony and terrorism before a Nigerian court, is a group in the country’s southeast agitating for a secession.

In August, Mr Sako had stated that the activists agitating for an independent Ambazonia have no alliance with IPOB, drawing harsh criticism from the Ambazonia Governing Council, another separatist group led by Ayaba Cho Lucas.

At Sunday’s press meeting, Mr Sako said the response from Mr Lucas does not carry any weight because he only represents a handful of Ambazonians.

“The weight of any statement depends on who made the statement, not the content of the words,” he said.

“So if I say that Ambazonia doesn’t have an alliance with IPOB, the weight of that statement depends on who I represent when I said so. This is the interim government, representing more than 90 per cent of the people of the Southern Cameroons.

“The opposition in any nation can say anything but what matters is what the government says. And we say we don’t have an alliance and we don’t intend to have one because our fights are not the same. We don’t want to be misunderstood.”

‘No form of similarity’
Mr Sako said that unlike the IPOB, the Ambazonian activists are not trying to break an existing country.

“We don’t want to go into those arguments, we don’t even want to create any form of similarity because there is none.

“A nation that was granted independence with internationally demarcated boundaries by the United Nations system went into a union with another country that has failed and we are restoring our independence.

“We don’t want to be misunderstood or compared to a false equivalent. So it does not work for us by any means to create an alliance that continues to perpetrate that misunderstanding which Paul Biya is building on.

“Because all the nations of the world don’t like the idea of secession, they just hate it from face value. But ours is not and we want to make that difference, so this is what it is.

“Secondly, at the level that we are right now, we need nations that can recognise us because we are not trying to be independent, we have restored our independence. What we are looking for is recognition. If Biafra or IPOB recognises us, what is that going to change?

“We need nations of the world to recognise us. Nigeria voted yes for our independence in 1961, in that Resolution 1608 of our independence.

“So we would rather have Nigeria endorse our position to restore our independence than to have a group of activists or movement that is fighting to secede to recognise us. Politically, what’s the calculation?”

Since 2017, the southern part of Cameroon has been locked in a battle with the central government in Yaounde over its quest to have an independent nation. The southerners – who are mostly English-speakers – had a protest of their alleged marginalisation by the government in the majority-French country.

In response, President Paul Biya ordered a violent crackdown of the protesters.

Mr Sako said the southern Cameroonians voluntarily elected to join French Cameroon in 1961, but after the “failed experiment,” the latter began a forceful annexation of their territory.

“Our problem is not one of secession, which is why we keep correcting the call of secession. Secession means to cut off something from a whole. We have never been one. We attempted to join in a flawed process that even failed before it started,” he said.

“And the union has not been a good one by every commonsense. Therefore, we are just restoring that which we had. We came into this failed union with our internationally-demarcated boundaries by the United Nations, the same body that grants independence to nations granted us independence and said we should join following a process which has not been followed by the same international community.

“So we are restoring, from the time we came out to restore, I want to say all hell broke loose. We are being slaughtered like rats, they have called us rats, they have called us dogs and roaches in French Cameroon. They are killing us.”

Humanitarian crisis

Mr Sako said many inhabitants of southern Cameroon are now living in exile as a result of the crackdown by the central government.

“Let me give you the statistics: 500 of our villages have been burnt down, I’m not talking about those villages now that have been abandoned since 2017, I mean burnt down to ashes, it’s happening right now as we speak,” he said.

“120,000 of our people are in Nigeria as refugees right now, and some are in Ghana, more than 2,000, and in other countries. Some of them have been able to cross the Mediterranean, we don’t know where they are, in Cyprus, Mexico, many are dying in the process.

“About 1.5 million of our people are hiding somewhere in the French Cameroon and about 10,000 of our people have disappeared. We don’t know, it is likely they have been killed by the French Cameroon thugs and buried in mass graves.

“We have had many massacres and any time we have these massacres there will be outcry here and there, few human rights organisations will say something, because these French Cameroon and their French masters are spending so much money to lobby in the continent, the United States, everywhere. We have had several massacres. They have burnt down more than 100 of our people in houses, in the process of burning the houses they burn our own people in there. Our lives don’t matter to these people.”

The Ambazonian leader narrated a story of how security officials shot dead a five-year-old child at a checkpoint in southern Cameroon.

“They just shot the child, going to school, dressed in uniform, execution-style. This is what is going on and the world is indifferent.

“Why this problem is persisting is because of impunity. These people feel like they can kill us. They have killed more than 30,000 of our people since 2017, those are armchair statistics, the reality is more than that because they have also blocked the way for any international community to come and carry out a fact-finding mission, any international organisation including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

“How many more people have to be killed before the world wakes up? This is what was happening in Rwanda and the world was living in denial. After the genocide of the Tutsis, they came out with figures, 800,000 killed, maybe almost a million. Why did the world have to wait?

“Why should Africa wait until we become a piece of statistics? Why should Africa not wake up while it is happening? This is not costing the nations of Africa anything, it’s just to speak out, for example, take this matter to the ICJ, oblige Cameroon for arbitration, because this matter is backed by United Nations resolutions, that is our plea to the continent.”

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by NgeneUkwenu(f): 6:03pm On Oct 26, 2021
They are Trapped in their mansions.

They are Removing the Government plate Numbers on their Vehicles because of IPOB.

They hardly move around in Convoy.

Most of them Ran to Abuja and Lagos to hide from their Unknown Gunmen.

They can't hold any election rally without a heavy Security in Southeast.

They have changed their Movement Routines and have dumped their flashy tinted cars.

The Chicken is coming home to roast, and now they are on the run to seek refuge outside the Promised land called Biafra Land.

What they have planted and nurtured for 7 years is beginning to germinate, and now they are running away from harvesting them.

They are tired of calling Fulani Herdsmen, they are now calling on Buhari to Negotiate with their holy sons called the "Unknown Gunmen"

Biafra is here at last!
All Hail Biafra!!!

#Chigozirim

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Commentor: 6:03pm On Oct 26, 2021
grin

Shuoo.

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by jlinkd78(m): 6:04pm On Oct 26, 2021
Which faction of Amazonian govt

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Davash222(m): 6:12pm On Oct 26, 2021
The Efulefu said he wants Nigerian government to endorse the restoration of their independence cheesy cheesy

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Arda1000(m): 6:13pm On Oct 26, 2021
Lol the only Ambazonia is Dr. Cho Ayaba.
Samuel Sako or whatever is a nonentity,no one knows he doesn’t exist

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by criuze(m): 6:16pm On Oct 26, 2021
Still Goodluck from Biafraland

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by SlayerForever: 6:17pm On Oct 26, 2021
DSS inspired.

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by adamsmith914: 6:18pm On Oct 26, 2021
jlinkd78:
Which faction of Amazonian govt
He referred to ipob as “false equivalent“? See finishing, everyone knows them as Empty Barrel Chest Beaters.

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by PrinceOfLagos: 6:20pm On Oct 26, 2021
Nigeria will not divide

The Yoruba nation and Biafra agitators should take note because we are stronger as a nation together

God bless Nigeria

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by adamsmith914: 6:20pm On Oct 26, 2021
SlayerForever:
DSS inspired.
I never see this one before o, ipob “false equivalent“. Chai.

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Charmingrascal(m): 6:23pm On Oct 26, 2021
"It is political suicide and a very wrong calculation for us to take any position that jeopardises the lives of 120,000 of our people who are enjoying the hospitality of Nigeria right now under the eyes of the government and security forces."


This is so reasonable and thoughtful.
After all they are fighting Cameroonian Government not Nigerian Government.

I commend the leadership of Ambazonian force for such an insightful thinking

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by adamsmith914: 6:23pm On Oct 26, 2021
kettykin:
Any news to justify the unity of Africa's Soviet Union is welcome.


Nigeria is now foolishly becoming too expensive to sustain and unify, the bulk of the budget is now going into purchasing military hardware to keep the country United
Bulk of Which budget, why do you ipobians take pride in believing in your own lies, just like the mumurism that President Buhari was dead & Jubril of Khartoum was @ Aso Rock? Can anyone be more daft than that?

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by okeyglm: 6:24pm On Oct 26, 2021
Arda1000:
Lol the only Ambazonia is Dr. Cho Ayaba.
Samuel Sako or whatever is a nonentity,no one knows he doesn’t exist
the difference between cho and sako is that sako controls 90% of armed forces of ambazonia while cho has 2% . another thing cho like KANU is living UK while sako is in ambazonia. lastly they are other actors in amba land that cho can never be their leader. read so u can be enlightened stop following useless propaganda of ipob.

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by adamsmith914: 6:25pm On Oct 26, 2021
Charmingrascal:
There reason is so reasonable and thoughtful.
After all they are fighting Cameroonian Government not Nigerian Government.

I commend the leadership of Ambazonian force for such an insightful thinking
He said it there, Nigeria granted them independence in 1961, the remainder part the United Nations forced Nigeria to hand it over in 2006, reiterates our point that Biafra today is in modern day Cameroon.

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by meolaniyi(m): 6:26pm On Oct 26, 2021
Dr Cho ayaba is the man in charge in Abazonia.
Samuel Sako is Abazonia's Uwazurike grin

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Emergingnation1(m): 6:27pm On Oct 26, 2021
Don't fall for this propaganda oooo

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Nobody: 6:28pm On Oct 26, 2021
Interesting.

That's a smart move though.

But the Ambazonians need to close ranks and become one united force so that the Cameroonian government won't use their division to break them.

They need to sit down together and work this out.

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Emergingnation1(m): 6:33pm On Oct 26, 2021
This is a very fat lier and propaganda from Jihadist Fulani government....

Watch video below where Amazonian leader addressed Biafrans live on YouTube dated 17 October 2021.. don't be decieved this terrorist government..



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jI49OLA248

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Emergingnation1(m): 6:38pm On Oct 26, 2021
This is a very fat propaganda from Jihadist Fulani government....

Amazonian leader just Addressed Biafran on October 17 2021, watch the video below


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jI49OLA248

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Maxymilliano(m): 6:39pm On Oct 26, 2021
Failure is am orphan ...

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Armaggedon: 6:40pm On Oct 26, 2021
Cho Ayaba is the one in charge of the region

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Kissiemu(m): 7:06pm On Oct 26, 2021
Ambazonia is not yet a country and you are already having factions?

South Sudan comes to my mind right now...


.... what can a nigger do?

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by joyandfaith: 7:22pm On Oct 26, 2021
kettykin:
Any news to justify the unity of Africa's Soviet Union is welcome.


Nigeria is now foolishly becoming too expensive to sustain and unify, the bulk of the budget is now going into purchasing military hardware to keep the country United

Correct

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Brimstone77: 7:24pm On Oct 26, 2021
NgeneUkwenu:
They are Trapped in their mansions.

They are Removing the Government plate Numbers on their Vehicles because of IPOB.

They hardly move around in Convoy.

Most of them Ran to Abuja and Lagos to hide from their Unknown Gunmen.

They can't hold any election rally without a heavy Security in Southeast.

They have changed their Movement Routines and have dumped their flashy tinted cars.

The Chicken is coming home to roast, and now they are on the run to seek refuge outside the Promised land called Biafra Land.

What they have planted and nurtured for 7 years is beginning to germinate, and now they are running away from harvesting them.

They are tired of calling Fulani Herdsmen, they are now calling on Buhari to Negotiate with their holy sons called the "Unknown Gunmen"

Biafra is here at last!
All Hail Biafra!!!

#Chigozirim
you will soon lick your vomit..mark my words..


No amount of your media propaganda will change our love for Biafra never..

Remember the plage it's either we get Biafra or die trying..

The music is set hope you will dance along?

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Re: Why We Are Distancing Ourselves From IPOB – Ambazonia Interim Govt by Brimstone77: 7:28pm On Oct 26, 2021
Davash222:
The Efulefu said he wants Nigerian government to endorse the restoration of their independence cheesy cheesy

same Nigerian government that extradited their supreme leader back to yaounde...their overall leader is currently serving a life imprisonment in Yaounde...


Their are about 100 faction fighting for independent, each faction have their self eclaimed field marshal and major general..

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