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Agbor Balla Rubbishes ‘Elites’ Visit To Anglophone Regions 

By Andrew Nsoseka

Agbor Balla

Barrister Felix Nkongho Agbor, aka Agbor Balla, President of the outlawed Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, CACSC, has criticised the recent move by the Government to dispatch ‘elites’ to dialogue with the Anglophone communities.

Agbor Balla, one of the moderate leaders of the Anglophone community, has rubbished the move which he referred to as provocation to an aggrieved people. Going by the President of the erstwhile Consortium, the move is not only provocative, but it is also “irresponsible and a mockery to the population”

In a press release titled, “We reject the visits of the elites”, a copy of which The Post procured, Agbor Balla noted that the carnage unleashed on citizens by Government forces, from September 22 to October 1, would have been avoided; “If the Government showed goodwill to dialogue and listen to the population.”

The release started, by stating: “Following the decision by the Government to dispatch a delegation of elites to visit and dialogue with the population of Northwest and Southwest Regions, we strongly condemn, reject and disassociate ourselves from these visits.”

On the Killings registered so far, Barrister Agbor Balla wrote; “Killings, arrests and violence of September 22 and October 1 would have been avoided if the fundamental right of peaceful protests were respected and if the Government showed goodwill to dialogue and listen to the population… at a time when hundreds have been arbitrarily arrested, hundreds are seeking refuge in farms and unaccounted for, dozens dead and many hospitalised with gunshot wounds, we consider these visits as a provocation, which is irresponsible and a mockery to the population.”

Roundtable Discussion In The Presence Of The UN

After condemning the ‘half-hearted’ move of the Government, the man of law stated that in order for real dialogue to take place, the Government should appease the population by freeing all peaceful protesters, giving an account of the dead and restoring complete internet in the two English-speaking Regions.

He proceeds to say that with the aforementioned conditions fulfilled, a real dialogue can then be called, with the United Nations, UN, playing the role of the mediator, so that the real problem is handled, for the Government and the citizens to reach a compromise.

Visit To Victims of October 1 Carnage

In a related story, Barrister Agbor Balla alongside former SDF Parliamentarian for Boyo, Hon Paulinus Jua, paid a visit to the victims of the October 1 carnage.

The leader of Anglophone civil society visited victims who were being treated at St Martin de Porres Catholic Hospital, Njinikom, in the Northwest region.

They conversed with all victims, heard their stories extended support to them, and assured the sick that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

They noted that the Reverend Sisters are praying, fasting and taking good care of the wounded.

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