In line with CRTV studies monitored in Buea, and recorded within the State-owned Cameroon Tribune, the United Nation’s 64th President of the overall Meeting, Ali Triki was in Yaounde on Might 20. He had not been on the ceremonial ceremony marking Yaounde declared Nationwide Day, however turned up on the Unity Palace with a robust delegation. His birthday present to Biya was two well-framed maps. The one was a big framed map of La Republique du Cameroon, with a world boundary separating LRC and the Southern Cameroons. The second was the map of the British Cameroons, with a world boundary separating the Southern Cameroons and Northern Cameroons.Ali Triki presenting the two maps to President paul Biya.
#SouthernCameroons The CRTV reporter on the bid, George Ewane made the next commentaries: “Aside from the Map of the Republic of Cameroun is that of British Southern Cameroons is and the anchor man on the studio, Joseph Le and Ephraim Banda Ghogomo minimize in to ask “What did you say?”? And George might remark no extra. So he allowed the microphone to overhear what Mr. Ali Triki was saying.., Voici la carte du Cameroun Britannique…histoire en a decidee”?
La Republique du Cameroun had her independence on January 1, 1960. The boundaries as of that date have been decided, established and recorded on the Secretariat of the United Nations in New York. As of that day, the Southern Cameroons and Northern Cameroons have been nonetheless beneath the trusteeship of Britain, being ready for eventual independence. Its flag was Inexperienced Purple Yellow and its Nationwide Anthem, reflecting the savagery of LRC was made public. Its first President was Mr. Ahmadou Ahidjo.
On February 11, 1961, the Southern Cameroons voted in a UN-organized plebiscite to have her independence in an outlined union with LRC, whereas Northern Cameroons did so, however to unite with the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Nigeria stays a federation as of that pact signed in 1961, whereas the Southern Cameroons stays annexed, provided that the proceeds from the 1961 plebiscite have been by no means formalized in a Union Treaty to be deposited on the Secretariat of the United Nations as per U.N Constitution, which makes it very clear that if two nations come into an understanding to vary their unique worldwide boundaries within the type of any mergence, it should achieve this with the information of the United nations and each will signal a Union pact which have to be deposited on the U.N Secretariat.
However, historical past has it that by June/July of 1961, La Republique du Cameroun invited the Southern Cameroons, by way of its Prime Minister, John Ngu Foncha, to attend a Convention in Foumban in LRC the place they have been to debate the Structure of a future United Cameroons in a federal construction. Was this to go alongside easily, there was to be a signing ceremony whose end result was to be associated to the United Nations as per UN Constitution Article 102(b)? Alas, this by no means occurred as LRC’s foul play was uncovered. Foumban led to a nonetheless start.
So, by October 1, 1961, Britain was itchy to give up the soils of Southern Cameroons. J.O. Area had packed his luggage and baggage and his boat was steaming, able to take off. Southern Cameroons was to be formally declared an unbiased state, to say its future. What occurred at in the present day is Bongo Sq. was a horrible mess “an open hijacking of the independence of a individuals. When the Union Jack was lowered, Ahidjo’s inexperienced Purple Yellow was raised and LRC’s Savage Anthem chanted in French!! Foncha was helpless and weak.
That however, the independence was declared, and solely hijacked. It was like a slave being freed by one slave grasp, and on his approach house, he’s enslaved by one other slave grasp.
ENTER THE TWO MAPS
So, what have been the 2 maps that the UN consultant handed to Biya in Yaounde on Might 20, 2010? In response to stay re[ports from CRTV monitored in Bamenda, the UN consultant, Ali Triki, who’s the President of the 64th Common Meeting of the UN, in handing the 2 maps to Cameroun’s Head of State, declared “Voici les cartes de Cameroon Britannique…histoire en a decidee? ( Listed here are the maps of British Cameroons…historical past had so determined..”?. In line with one other State-owned media, Cameroon Tribune of Tuesday Might 25, 2010, on web page 1 and three, carrying the photographs of the 2 maps within the presence of Paul Biya and Jean Victor Nkolo, who’s of the Info Division on the UN, the 2 maps have been nicely framed, giant sufficient for Biya to know even from twenty meters away.
The primary and really gigantic one is the Map of La Republique du Cameroun as of January 1, 1960! It exhibits clearly the purple line and inexperienced line separating British Cameroons from La Republique du Cameroun. LRC is not any extra a triangle with British Cameroons as Biya and Yaounde have it. What Mr. Ali Triki was presenting by means of this primary huge map was the map displaying LRC so far as the United Nations is worried. That’s LRC as per January 1, 1960.
The second map can also be very clear and nicely framed, clearly separated from the primary. It exhibits the Map of British Southern Cameroons as of October 1, 1961. What does this entails? It means one and one factor solely. The United Nations can’t endure itself to print and body very giant maps of 1’s nation to return and current it as delivery day presents identical to that. Think about that at your delivery day, somebody comes up with framed footage of yours if you have been born. Or, in one other circumstance, think about that you’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of your marriage; somebody comes with two framed footage of you, and your spouse, individually, when she was a maiden and also you a bachelor. Extra so, he refers to her as Miss. The message is straightforward! That the person, say, the courtroom Justice of the Peace or mayor, is reminding you that your keep collectively continues to be not regularized as per the regulation.
WHAT IS AT STAKE?
The United Nations has come and attended the 50th anniversary of LRC, and, by the present of these two maps, is informing the Yaounde authorities that the identical UN will readily attend the 50th anniversary of the Southern Cameroons in Buea come October 1, 1961. Is the UN acknowledging, in a diplomatic method that Yaounde and Buea have some unfinished works on the UN’s Secretariat. That what the Banjul courts. ACHPR is dabbling with is already being taken care of on the degree of the UN..or perhaps, the Gorji Dinka have been proper in any case, besides that they have no idea like all of us, how one can exploit their alternatives and possibilities!
NB: Written by NTEMFAC OFEGE,this article was first posted in January 26,2011.