James Arrey Abangma, President of the National Unionof Teachers of Higher Education (NUTHE),University of Buea (UB Chapter), has disclosed in a press statement that the Biya’s regime in Yaounde is scheming a mass arrest, kidnappings and assassination of Anglophone leaders of the struggle. The communique also states that the solution to the current crisis in theNorth West and South West regions does not lie with Prime Minister Philemon Yang as many think.
The Associate Professor of Political Science in UB described the Prime Minister as “Powerless and Helpless,” because he is Anglophone.
The communiqué raises an alarm that the government is planning mass arrest, kidnappings and assassination of leaders of lawyers and teachers unions as a means to thwart the Anglophone course. He calls for unity amongst Anglophones, stating that battalions of troops are being mobilized for this purpose.
Santa Meteo Radio gathered from CJ that some of the leaders have already received death threats from “anonymous.”In Cameroon, the Prime Minister is appointed by the President. Even though he goes by the appellation “Head of Government,” it is more a cosmetic attribution as he is not allowed to appoint, dismiss or sanction any minister. The Prime Minister is more of an “errand boy” who takes orders from the President and implements them.