Nigerian Governor to UN - “Failing To Solve The Anglophone Crisis Will Haunt You”

Friday, 10 November 2017

Nigerian Governor to UN - “Failing To Solve The Anglophone Crisis Will Haunt You”

Ben Ayade, Cross River State Governor, has accused the United Nations and the Federal Government of Nigeria of failing to properly manage the Cameroon Anglophobe crisis.

To him, the UN is paying lip service to issues about Southern Cameroon.

He expressed this displeasure when he received the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Sadiya Umar Farouq and the Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS High Commission for Refugees, Antonio Canhandula, who paid him a courtesy call in his office in Calabar.

Ayade, who pointed out that he was speaking as a human being and not as a governor, maintained that “in the video clips going round the world today, I think humanity is being debased and I think United Nations must sit up because what you are doing is medicine after death and lip service.”

Flaying what he described as reactionary on the part of the Federal government and the United Nations, Ayade’ said: “You cannot watch the dislocation of family structures, kids being separated from their parents, husbands separated from their wives and all you do is to rush with food to their corridors and create squatters and camp for them and you think that is United Nations?

“You have failed. What is united about that? There is nothing united, if we are indeed a United Nations, the issue on Cameroon should be at the forefront of UN today.”
Nigerian Governor to UN - “Failing To Solve The Anglophone Crisis Will Haunt You”
Insisting that he was yet to see any serious issue being made out of the crisis on either CNN or BBC, the governor said: “Any form of relocation of a people, no matter how temporary is a failure of the world to address the issues that border on humanity and I think UN must take this message very clearly that it has gotten too involved in the politics of redistribution of wealth and has forgotten its essence which was peace, unity and love.”

Frowning on the alleged closure of the Cameroon International borders against the Anglophones Cameroonians, Ayade who described the act as criminal said: “Today, the Cameroun international borders are all sealed against the Anglophone Camerounians and UN is watching and coming with food, that is not food. That is poison because indeed you know their real trouble and the silence in you that you have done nothing today, just note that it will hunt you one day.”

The governor who explained the supportive roles played by Cameroon at the height of Biafra, IPOB and Boko Haram, enjoined President Buhari as the leader of Africa not to get involved in the politics of the Cameroon issues but interfere in the lives of every single Black man on earth.

Recounting the associated challenges of the crisis prone area, Ayade said: “The young people’s lives have been cut short, young kids don’t go to school, the entire southern part of Cameroon, the English speaking, completely shut down, hospitals not working and people’s lives are in danger.”

The governor who disclosed that about 2430 refugees already in Cross River was an indication of a near cataclysm, assured that Cross River government will partner with the Federal Government to bring succour in order to return the victims to their homes within the shortest possible time.

He also assured: “We will join hands with UN to find a political solution and a lasting peaceful option for the people of Cameroon to live in peace and have prosperity and realise their full potentials as human beings.”

Source - Daily Post

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