Over the past two years, I have the honor of serving as the president of the Southern Cameroons
'I know as a fact that, as at the time the 1st petitioner was born on the 25th November, 1946 to a FulanI trader and farmer, Garba Abubakar, Jada village and other parts of Chamba land in the then Northern Cameroon
, were still part of the British Cameroons
and not Nigeria.
A plebiscite was held in British Cameroons
to determine whether the people preferred to stay in Cameroon
or align with Nigeria.
In 1961 Southern Cameroons
, the southern part of the British-administered territory voted in a referendum to join the Republic of Cameroon
, which had gained independence from France .
In recent years, Anglophone resentments have found growing expression in overt secessionist groups like the Ambazonia Movement, or organisations advocating a return to federalism like the Southern Cameroons
The federal constitution of 1961 stated that the Federal Republic of Cameroon
shall be constituted from the territory of the Republic of Cameroon
, hereafter to be styled East Cameroon
, and the territory of the Southern Cameroons
, formerly under British trusteeship, hereafter to be styled West Cameroon
When the Cameroons
under the British and French Trusteeship united in October 1961 and became the Federal Republic of Cameroon
, Article 5 of the Federal Constitution supported the introduction of the Gendarmes which had become a federal affair.
When the Cameroons
arrived at the World Cup, it was with a confident roar, fresh from successfully defending their African Nations Cup title, saying they would become the first African team ever to reach the semi-finals.
For example, Simon Staats developed into one of best education administrators the church had in Nigeria and the Cameroons
between 1935 and independence.
For the sake of argument, let's assume that Atiku's ancestors had always lived in British Northern Cameroon
. Well, Buhari's lawyers betrayed historical illiteracyin thinking that British Cameroons
is and has always been synonymous with modern Cameroon