In a live Facebook show Monday, July 29, 2019 on his account Bara Bareta, the activist cum citizen journalist said all those bearing arms in the North West and South West Regions are “foolish to be defending any leader in the diaspora”.
In what may well be an apologetic outing, Mark Bareta said information that Ambazonia has a government in the diaspora were just lies tailored to feed the egos of a few.
“When there is a government in the diaspora, it is hosted. Where is the host country? Where are our embassies? Where is our state house? It’s a lie. They lied to you about a committee in the UN. They lied you about a football march… they lied you about my trip to Buea. They lied to you. They keep lying to you. And some of us, we take the blame because some of us helped to propagate these lies and for that, I apologise. Before God and man, I apologise,” said Bareta in an emotion-jammed outing.
He furthers: “I will say it. If you are in ground zero and you are a fighter and you are defending any virtual government, I have told you that we have no government. It is a lie that we told you. And I am taking the responsibility. We have no government. It is a lie we told you and I will blame Ayuk Julius Tabe that he sat in Nigeria in Zaria, Professor Anyangwe was there. They could not advise him. He formed a government without having the necessary means to protect and defend the government. And after few months, he was abducted. And here we are shattered. There is no government.”
The activist who seeks the independence of a country he affectionately calls Ambazonia kept on begging for forgiveness from the masses.
“Hear me out! I apologise to you. I am apologising that we told you a lie because we were all filled with this move. There is no government anymore. It was a mistake and now I am apologising. There is no government – not even Yerima’s or Sako’s. There is no government. If there is a government, it will unite and not divide the people. A government will make sure that you on ground zero have the necessary resources. We will only have a government when we have a host country that is ready to keep us, hold us together and give us diplomatic means to move. And each day, I am going to preach this message that there is no government. If there is any government, they are telling you a lie – from Yerima’s faction to Sako’s IG.
“Don’t die on ground zero defending a virtual government. There is nothing like a restoration council. All those things are fat lies, useless. They are lying to you. So, divorce from them. There can only be two kinds of government: one hosted on ground zero or one in the diaspora with a host country. Because we don’t have any host country that can host us in the diaspora, there is therefore no government.”
Fighters Kidnapping To Feed
Mark Bareta used Monday’s live show to admit that armed men fighting to “restore the independence of Ambazonia” kidnap locals in order to get food.
Hear him: “In truth, we have groups that are kidnapping because they have a camp of 500 fighters, 400 fighters. How do they feed? They are forced to kidnap people, to take money so that they can buy food. And sometimes, we don’t even blame them. They are forced to do it…there is no revolution without the people. Our people are getting fed up. Hear me out! Our people are beginning to get fed up.
“I know that I cannot come to ground zero. I can only come to a free Amba. So, I am going to tell you all the truth. We have kept it for so long so that these groups can put their axes together. But because they can’t put their axe together, you have to divorce from them. Divorce from these politicians in the diaspora, people who call themselves politicians, people who are here to feed fat. I told you that we sleep well. We sleep well, we go to work. We cannot change it because we must go to work, we must sleep well. We feel the pains, we cry, but you who are under the rain, you receive pains.
“Do not give room for any politician in the diaspora. They are fooling you. Ground zero is more important than diaspora because you feel the heat. You have to also make sure that your children go to school, that people have good health, good roads, don’t die anymore. Fighters don’t die anymore.”