Following a press release signed today November 19th 2018 by the head of communication committee, the Anglophone General Conference scheduled for November 21st to 22nd 2018 in Buea has once again been postponed
No reasons were given as to why the conference was carried forward to yet to be announce date but organizers say the reasons will be disclosed by the conveners after their meeting on the 20th November 2018
Earlier in the day, Douala based Canal 2 television had announced that the conference will be shelved due to government’s refusal to give organizers the necessary permits to hold the big conference which is aimed at finding solution to the Anglophone crisis.
The Conference which is an initiative of revered catholic priest, emeritus Christian cardinal Tumi and other religious leaders have been heavily criticized on both sides of the political divide.
While the government has failed to publicly support the organizers and the move, secessionist and their leaders have poured cold water on every effort to make the conference successful, threatening organizers and even implementing a 5 days lockdown leading to the conference to frustrate their efforts.
Buea AGCE, one big joke?
Many have been quick to take to social media to decry the second cancelation of the conference calling it a big joke as they want organizers to end the unpopular dialogue aimed at ending the sufferings of the Anglophones who have been hit by two years crisis
The move has not received any support from warring parties of the crisis and many have labeled the move a failed initiative as calls for organizers to cancel the conference all together grows louder with the latest cancelation today.
Cardinal Tumi had insisted last week that the conference will hold despite massive opposition and last minute pullout of Dr Simon Munzu who was to head the deliberations due to threats of his life.