By The ANA-lyst
Speaking to AmbaNews24 by telephone Dr. Ebenezer Akwanga, Leader of The African People’s Liberation Movement (APLM) has described both Late Justice Ebong and Late Dr. Yongbong as his brothers, fathers, friends, and mentors whose bravery continues to inspire him.
Justice Frederick Alobwede Ebong and Dr. Arnold Boh Yongbang who passed away about a week ago, made very significant contributions and played central roles in the Southern Cameroon – Ambazonia liberation struggle.
Justice Ebong read the recorded Declaration of Independence of Ambazonia after him and other Southern Cameroon Youth League – SCYL members took over the Buea radio station on 30 December 1999. They were arrested and detained by the Cameroun regime. He was subsequently elected chairman of a faction of Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC). Dr. Yongbang on his part, among other major achievements, was very instrumental in getting Ambazonia admitted in The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in 2005. He was the Treasurer of SCNC and Vice Chairman of The Southern Cameroons Restoration Movement (SCARM).
In the interview, Dr. Akwanga recalled working with them and their wholehearted dedication to the liberation of Ambazonia. He praised their steadfastness and wished that current Amazonian leaders can copy their “actions and not just words” character. He also took time to acknowledge the tremendous contribution made by other “Liberation heroes” dead and alive, and some at great personal cost. He pointed out that despite their differences in opinions, they never betrayed the liberation struggle and found ways to collaborate to push forward our quest for freedom.
Comrade Dr. Akwanga ended by noting that “My wife, Mama Ambazonia is very devastated. Dr. Yongbang was like a dad, uncle and senior brother to her”