VOTE OF THANKS
Fellow Southern Cameroonians/Ambazonians,
Friday, 22 September 2017 was, indeed, a memorable day in our “March TowardsFreedom”. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families which lost loved ones, and we will forever remain indebted to the brave citizens who were killed so that we can have freedom and international sovereignty come Sunday, 1st October 2017.
On behalf of every organization involved with putting together the trip to New York, I write to heartily thank all those from the DC Metropolitan area who answered the call to board buses to New York City. I am also writing to extend sincere apologies to all those who could not get on the buses. Some of those who could not travel did everything right, including pre-purchasing their tickets. Others paid the fare on the spot but were still unable to make the trip to NYC on account of the lack of buses.
The unprecedented interest shown by so many of our people to make the trip doubled with both the on-the-spot payment of fares and eleventh-hour reservations made it very challenging to satisfy all our people. For that we apologize and promise our people that we have learnt lessons from this setback that we will use in the future.
So many people sacrificed a lot to make the trip successful. Too many to list each by name here. However, allow me to salute the sacrifice of:
– Those, led by SCNC Chair Elvis Kometa, who spent several nights sleeping under the stars at the UN Plaza which they prepared for the rally;
– Those, who must by tradition remain nameless, who organized, galvanized and brought the women’s juju “Takumbeng” in such impressive numbers to New York;
– Those, led by Vyvian Mbanwie, Syh Ambe, Jude Ambe and Nico Kang, who took care of the logistics;
– Additional and special mention must be made of Syh Ambe and Vyvian Mbanwie who gave up their seats on the bus they were booked on to stay back and continue to take care of logistics; in the end not ever coming to New York;
– Special thanks to those who despite not finding space on buses stayed on at Langley Park to participate in the small commemorative demonstration that was spontaneously held at that location;
– Thanks to those who volunteered to drive to New York and picked up some of our people along with those, led by Brinsly Ewang, who printed out those excellent placards;
– I could go on forever… We thank you all.
The spirit that moved and held us all together last Friday is clearly still burning in us. We would like to invite you to bring that spirit of a Free, Jubilant and Sovereign Southern Cameroons with you to the White House on Sunday, 1st October 2017. The rally is one of the many grand celebrations of the restoration of our independence being held across the USA; across the world; and most importantly across our Homeland.
Please, do not miss the rally at the White House! Together we shall rise and conquer!
Ntumfoyn Boh Herbert (Yindo Toh)