Friday, 10 February 2017

AN OPEN LETTER TO MARK BARETA AND TAPANG IVO TANKU BY JOSEPH NKEZE

Canon Law regulates the powers of a Diocesan Bishop. Can. 391 (1), “It is for the diocesan bishop to govern the particular church entrusted to him with legislative, executive and judicial power according to the norm of law.”

Can. 394(1) “A bishop is to foster various forms of the apostolate in the diocese and is to take care that in the entire diocese, or in its particular districts, all the works of the apostolate are coordinated under his direction…”


The Bishop is the proprietor of schools, colleges and universities within his jurisdiction, and everything is coordinated “under his direction.” The Bishops of the Ecclesiastical province just issued a letter telling the government they did not close any schools.

Ivo Tapang and Bareta’s holy hostility against ‘unbelievers’ of the Anglophone cause is troubling and shocking. Their over reach and over zealousness shows their structured ignorance of the direction of this struggle.

Let me remind them again. The Anglophone struggle is against the government and elites who have and enjoy political power. It is against the forces of law and order and the police who militarize and brutalize our citizens. It is for a two-state Federation. It is for the release of all Anglophones locked up in jails with no due process. It is against CRTV that propagates lies, and it is for the restoration of the internet in our zone. The reason why I supported Dr. Agbor Nkongho was because he articulated these issues in the most succinct, clear and non-violent manner. He did not attack people even when they disagreed with him. He always repeated that he did not have the monopoly of knowledge and solicited advice to strengthen the struggle. He knew all anglophones did not support the struggle, but was ready to persist in his belief. That is why I joined this struggle. I contributed as an intellectual with my vast knowledge in political science and Law. I articulated the problems and solutions, but never advocating for Biya or the Betis who do not support us to be killed or harassed. This is the struggle I know and subscribed to.

On the other hand, we have Mark and Ivo who have taken malicious pleasure in calling people out, obtuse, implanting suspicion and mindless intolerance against those who disagree with them as un-anglophone. The Barestic and Tankustic Dictum have become the order of the day. "If you do not follow what we say, you will be lynched or martyred." The competitiveness for public attention has become the hallmark of so-called piety in our society, leading to obscene advancement of self-declared seers of the future, who trigger off and feed upond the anxieties of their fellow human beings.

Tankustic Dictum: “ Rev. Fr. George Nkeze and Fr. Sop should respect themselves. Let them know that atheist are in the struggle and will stop at nothing just to exact justice or revenge on them in anyway.” He adds: “ Do they want to become young martyrs? This is clearly a call to violence against them. If you had only read the Canon Law, you would have known the truth. The Bishops themselves said they never closed their schools, and so calling for teachers and students to return does not mean they will return. The government and Governor of the South West Region tried and failed.

Such atavism towards the Lex Talionis is troubling and should be condemned with vehemence. Our struggle is being used to settle political scores, and This costly spasm of intolerance and prophetic impudence will seek to derail the overall prize Anglophones have been fighting for months.

I also want to caution both of you in this struggle- structured ignorance and holy frenzy are not part of a peaceful civil disobedience. The force of the argument and not the argument of force wins the day. When you respond to people with a sense of elevation and entitlement, you are overloading that cauldron which might explode.

Lastly, I want to assure you that anyone born of an Anglophone parent is an Anglophone. Bassa Anglos, Bamileke Anglos are our brothers. To look at a person’s last name and castigate and harass them goes against our Anglophone blood stream. It means we are not any different from the regime we are fighting.

Let us avoid being petty in this struggle.


As posted by Walters kimah on his Facebook page.

51 comments:

  1. The Barestic and Tankustic Dictum....😂😂😂😂😂..nice speech

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  2. so na bec 11the february dey near? na advise weh for don enter since. anyways, how these 2 boys too go do gain their freedom inside Cameroon nova ever be a topic of discussion, bec do how do how them get red pen from all airports against their names. So while them di get educated on how to carry about themselves, ur tell dem sef too if way go be dem after any dialogue. I go personally like for see prove for anyways dis boys don directly cause harm for any person or na only through their social media page talking on behalf of the Consortium team? Everyone seems to be scared of the big oga and will crucify the weak. Let God be the judge and i believe if the struggle and cries are well heard in Heaven no matter how long it will take, the people will have their freedom.

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  3. Kinnaka, you di post na only things weh good for ur site and government? Even people dem reply to ur posts now u nodi postam, anyhow continue na ur blog na u go decide and end up read all and comment you one.

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  4. i wont finish reading.......Father go shidong down di chop da offertory quiet
    #leaveIvoandMarkAlone
    If you are not for us you are against us!

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    1. What a father, make yi GI really shidon. He doesn't seem to see the good work, the risk these guys are doing and taking for no interest of theirs. I good father would have contacted these guys directly instead of putting it up here so that people like this lady kinnaka would take advantage. You are so cheap in your publications. Dorty, how about advertising your laps as has been the case. Did mark and Ivo not show interest in your ugly laps? What do you have against them. #leavemarkandivoalone#

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  5. Very useless letter.When we start war come and stop us.The course is going accordingly.Any one that dares to derail it will face the consequences.The useless government is prepared and we are prepared too.No more federation. Now is total independence.We cannot co-exist with those useless people.please just do us a favour and shot the fuck up!!!

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  6. Tell them father. Baunch of fools. They are going to school abroad busy doing their phd's and encouraging others back home to boycott school. And as naive as we are home we are following their instructions. Why don't you leave your studies and come back home to join the strike if you really like sc? God punish wona. Sheet noh wipe lass them all

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    1. Lies Anonymous, I don't think that's what father Nkeze meant. This has nothing to do with they getting PhD or others not going to school. Their leadership approach may be wrong but the struggle is legitimate.

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    2. Ur mami yi mbumbu. Ngong dog, gay ass cunt. Some thing d worry u? This fada d surely fuck ur shit hole for u for d take yi side. I sure say u b don drop out of school since. U govt mbam e. The thunda weh go fire wona still d do warm up.

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    3. That is why we have been silent for 5yrs because all what we thought of was our dirty education that we will get and unable to use it.what is education all about if u can't get a job or create a business afterwards.Mr be4 u judge mark and ivo who has been helpful thru put this struggle judge urself and ur parents who will pay millions to get u a job.and for that father Nkeze u are nothing different from them.if something is not going g ur way u criticise as well. I have been in church where u bully some of ur colleag5because they didn't give u a position u wanted.all these fake men of Gods who fo around sleeping with students and church members .don't worry ir dirty secretes will come out soon

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    4. Smh...please don't talk abt where they are and what they are doing. We are fighting for what we believe in. If u prefer to live as a slave because you want to go school then go ahead. But when we win the struggle you can move to LA republique and live there. U can even move there now. U r the one that has been brainwashed

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    5. LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN owns the schools infrastructures, let her open her schools. We have our children and will keep them home, period. Nobody should lecture us on the value of education to our children, at least not in this 21st century.

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    6. You are a fool to call Tapang and Mark Fools

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  7. U want school? Do u know the number of southern cameroonians who have graduated but yet no jobs? What's the need for school if they end up jobless and boring their parents? No school still we get what we want smh

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    1. little minds...keep depending on the Government for petty monthly salaries and don't be innovative. When y'all grow up, you will finally realize Ivo and Mark are the biggest bad ass crooks ever liveth and are using you guys to archive their own objectives.

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  8. Nobody in this world is perfect ,Yes they may have made outrageous expressions,gone out of line,we need to bring them on track,advise them and not use their flaws to sabotage their genuine and legitimate intent

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  9. I think he has effortlessly voiced the opinion of many who fear to be lynched incase they do not abide to whatever mark and Ivo advocates. I find this troubling as well. While i applaud them for taking up this struggle when many did not have the courage nor know how to do, i still plead that they revise their strategies.

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  10. Why do people keep talking about southern Cameroonians not having job. Lots of francophone graduate don't have jobs also. I do not encourage those guys abroad influencing the minds of others back home not to go to school. I know anglophones who moved to French provinces like douala, have jobs, and are trying to make it in life. Success don't come easy. You have to work for it. If u travel abroad which is a land of opportunity and u don't fight to make it, u will not make it. So the problem in Cameroon is not just anglophone problem. Francophones are going to school and educating themselves and anglophones stay home and follow advice of people who cannot come to Cameroon and fight for the freedom, yet post irrelevant stuffs on facebook

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    1. Why must they go to douala or east cameroun to fine jobs and mske ends meet? When will they develop their oen backyards? This matter no go end without solution!

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    2. Why do anglophones have to travel to French regions in order to get jobs? Why can't the English regions have the same job opportunities like the French regions? To be very precise anglophones are not being influenced by those abroad, they have simply realize that it is time to put an end to marginalization, discrimination, regional imbalance, violation of their civil rights like the rights to free speech, molibity, association and what have you? Francophones may have problems of unemployment and other common problems faced by every nation but anglophones have these same problems and more(marginalization etc). That's why anglophones took to the street because if we don't do it our children will go through the same problems and more.

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  11. school no day mr Bishop. you de for your house everyday di chop fine fine chop. Cameroonians them di soffer so you no di see? even your teacher them, you di pay them howmuch ? and why ei be say you di tok na how? hu? na because them dn threaten for close down catholic school dem nor ?? leave that thing repe your time don pass. go back for church remain quiete as you be dey for the past month

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  12. Kinnaka get ur facts straight! No be father write this letter. Nah yi brother Joseph Nkeze write the letter!!!.

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  13. I like the letter people seat at the comforts of their homes some abroad and some in French speaking regions and post nonsense tretening people. The struggle is a non violent one bt these extremists ask fr wat can't be granted am for the struggle bt the way its going its discouraging people post lies just to intimidate people.let everyone quit their jobs n move back home n take part in the struggle from there.activities r dead at home no Moni ghost towns every day people are working else where n giving rubbish instructions.

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  14. It's rather a pity you only wrote about their mistakes but u didn't bring out any positive thing about them . For that reason I see u as an enemy to the struggle .

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  15. I think the Best is to look up to Jesus and let the whatsoever father leave politics out. What nonsense

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    1. The day that your Jesus will save Cameroon the same way it saved Kigali and is saving Syria and all other countries then I tell you we all will be numb and stupid by then. Wake up with this shit of Jesus and stuffs! Did your Jesus ever save a country from a genocide or a massacre? Nonsense.

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  16. Let him rally people to pray more and hear what God is saying in this season as the children of isaka

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  17. There is no need for this lecture. If the priest doesn't know, I will inform him that we are at war and this type of write is just not helpful. Ours is a movement. You can call it an uprising if you prefer but the long and short of it is simple. LRC has declared war on us and we will fight back. Anyone who disagrees with the stance of 95% of west Cameroonians is a blackleg who deserves to be flushed out of our midst

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  18. The things people say when they appear anonymous. Hahahahahaha enjoying this #HereToReadTheComments

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  19. The things people say when they are anonymous, Hihihihihi #HeretoReadTheComments

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  20. Mark and Ivo should please come home and die for the struggle they are instigating! What the hell are they doing in foreign land? Martin Luther and Malcom X all died frighting for thier people! That's what real leaders for a positive change do! Till then they are selfish and ignorant about the change they do want ! May the souls of all those who have died from
    This rest in peace

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  21. Atleast those who hv graduated can have their lives changed at any moment bcus they are valid for a job not like the rest who end up un qualified no matter what education is power. The excuse of no jobs is not that valid.many youths graduate n want to start earnx large sums dnt dream.everythx is step by step.

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  22. Make Father no sey Wata Don pass Gari, weti be education when you no get freedom? I don't pay all school fees for ma Pekin dem for one year for RMC colleges for SC and I Nava complain sey ma Pekin dem day hause.If Mark and tapang di do PhD so what?
    Make father no sey sc Don suffer tire,and make ie no make we vex eh.
    Father go make we think sey ei too Don lick oiyeh.

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    1. I doubt if you read the Father's letter well. He said the bishop issued a letter telling the govt they did not close schools. Meaning it was not their decision for students or teachers to stay at home. Indirectly telling government that calling for school resumption is useless. It was a very wise statement misinterpreted by Mark and Ivo who attacked the bishop immediately. God does not like name calling and slander especially against His servants. It is for same reason that God struck Moses' elder sister Myriam with leprosy in Numbers 12. It is even worse if the Man of God is guiltless.

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  23. Well said Father I told you people earlier on the fake news a staff supposedly told Bareta and Ivo. Those who were insulting shame on you. Those who wanted to change church hum you need deliverance

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  24. Is this George Nkeze or Joseph Nkeze? I know George Nkeze is a Priest but Who is this Joseph Nkeze Guy? Kinnaka, make your facts clear pls.

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  25. Truth about this whole dilemma is the fact that we have lost innocent young n grt leaders of tomorrow. God is with us.
    Weda na fada ei sef write ds leta or not...first of all we all are doing our best fr ds struggle in one way or the other. Consortium leaders, u all are doing grt...but please get ur facts straight from ur so called informants bf u riddicule someone's image in the soceity. Talking in respect of the "Barristers J Kamani n Agbor Balla issue...the selling out issue. Now u sit and riddicule a servant of God? My brothers weda d man of God is fake or real,bottom line is he's still God's annointed...let God be the judge of his character n life on earth as a priest and not you.
    Fight with enough facts in your hands and not lies.
    We all pray to God each day for blessings. God bless our struggles.
    Just an honest review.
    Happy ghost town.ğŸ˜Ž

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  26. The Father is right in what he is saying. He is not against the struggle. If not he would not even dare to write an open letter knowing that the regine will target him. His issue is with fact that these Ivo and Mark call for violence and it is on that very premise that govt cut the internet and is calling those behind the struggle extremists. Research has proven that nonviolent resistance has always been successful and is more effective than violent ones and that nonviolent resistance gives quicker victory than violent ones. If we need God to fight for us, like he did for the Israelites, we need to withdraw our hand from blood. God told the Israelites to hold their piece and let him fight for them. Many people advocating for violence are not prepared to be in the front line. They are hoping others will go. God said in. The very messages calling people to attack others is what the government is using as proof to the international community that it is a violent movement. The bible says in Romans 12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:

    “If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
    In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
    21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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  27. Make father go and eat Communion for church and stay away from politics. Correct the guys and not bash them. Talk about the 90% good things they do and stop focusing on the 10% where they went wrong. How can the government deprive people of internet? 17th of February 2017 will make 1 month. That is very bad. I was in Cameroon when the government took away the internet. The government has no remorse or respect for the anglophone people. The president should imagine that him or his children and the ones without internet. How would he feel? It's very shameful that some SC people want to side with the government, reason which I don't know. Restore the internet, free the innocent prisoners, and give us federation.

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  28. Nonsense, major problem with Cameroon is following the church blindly. I think most churches are dubious. De Gaulle of France was in Exile during Nazi invasion be4 being backed by uk to defeat and Free France. No struggle in modern day succeeds without and foreign based govt. Those calling for the return of these guys are lucifer in disguise. Any futher negotiation has to be in a foreign land agreed by all parties with a mediator like the UN.

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  29. Witches and wizards some of you. Thames guys have put their life and freedom on the line u open ur rotten mouth and say they should come and fight at home. It's because u are not fortunate to travel abroad better stay in ur poor home and shut up.

    These Tabang and Mark didn't ask for this leadership the consortium saw them feed and hand them the powers. You who talk of school to resume send ur child or ur siblings to school as an example monkey.

    Tapang and Mark are nice if I were the one wuna for don hear this struggle for don take different dimensions. Rotten poor hungry beggars of la republic

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  30. Weh people! Can we stop the attack on each other. What makes us different from the regime if we are behaving this way. Just like the regime don't want you to have a say, so too are you not letting everyone have their say. If we truely want a democratic state then let's learn to live as one people be it if you agree
    /disagree with their opinion. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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  31. Padre, write an open letter to the government and demand for the release of all arrested

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  32. Say what you believe in, even if you are violent or irrational about it, and if anyone says otherwise or tries to correct/criticise you, Insult them, tag them ''enemies to your struggle'' and target them. No matter who they are, even GOD'S own servants.. Then criticise everything, that doesn't stand in line with ur ''logic'' and justify everything that does, no matter how inhuman.
    #WayToGo #L☺L

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  33. I think the vatican knows about this, what has the popes representative to Central Africa said? The catholic Church Connived to perpetuate the worst evil in human history (slavery).
    If fons, and the church are only interested in tithes, and money. I think time will come when the Vatican will not be exempted from tax and fons not recognized by the govt. Monarchs have been replaced by different forms of govt. Even France was a monarchy. So fons should toe the line. The catholic church is declining in pop in Europe but the reverse in Africa.So the Church should watch out or it might loose
    its influence.

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  34. Too much grammar

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