Arrey Mbi’s ‘Mbuh House’ Baked Truths
BY CHRIS ANU
I have just read some Ambazonia chronicle, albeit, the kind that you only hear in ‘mbuh houses’ after the white stuff has completely consumed your psyche. I read it from Pa Arrey Mbi, who could have been my teacher too. Thank God, he didn’t teach me – I did be so ashamed and embarrassed for such a man to be speaking on my behalf as he does for comrade Milan Atam, Ayuk Tabe and Tassang Wilfred.
In the piece in which Arrey Mbi would want all of us to qualify him as the sole expert source, and sole custodian of the ‘untold story,’ of what transpired in Abuja, his level and ability to cook up and twist up records can only be described to that of a man suffering from severe depravity, – someone who has lost all senses of honor, morality and integrity. In what amounts to Mbuh house fabrications, Arrey Mbi casts aspersions on my person and mudsling it to lift up Milan and Ayuk in the PR chronicle. I would naturally maintain my peace or silence if Arrey Mbi was just one of those irrelevant social media charades. He’s not. What he has written has the potential for the naïve and gullible to take for gospel truth. That’s the reason I’m exercising the right of a rejoinder.
Arrey Mbi got all his facts so skewed and so misleading too. He writes that on January 6th, 2017, after the Nera 12 had been abducted on January 5th, Milan Atam, informed cabinet of a certain secret plot by Nigeria to immediately rush the Nera 12 to Yaoundé. According to him, Milan cautioned that no announcement be made to that effect. Mr. Mbi regrets that in spite of that advice, yours truly took to the media the same day, that is, January 6th, and declared that Sisiko and others were already rushed to colonial territory. Mbi adds that Sako, and I then went forward to frame up lies to the effect that Milan had not disclosed to cabinet what transpired in Abuja. He makes reference to a certain smear campaign that Sako, myself, and others paid some faceless people to carry out against Milan to feign him off from taking over IG’s mantle of leadership. In fact, according to Mr. Mbi, Sako, myself, and a certain Boston cabal launched a spirited campaign to tie Milan to the Nera abductions “in order to avenge the blow he dealt them by stopping all payments into SCAPAC.” The old man writes so many other fallacies, but I will deal with these for now.
Again, I take pleasure to write this only because there is the tendency to want to take what old people write or say for the gospel truth whereas it may not be. ‘What does it benefit an old man, a retired teacher in that matter to purposefully lie?’ The gullible would ask. No! It isn’t every old man out there that still gives heed to honesty and integrity or call it character. And let me attest to the case of Arrey Mbi.
First, he writes that “Milan wasn’t going for the meeting (the Abuja meeting) per se.” That Milan was heading to Taraba State to take care of an incident involving the arrest of some Ambazonians. This lie is a telltale to the fact that Arrey Mbi apparently does not read, does not get his news from impeccable sources, or does no follow up with struggle’s developments. He doesn’t listen to his own heroes either or perhaps he just doesn’t understand. If he does, it should have occurred to him that even Milan’s own narration contradicts he’s. Think about it! Milan is in the record as saying, he knew about the Nera meeting. That while Sisiko was still in the USA, he received appeals from him to meet them in Abuja. He has also narrated how Nalowa asked him to draw the agenda of the meeting before taking off from South Africa. It is thus very strange and utter lack of moral compass to try to twist a narrative that is well documented for posterity. And hell no! Mr. Mbi., Milan didn’t close or blocked some SCAPAC account to prevent Sako from accessing it. Instead, Milan siphoned SCAPAC and when reproached, he mimicked a resignation that his boss won’t endorse. Milan didn’t save SCAPAC sir, SCAPAC actually saved him. Had the abductions not taken place and naturally shifted his visibility from the struggle he may have been behind bars, perhaps, thanks to the Mbiandas and the Princes Harriets of this revolution. Milan wasn’t an asset to the struggle sir, he was indeed a liability, a fat one in that matter. It is rather shameful that men like you who should be calling things as they should be in your old age sit around playing clans’ politics in a revolution. I will restate it here – Milan didn’t tell the cabinet what the Abuja meeting was all about. Well, actually I shouldn’t say so. I should rather say he told cabinet a lie about what the meeting was about. And what was the lie? Milan said the Abuja meeting was about certain refugee issues. What refugee issues? He didn’t tell us. It was in fact yours truly who added in the backdrop of media inquiries the angle that the refugee issues had to do with the approaching rainy season. I made up this to convince the inquisitive media as they kept on asking what the meeting was about. So yes, until today, neither Milan nor Sisiko has narrated to us, perhaps including Arrey Mbi, what Nera hotel was all about. If indeed Milan told us as you claim what Nera was all about, why did he refuse to talk to investigators of the deed on account of some “SENSITIVE INFORMATION” he didn’t want to disclose? What was so bad appearing before the investigators to tell them in confidence what he knew?
But this isn’t the only pointer that glaringly informs us that the true story is still out there. I happened to have received a copy of a 2:1/2 page handwritten letter smuggled out of SED a few months after they were transferred from Nigeria to Yaoundé, written by comrade Shufai Berinyuy. It was the first piece of information that helped the IG know exactly where the 10 were being held in Yaoundé. In the handwritten note, Shufai advanced quite a different reason for the Abuja meeting. He said the meeting was a new year come-together for those of them members of cabinet living in Nigeria. He added indeed that he was in a swimsuit, swimming in the hotel’s pool when the abductors showed up. He mentioned nothing sir, about the refugee meeting and this is in total contradiction of Milan’s own narrative. I have also had time to speak to some other members of the 12, including Dr. Ojong Okongho. You will be surprised that they, including Tassang Wilfred, left their bases for this meeting without knowing exactly what it was about. The point here is that nobody should be fooled that Abuja meeting was about some refugee issues. It was not. I will continue to hold Milan until he discloses to Ambazonia what the ‘sensitive’ information was that he will not meet investigators for fear of revealing it. If Arrey Mbi is a straight shooter, I’m challenging him to join me in demanding that Milan tells all of us what that sensitive information was about.
Arrey Mbi in an attempt at character assassination also states that I went against Milan’s suggestion to announce on January 6th that the Nera 10 had been rushed to Yaoundé. Mr. Mbi, I’m desperate to revisit that record, sir. You must be having it somewhere. Please, when you are sober, try to get me a copy. So, you really want Ambazonia to believe that after announcing that Sisiko and others had been rushed to Yaoundé, I then took off for Nigeria in such of them a few days after? See how foolish and awkward your fabrication sounds? This does one thing though – it exposes your moral nakedness? Sir, again, I ask what was I doing in Nigeria if indeed I announced that Yaoundé had smuggled them out? Your concoction doesn’t add up right?
One thing is sure sir. You come across as a very tribalistic old man. Just for the fact that the ‘Clan’ isn’t in charge, you try to robe Sako in all the mud that you can find. Did you say Sako and Anu began to sponsor activists to blackmail Milan? I don’t recall any activists who have died in the course of this struggle. Can you defend your honor (if you still have one) by naming the activists we bribed to blackmail not just Milan but any leader in that matter? Have you forgotten sir, that for three months after the abductions, that Sako was a mere Under Secretary and was in no position or power to influence or dictate the direction of anything? For your education sir, for three months after the abductions, there wasn’t any talk of leadership change at cabinet because everyone was of the opinion that Nigeria could not dare hand them to La Republique.
I want to think that your problem isn’t quite Sako or Anu. Your problem is that you are a typical clansman so fixated on the idea of nobody but a member of the clan leading the struggle. To you, it is an entitlement. But because it is eluding you, you’re choosing to act like a Pharisee (far-to-see) and a Sadducee (sad-to-see). Manyu rallies and drafts over $100,000 and you are sad-to-see it, and from your distant, you say it was only $45,000. Arrey Mbi, sir, you have the right to hate and cast aspersions on Sako and Chris Anu, but at least, show some love to your own people who are paying for this struggle. That could still retain some respect for you in your old age. And until you put out another fabrication, I remain yours truly, Chris Anu.