regime for speaking for the people of Southern Cameroons; while at the parliamentary session, the fearless MP seized the rostrum and addressed the house in the exact forceful manner as he did before taking refuge.
He could be seen in high spirits and looking even more hungry for a chance to vent out his furry at the treacherous House of Parliament and the dictatorial regime. Finally it came time for Wirba to take the stage. With no hesitation he took The House by storm again, telling them it is his duty to represent his people and he shouldn't be arrested for performing his duty to his people. In his heated argument with the Speaker of The House of Assembly, he made it clear to them he was ready to face the axe for his people and that if they want to arrest him they could proceed and do it. At which point the House Speaker could be heard asking him "why did u run"? He then responded by stating clearly that what's important is the fact he is here now. He could also be quoted stating his frustrations to the house of parliament by saying " I have been chased through the bushes for three months".
He spoke for quiet a while and maintained his stance as a representative of his people and he will represent their right to freedom even at the expense of the ultimate price of life. At the end he stepped outside to a Hero's reception from his fellow Southern Cameroonians amd a total blow up on social media as our fight for freedom has received much needed steam at a moment when we are in need of motivation and inspiration more than ever.
Wirba in his own words:
“Where else should we say these things? If we belong to the National Assembly then Mr. Speaker, you must hear me out. Mr. Speaker, you will hear me out. With all due respect Mr. Speaker, I have been chased through the bushes for the past three months. I cannot come here and you are discussing…
“Our children are out of school, our lawyers in jail and all that is happening in West Cameroon means nothing to you. Where is your standing order to suspend for us to discuss issues that have to do with the people of West Cameroon? You tell me because you don’t seem have an agenda for us…
“Mr. Speaker, I am now telling you that the person who ordered for my arrest… tell him I am here; he can come and take me out of this National Assembly and the people of West Cameroon will know that they don’t belong here…
“The representatives of the people have the power to say it as it is at any time. I mean, we come here and you shut us down… what should we do? I should have waited for them to bring my head to you. That’s what you would have wanted. I simply say NO!
Mr. Speaker, can you now on this floor, give us where this National Assembly can discuss the issues that have to do with the people of West Cameroon? Because it is more important than anything you have discussed in this Assembly from independence. Can you tell us? Because if we cannot to talk about these things here, where are we supposed to talk about them for God’s sake? “You keep humiliating us like this, every time, it is the same thing. Get to the church leaders, we are humiliated, get to the lawyers, we are humiliated. We come here to represent our people and you tell me that I cannot talk about my people then, you will need to shut my mouth with death.
Can I have the time when we will talk about the problems of our people? If you have no space here for that it means that the country completely excludes us from its programme and I do not want that to be. You are supposed to make sure that we come here and represent the people, talk about their problems so that you understand the problems.
“I am happy that I am coming here when the Minister of Territorial Administration is here and I am wondering because Mr. Minister I said here on the 2rd of December that the reign of terror over in West Cameroon is bringing down the country and nobody seems to listen and then I come here and we are told that we cannot talk on behalf of those people? It is the right of the MP to represent his people, Mr. Speaker.
“I am not bringing any disorder. If you let us talk on our problems, nobody will be wasting this time because I have a full file here to discuss about the problems of my people, so can you give me space to talk about it? If I don’t have it, then you are saying and with the order on my head that I should be arrested for representing my people. You are saying that the last remnants of anything we call democracy has died in this country. If an MP cannot talk, who else? And if an MP for the country is not safe, who else is safe in this country…?”