By Sandrine Akeabeh
The Chief convener of the Anglophone General Conference, Cardinal Christian Tumi says federalism is a tenable system which can solve the Anglophone problem in Cameroon.
The influential leader, Archbishop Emeritus of Douala, made the declaration recently in Douala.
Known for his critical stance, Cardinal Tumi avowed that the current system promotes Anglophone marginalisation by the Francophone majority, noting that the change of status from a Federal Republic to the name former French Cameroon used to gain independence is proof of the subjugation of Anglophones.
He insisted that if Cameroon returns to its former federal status, the current socio-political stalemate in the country will be put to rest.
Many have tagged Cardinal Tumi as a partisan arbiter, given that the AGC is aimed at uniting Anglophones from all sides of the political spectrum.
Anglophone separatists have said separation is the only solution to the crisis, while government holds tight to a united nation, with decentralisation as its vehicle for a return to peace.