It should be noted that Hon Wirba Joseph called for this rally in Kumbo to speak to the people. A day before the rally, he posted on his facebook page as follows;
THE COLONIAL DOs for BUI V/S HONORABLE WIRBA
The suppressive colonial DOs have sprung into action again!
The Colonial DO for Kumbo Central, Mr Kamto Francis called me a while ago and said the SDO had instructed him that our meeting to restitute parliamentary proceedings to the people of Bui cannot hold.
My reply to the DO is simple and straight forward…
“Mr DO, I am the Parliamentarian of the nation, (except you have excluded West Cameroon from that nation) and the meeting I informed you l will hold with the people of Bui, built for Saturday the 14th of January 2017 will go ahead as scheduled. It will go ahead Mr DO because your decision to stop it is part of this brutal government’s policy to oppress our people, keep them in fear in order to weaken them and continue treating them like slaves. As I promised from the National Assembly, WE WILL RESIST YOUR BRUTAL OPPRESSION! It is my duty and the duty of the people of West Cameroon, to stand up and resist your brutal oppression. We will be in Kumbo tomorrow in our thousands, in peaceful assembly, with green leaves in our hands. If your intention, as usual is to kill us tomorrow, Mr DO, kill me,Joe Wirba, and set my people free!!!!!!!”