Documenting the journey of a Cameroonian filmmaker
Here lies Cameroon’s first Head of State El Hadj Ahmadou Ahidjo. Late president Ahmadou Ahidjo passed away November 30th 1989 in Dakar, Senegal.
Below is a comment left by a fellow Cameroonian:
…we Cameroonians need to make our country “the cradle of our Fathers, Holy shrine where in our midst they now repose”So aptly put. No lesson taught, no lesson learnt. Let anyone who has not sinned cast the first stone. Humans are not falliable. Ahidjo did what he did because he believed it was right. Was he right in some instances or wrong in others? Were his intentions pure in most instances or selfish in most? Could he have done better under the prevailling circumstances then or done worse?As Historians, politicians and political analysts try to make these questions their business to answer, they should remember that professional integrity demands that they put the INTEREST and UNITY of CAMEROON at the fore and their own career aggrandizement to the far rear. Even Geniuses do get it wrong sometimes. Who are we to play God with FORGIVENESS when we are, ourselves infallible? Dead Presidents don’t bite indeed but their ‘ghosts’ could hunt us if we don’t do the honourable and proper thing.Jerry Acho
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