STATEMENT ON INTENT TO PURSUE SELF DETERMINATION
Today the coast political leadership has held a consultative meeting in which it has been resolved to initiate the process of self determination of the coastal peoples using all legal means, both local and international.
We wish to state that since independence, successive governments have marginalized and to date continue to marginalize and oppress our people. Therefore, such governments have no moral authority to govern us. It is no longer feasible for us as a people to continue in a country that does not recognize our aspirations as legitimate.
We therefore wish to announce the beginning of the consultative process towards secession of the Coast region.