Southern Cameroon lawyers have said that Barrister Ngnié Kamga of La Republique du Cameroun does not have the authority to conclude a story whose beginning he does not know. In a statement issued over the weekend, Joseph Ngnié kamga, the so-called chairman of the Bar Council, announced the end of the strike by his Southern Cameroon colleagues and the resumption of activities on May 02, 2017.
Barrister Joseph Kamga observed that he made the decision following an extraordinary sessions of the Council of the Bar Association of Cameroon held in Buea and Bamenda on Saturday, March 18 and 25, 2017, respectively.
The CPDM orchestrated communiqué said that the President of the Bar Association was committed to pursuing negotiations with the government for the effective satisfaction of the demands expressed by his Anglophone colleagues and for the release of Southern Cameroon lawyers currently detained and on trial in Yaounde.
In reaction Common Law lawyers have rejected the call to end the strike as revealed by Barrister Ngnié Kamga. In a document signed by Eyambe Elias Ebai, president of the Meme Lawyers Association and Harmony Bobga, a key advocate for the Northwest lawyers, the Anglophone lawyers noted that the president of the Cameroon Bar Association has no competence to end a strike of which he is not the initiator. The Cameroon Common Lawyers further declared that the strike action shall continue indefinitely.
By Rita Akana