Cameroon Common Law Lawyers have announced a continuation of their strike action and have reportedly boycotted court sessions in British Southern Cameroons. Cameroon Intelligence Report gathered that the decision by the lawyers to extend the boycott action was reached after the CPDM government attempted to treat the men of law with contempt by only accepting to translate the OHADA acts.
Local media reports from Bamenda, the chief city in the North West region say, the English-speaking lawyers are now seeking the support of traditional leaders of British Southern Cameroons to restore and protect the Common Law.
The English speaking lawyers have also appealed to trade unions, local elected officials, including MPs, senators and mayors of Southern Cameroons to abandon their duties in their electoral district until the Yaounde regime makes public a clear-cut decision on the existence of the Common Law in the Republic of Cameroon.
In a press statement issued last Saturday, the leadership of the Common Law Lawyers congratulated their colleagues on both sides of the political divide for honouring the strike action. The leaders observed that Anglophone lawyers should remain resolute, determined, firm, concentrated and do not lend themselves to any manipulation of the CPDM government.
At the time of filing this report, information filtered that an enlarged meeting will likely be convened by the lawyers for the next action to be taken if the Biya Francophone Beti-Ewondo regime continues to ignore their demands.
By Sama Ernest