Cameroon Common Law Lawyers have blatantly refused to call off their strike action initiated to push the state to yield to their demands which inter alia included the creation of an Anglophone Law School, the creation of a Common Law Bar Council and a return to the Federal system of 1961. Our chief intelligence officer in the nation’s capital Yaoundé has revealed that a frustrated Minister Laurent Esso avoided the 1961 federal structure item in his discussions with the veteran Anglophone lawyers who do not represent the much respected Cameroon Common Law Lawyers.
We understand Justice Minister, Laurent Esso will not be making an official pronouncement this evening as earlier planned despite the fact that there was a communiqué from his department attempting to cajole the lawyers and push them to resume court sessions. The situation has become more intractable as the lawyers are reportedly moving slowly but surely with the Anglophone teachers towards the creation of an enlarged trade union or a consortium of trade unions in British Southern Cameroons aimed at galvanizing the strike action and making it more biting. It is vital to include in this report that Laurent Esso has a history of treating Anglophone judges with contempt.
By Bernard Ngouche Ndim