The Popular Action Party (PAP) has issued a communiqué concerning the release of its president, retired Lord Justice Ayah Paul Abine. According to the statement, PAP has filed a complaint with the African Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms against the State of Cameroon, because of the “arbitrary and abusive detention” of its President Ayah Paul Abine seen here with the Chairman of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, Dr Barrister Agbor Felix Nkongho. To this end, PAP is claiming the sum of 100 billion CFA francs in damages and interest, following what the party calls injustice.
In the press release, PAP also prescribed solutions that can help Cameroon out of the Anglophone crisis. The party proposes the release of all persons still imprisoned in connection with the crisis and to pay compensation to all families who have lost members ever since the revolution started some 11 months ago, as well as to anyone who has been abused by French Cameroun security agents in the crisis.
PAP further added that all Southern Cameroons political exiles must be allowed to return home, that the English-speaking regions be demilitarised, and that frank dialogue between the Anglophone leaders and the authorities in the presence of a third party as recommended by the UN should be held immediately.
As a reminder, the Popular Action party, which was named People’s Action Party before June 2016, was created by Lord Justice Paul Ayah Abine after his resignation from the ruling CPDM crime syndicate. The headquarters of this party is in Bomaka, Fako Division in the Southwest. In 2011, PAP presented its president as candidate for the presidential election. The latter came out 5th after having collected 61,158 votes.
By Sama Ernest
Cameroon Intelligence Report