Common Law Lawyers from Southern Cameroons had this week expressed dismay towards Biya’s lukewarm attitude in an open communique addressed to the President of the Republic on the 6th of October 2016 in Bamenda. They expressed their grievances towards government non-reaction to the resolutions and declarations of 9th May 2015 in Bamenda and 13th February 2016 in Buea which they submitted to the government. Triggered by the government’s lukewarm attitudes towards their plight, the Common Law Lawyers decided to have a sit-down strike from Tuesday 11th October to Friday 14th October 2014. They also called on Cameroon Bar Association to support them in this venture
The strike action which is going smoothly as planned is rumoured to be extended to next week as Biya is yet to respond. There has been some firestorm between Cameroon Bar Association and the Common Law Lawyers as the Bar association seemed to have distant itself from the Common Law Lawyers. This made the Representative of the Cameroon Bar President in the North West Region, Barrister Bobga to resign as the Bar Representative in the North West Region.
Southern Cameroonians have been so supportive of the lawyers. It is feared the lawyers might break away from the Cameroon Bar.
The Ambazonia Governing Council led by Dr. Ayaba Cho Lucas has sent a rallying message to all Ambazonians to stand by the lawyers. Listen