Cameroon – Politics: English-speaking MPs of the SDF sign petition for federalism and condemning violence against lawyers

By dissociating themselves from their counterparts of the CPDM, they demand a return to federalism.

For some time now, English-speaking Cameroonian lawyers have been demanding, among other things, the creation of an English-speaking bar, the translation of the OHADA uniform act. Although the various strikes organized by these lawyers are at the peaceful base, they are severely repressed by the forces of law and order. These strikes that led to bloody clashes plunged the city of Bamenda into a hitherto unobserved uproar.

In the face of all these tragedies, a meeting was held on Tuesday, November 15 between English-speaking MPs of the CPDM and representatives of English-speaking lawyers from the Southwest and North-West. At the end of this conclave, the Anglophone MPs of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) also met to sign a petition aimed at disassociating themselves from the initiative of their CPDM counterparts who wanted to minimize the barbaric acts perpetrated on these men of law, one can read in the daily Le Messager of this Wednesday 23 November 2016.

In addition to this, the signatories of this petition require the Cameroonian Government, the arrest and translation before the courts of law enforcement officials, perpetrators of violence against lawyers, as well as the sanction of the administrative authorities involved , Reveals the newspaper.

On the other hand, English-speaking SDF members remain convinced that the return to federalism as practiced in 1961 is the only way to get the country out of the conflicts that are becoming more and more recurrent. In addition, for the English-speaking members of the SDF, the Common Law judicial sub-system and the Anglo-Saxon educational subsystem must be restored and implemented in the Northwest and South-West regions in order to maintain the bi- Culturality of Cameroon, underlines the newspaper.

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