15, May 2017
The Secretary General of the Popular Action Party, PAP, Akoson Raymond has announced the party’s decision to boycott the May 20 celebration in Cameroon.
In a release signed by the Scribe, PAP explained that the events from October 2016 portrayed a lack of unity between the two peoples that make up Cameroon. PAP pointed out that the continuous detention of Anglophones arrested during the heart of the crisis and the failure by the Yaoundé regime to open constructive political dialogue as recommended by International bodies like AU, UN,UK and the US prompted its leadership to adopt the boycott strategy.
Lord Justice Ayah Paul Abine’ s secretary general in his release, reiterated that it will join other Southern Cameroon groups to observe ghost town on May 20 and that PAP members and sympathizers will dress in black attires in memory of all those who have died during the crisis.
The leader of PAP, Lord Justice Ayah Paul Abine is one of the prominent Southern Cameroonians arrested during the crisis and the SG revealed that the decision to boycott the parade came after intensive consultation with the Advocate General of the Supreme Court.
PAP now joins SDF, CPP, PADDEC to boycott the May 20 Parade in Cameroon. Cameroon Renaissance Movement of Maurice Kamto has also announce a boycott if security measures are not beefed up in the two regions.
Source: Cameroon Info.Net