Ayah Paul Abine’s party is demanding FCFA 100billion in damages and interest, following the release of the retired magistrate and several others arrested in connection with the unrest in recent months in the English-speaking region.
The Popular Action Party(PAP) filed a complaint with the African Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms against the State of Cameroon demanding FCFA 100billion for the “arbitrary and abusive detention” of its President Ayah Paul Abine.
On the other hand, PAP has also prescribed solutions that “affect the real causes of the crisis in the English-speaking regions“, which could restore order if they were implemented. For this purpose, the party proposes to release all persons still imprisoned in connection with the crisis and to pay compensation to all families who have lost members in this crisis, as well as to anyone who has been abused by the government because of this crisis.
In their statement, the PAP adds that “all political exiles must be allowed to return to Cameroon, that English-speaking areas be demilitarized, and that frank dialogue be opened between the Anglophone leaders and the authorities in the presence of a third party as recommended by the UN “.
As a reminder, the Popular Action party, which was named People’s Action Party before June 2016, was created by Paul Ayah Abine after his resignation from the CPDM. The seat of this party is installed in the town of Bomaka in the Southwest. In 2011, the PAP presented its president as candidate for the presidential election. The latter came out 5th after having collected 61,158 votes, that is a percentage of 1,264%.