Friday, August 24, 2018

YOU CAN NOT DECLARE WAR AND ASK THE OPPOSING PARTY TO UNILATERALLY LAY DOWN ARMS, SAYS PAUL AYAH ABINE

Paul Ayah Abime worries about the escalation of violence in the English-speaking region, just a few days before the start of the school year.


In a forum published on Thursday, August 23, the retired magistrate looks back on the crisis which, for almost two years, has weakened the South West and North West regions.

According to Paul Ayah Abine, former General Counsel, at the Supreme Court of Cameroon, the sine qua non of the effective reopening of schools remains the cessation of hostilities.

"How can schools work in these circumstances? "He wonders

Paul Ayah reports that most schools have been burned down and "razed to the ground" houses.

He believes that we can not advocate for a return to normal when "we continue to kill people without discrimination, including the most innocent".

"You can not declare war and ask the opposing party to unilaterally lay down arms," ​​he said.

In addition, the politician seems to maintain that it is necessary to initiate a process of dialogue including with the secessionists.

"The mere fact of formally declaring war against" terrorists / secessionists "is an implicit recognition that you have before you a force to be reckoned with," he says.

The magistrate argues that it is important that "standard methods of cessation of hostilities be followed by both sides"

Arrested in kidnapping mode in the evening of January 21, 2017 and released August 31 of the same year following a presidential decree, Ayah Paul Abine, has always advocated for the creation of a national committee of truth and reconciliation.