When unwarranted arrests and illegal detentions lead to prolonged trials without due process of the law, do the MPS expect life in their constituencies to be just normal as usual?
If Dr. Balla and co. where not bold enough to come up with this golden idea demanding the creation of a common law bench (CLB) in the Supreme Court, government would today not table a bill and MPS will today not be sitting to examine the bill to create such a CLB in the Supreme Court!
What bits everyone's imagination, Honorable Members of Parliament, is that; if Dr. Balla''s call for CLB receives such high acclamation and attention by the Executive and Legistative arms of Government, why then twist the arm of the Judiciary for a Kangarou Court to be trying noble and innovative men like Dr. Balla and co who only deserve nothing less than the country's appreciation and decorations with gold medals for their courage and determination to see their country move forward?
In the higest interest of peace, therefore, we encourage MPS, to halt these trials and demand the immidetate and unconditional release of Dr. Balla and all other detainees connected with this matter.
I'm afraid that if MPS fail to listen and continue to examine this bill, it could lead to serious provocation and a sense of injustice on the minds of fellow Southern Cameroonians who are reminded about how such bill came about.
And ghost towns will be decreed throughout Southern Cameroons because when injustice becomes law rebellion becomes a moral and legal responsibility.
Honorable PMS, while we hope that you will do your best, all ears and eyes will be shifted to the Supreme Court in Yaounde tomorrow with only one outcome expected - discharge and acquitted from all charges! Otherwise, life will not be normal as usual because families are really hurting.
I'm routing for peace and dialogue while the struggle continues until a solution is sought one way or the other!