By Christopher Ambe Shu
But unfortunately, the bill was adopted and enacted into law.
Following is Hon. Ayah‘s Declaration for the 2011 Presidential election:
“ Let it be known by all persons that this Sunday, the 12th day of December, 2010, HRH Hon Lord Justice AYAH Paul ABINE, Member of Parliament for Akwaya, born about 1950 at Ngali-Akwaya of Ayah Abine and Omar Ayah, made a formal declaration that he shall be a presidential candidate in the 2011 presidential election in the Republic of Cameroon.
Some persons have been quick to ask how possible this is in the face of the provision by the CPDM Constitution that the national chairperson of the party is automatically the presidential candidate of the party.
Much as the question is pertinent and logical, we may not lose sight of the declaration by the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the CPDM in the recent past that he has been instructed to prepare an imminent ordinary congress of the party. Seeking for an answer to the question now is seeking a solution for a problem that does not yet exist. When a national chairperson has been elected during the ordinary congress, the new situation will call for a consequential solution.
As of now, therefore, all options are on the table. In consequence of which Ayah Paul Abine alias Paul Ayah hereby declares his candidature as aforesaid. The declaration is dedicated to the youths and women of Cameroon in special, and to all Cameroonian patriots at home and abroad in general.
In witness whereof this declaration has issued under my hand at Buea, this 12th day of December, 2010
God bless Cameroon!
A SERVANT OF ALL THE PEOPLE OF CAMEROON”