Should the votes of those in NW/SW be ignored? See what Mr Atanga Nji said..
Written by Boris Ndicho on 6 October 2018
The moment of truth is almost near as Cameroonians are arming themselves to visit electoral polls tomorrow the 7th of October 2018 and decide who will lead Cameroon for another 7 years. Report says on the 5th of October 2018 in Yaounde during a Campaign speech by Eric Kingue of the RMC Party of Maurice Kamto out rightly stated that his candidate Kamto will be the winner of the 2018 presidential elections. This his statement was seen by some members of the government as being manipulative and goes against the the law governing the state of Cameroon. As minister Atanga Nji replied him accordingly.
“It is abominable that the campaign director of one of the presidential candidates, Paul Eric, has declared here in Yaounde that his candidate was the winner of an election that has not even taken place yet. He even decided to declare the violence if the results did not match his aspirations. Such statements are manipulative and go largely against the law. I think Cameroon is a state with laws.
MINAT also cited another statement by the MRC campaign leader, which he described as “radical”.
According to him, Paul Eric Kingue said that the votes of the North West and South West regions would not be considered given the crisis that is shaking these regions. He further elaborated that these words only separate these two regions from the rest of the country. He assured Cameroonians that all the necessary security measures had been put in place to ensure compliance with all electoral principles.
At the same time, the spokesman of the Minister of Communication and Government, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, said during this communication that some political actors associated with foreign interests have set up groups of agitators to plan disturbances. violent, in case the results of the election would not be favorable to them.
Some information gathered from reliable sources reveals that some political actors associated with foreign interests have set up groups of agitators to plan violent disturbances, in case the results of the elections would not be favorable to them.
He added that the government has taken all appropriate measures to prevent any act likely to lead to violence and to create a climate of disorder in all parts of the national territory.
“Those who are apparently preparing to provoke such disturbances must be prepared to assume full responsibility for their consequences and to report to the competent institutions of the Republic. They should also know that whoever wants to govern Cameroon should first and foremost respect its institutions and laws. That is why, in attempting to organize chaos, they could end up being bitterly surprised, because Cameroonians of all stripes will dissociate themselves from these maneuvers of manipulation and destabilization of our beloved country.
The plurality that characterizes the presidential election of October 7, 2018 is a proof – if it was still necessary – of the great maturity and vitality of our democracy, which we must preserve at all times, “said Tchiroma.
Source : Cameroon daily journal