16 October 2018

Cameroon: Constitutional Council - Ruling On Post-Electoral Petitions Today

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President Paul Biya of Cameroon

The hearing on the 18 post-electoral petitions will begin at the Constitutional Council at 11:00 a.m. this October 16, 2018.

The October 7, 2018 electoral process will enter another decisive phase today, October 16, 2018 as the Constitutional Council will rule on the 18 post-electoral petitions submitted by three of the candidates in the election and two other political leaders.

The Secretary General of the Constitutional Council, Malegho Joseph Aseh in a press release signed on October 13, 2018 said the public hearing to rule on the post-electoral petitions will begin at 11 a.m. in the Hall of the Constitutional Council situated at the Yaounde Conference Centre.

Joshua Osih Nambangi, candidate of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) in his petition called for the total cancellation of the presidential poll arguing that it was marred by irregularities that could jeopardise national unity and the sincerity of the results. On his part, Maurice Kamto, candidate of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) called for the partial cancellation of the polling operation in the North West, South West, Adamawa, North, Far North, East and South Regions.

Cabral Libii Li Ngue Ngue of the UNIVERSE party in his petition called for the cancellation of the entire presidential election. Bertin Kisob, President of the Cameroon Party for Social Justice (CPSJ) whose nomination papers for the election were rejected by ELECAM filed 14 petitions. An independent aspirant who did not finally take part in the election, Gabanmidanha Rigobert Aminou on his part filed a petition calling for the cancellation and re-programming of the presidential election.

The candidates and political party leaders who filed the petitions at the Constitutional Council are anxiously looking forward to the public hearing today. Cameroon Tribune got interested in how the different complainants were preparing for defend their positions. In this issue of the newspaper, prepara tions at the different candidates campaign headquarters are presented.

There is also a report on preparations on incumbent President Paul Biya's campaign headquarters which is the Secretariat General of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) in Yaounde.

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