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Constitutional Council rejects SDF’s post Senatorial petitions

Cameroon's constitutional council has rejected the SDF's petition which called for annulment of the senatorial election in the South West…

Cameroon’s constitutional council has rejected the SDF’s petition which called for annulment of the senatorial election in the South West Region.

It would be recalled that, Njenje Valentin Kleber, elector and the Social Democratic Front, SDF,  Representative in the Regional Supervisory Commission in the South West Region, had filed a petition, calling for the cancellation of senatorial election results in Lebialem, Kupe- Muanenguba and the entire South West Region.

Njenje argued that no election took place in Bangem, the headquarters of the Kupe-Muanenguba Division “as terror and horror gripped the locality as there was sustained exchange of gunfire coupled with live bullets between unidentified assailants and the forces of law and order, causing all civilians to flee for safety.”

According to Njenje, just 27 out of the 93 electors cast their votes in Lebialem while the polling station was shut down at 4:30 pm in violation of the provisions of the Electoral Code and the presidential decree summoning the electorate.

The Council however said Njenje who is a municipal Councillor does not qualify to file a petition as stipulated by law.

According to the Constitutional Council, a petitioner must be: -a candidate, belong to a political party and be a state official.

The CDU petition was equally rejected.

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