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Constitutional council to rule on SDF’s post-electoral petitions

Cameroon's Constitutional Council will in the coming days rule on SDF's petitions for the cancellation of polls in the South…

Cameroon’s Constitutional Council will in the coming days rule on SDF’s petitions for the cancellation of polls in the South West Region.

According to official reports, 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.

He equally stated that in the South West Region, electors were quarantined in hotels requisitioned by the administration under the guise of preserving their security in the face of the highly volatile climate sequel to the crisis in the North West and South West Regions in violation of their rights.

Meanwhile, the Cameroon Democratic Union (CDU), also petition the council to cancel election results in the Upper Plateau and Menoua Divisions of the West Region due to what they term electoral irregularities.

Cameroon’s constitutional council is expected to rule on these petitions as soon as possible given that it is expected to proclaim results of the election of senators within 15 days following the close of the poll.

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