Cameroon’s elections body, ELECAM, has been urged to enhance transparency and citizens’ confidence in the outcome of Sunday, Octoober 7, Presidential polls.
The call was made by the United States Department Spokesperson, Heather Nauert,in a press statement issued on October 11.
In the statement, Nauert reiterates the United States neutrality with respect to Cameroonians’ right to choose their leader and calls for calm and the careful, non-partisan conclusion of the remaining phases of the vote tabulation process.
“We appeal to all Cameroonians to exercise patience and avoid hate speech.”
“We encourage Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) and the Constitutional Council to release results polling site by polling site to enhance transparency and citizens’ confidence in the outcome. Any disputes should be resolved peacefully and through established legal channels. The United States remains a committed partner on electoral, political, economic, and human rights reforms in Cameroon”, part of the statement read.