Senatorial Elections : why Elecam rejected five lists

The Electoral council of Elections Cameroon rejected the lists for two political parties in five regions for incomplete files amongst other reasons. The Parties include:

  • Adamawa – UPC
  • East – SDF
  • Far North – SDF
  • North – UPC
  • South West – UPC

The reasons for the rejection include:

  • Incomplete list of alternate candidates;
  • Absence of signature on the declarations on honour of the candidates;
  • Absence of the certificate of non-conviction (Bulletin No.3) for some candidates;
  • Two (2) birth certificates for same candidate;
  • Absence of the certificate of payment of deposit for all the candidates;
  • Nomination papers legalised without signatures;
  • Absence of originals of the payment of deposit;
  • Absence of a copy of the birth certificate;
  • Incomplete nomination papers for the alternate candidates
  • Absence of nomination papers for all the alternate candidates;
  • Absence of the tax certificate;

Lists retained

The chairman of the electoral board explained that, thirty six lists were retained out of the 42 received consequently the parties that have been retained to compete nationwide for the 25th March 2018 senatorial elections include:

Adamawa Region: 3 parties

  • CPDM
  • SDF
  • UNDP

Centre Region: 3 parties

  • CPDM
  • NUDP
  • UPC

East Region: 2 parties

  • CPDM
  • UNDP

Far North Region: 3 parties

  • ANDP
  • CPDM
  • NUDP

Littoral Region: 6 parties

  • ANDP
  • CPDM
  • SDF
  • UDC
  • UNDP
  • UPC

North Region: 3 parties

  • FSNC
  • CPDM
  • NUDP

North West Region: 4 parties

  • CPDM
  • SDF
  • UDP
  • NUDP

South Region: 3 parties

  • ANDP
  • CPDM
  • NUDP

South West Region: 4 parties

  • ANDP
  • CPDM
  • SDF
  • NUDP

West region: 5 parties

  • CPDM
  • SDF
  • CDU
  • UMS
  • UNDP

Following the publication, political parties have two days to appeal the verdict of the electoral board of Elections Cameroon.

In the meantime, elections are expected to take place on 25th March 2018. Political parties are expected to begin campaigning two weeks before elections as stipulated by the law.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

Journalist, Online Reporter, News Presenter, Programme Anchor, Peace Advocate, Geo-strategist,

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