Presidential Election 2018: ELECAM meets candidates for elections

The nine candidates running for the 7th October 2018 Presidential Election are meeting ELECAM officials for a working session this Friday, 7th September 2018.

The meeting is a follow-up to the 7th National Consultation Forum between Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) and stakeholders of the Electoral process.

The encounter that took place in Yaounde ended with the adoption of a code of conduct to be respected by all during the electoral process.

After hours of discussions some stakeholders identified issues that need a restricted forum.

The meeting with the nine is therefore a follow-up to that which was held yesterday.

The President of the Electoral Board of ELECAM, Enow Abrams Egbe stated.

“The dialogue should, on the eve of the election of the president of the Republic, enable us agree on a free, transparent and credible election, whose results would be accepted by all”

The forum in Yaoundé is a follow up to four different consultations with stakeholders at regional level.

One participation of the meeting Barrister Tsapy Joseph, SDF questioned the presence of G20, a movement which is not partaking in the election and which is known to openly support the candidacy of President Paul Biya.

They recommended that only the nine candidates or their representatives be allowed to sit in the meeting.

Senator Nkemende Henry accused ELECAM of not clearly stating measures put in place to protect voters in the North West and South West regions.

He added that the Electoral code does not identify voting centres as a place to vote reason why the election need to be postponed till a solution must have been found to the problems raised by the anglophones.

The President of the Electoral Board of ELECAM,
said the creation of polling centres is legally binding going by the internal rules.

He also said the administration has guaranteed security in the zones were the centre will be placed.

Discussions will continue untill the nine and ELECAM reach a consensus on the different issues raised.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

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