Cameroon : armed forces promise peaceful presidential elections

Cameroon army chief (center), General Rene Claude Meka. Photo: Camer

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – The Cameroonian army told observer missions on Thursday that it has taken necessary security measures to ensure the presidential poll on Sunday unfolds without hitches in the restive English-speaking regions of Southwest and Northwest.

“The army will provide security for accredited election observers. We will accompany them to the regions to ensure their security,” Col. Ze Onguene told a briefing for national and international election observers three days before the balloting.

However, he warned that armed separatist forces are determined to disrupt voting in the regions.
“After the failure of ‘Ambazonia’ independence, they are now determined to stop election from taking place in the regions, Onguene said.

According to the Cameroonian electoral body, Elections Cameroon (Elecam), six diplomatic missions and 11 international organisations have been accredited to observe the presidential poll in the country.

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