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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Exclusive: Maurice Kamto wins with a short head [Cameroonvoice]

After checks from various sources that lasted about eight hours clock, Cameroonvoice is able to reveal that the candidate Maurice Kamto is the winner of the presidential election of October 7.

Our sleuths, in contact with many civil society organizations and representatives of the parties whose candidates were in competition, we were able to raise roughly the following figures from the 24,578 polling stations whose minutes were able to be communicated through many channels, including the Whatsapp application which has the advantage of instantly producing information in pictures, so difficult to alter except in cases of assembly that require time - so virtually impossible between the end of counting Sunday between 20 hours and 21 hours and the beginning of the day of Monday -.

We note that on the 6.617. 854 regularly registered voters, 4,657,184 actually exercised their voting rights, a participation rate of 70.37%.

The results of 410 offices have not reached us, but it should be noted that at least 4 / 5ths of these offices are in English-speaking areas where the vote has hardly taken place because of clashes between the separatists of the Ambazonia and the Cameroonian Defense and Security Forces. From reliable sources, barely 5,000 people voted in all of these two regions, which still have some 7 million inhabitants and about one million registered voters, and Sunday's voters were made up of soldiers, gendarmes and police officers, as well as some officials.

At the end, the results revealed by the minutes are as follows, in absolute and relative values:

1- Maurice Kamto: 1,847,504 votes, or 39.63%

2- Paul Biya: 1,780,441 votes, ie 38.24%

3- Cabral Libii: 641,437 votes, ie 21.28%

4- Joshua Osih: 45,516 votes, or 1.51%

5- Adamou Ndam Njoya: 27,731 votes, or 0,92%

6- Garga haman Adji: 21,703 votes, or 0.72%

7- Franklin Afanwi ndifor: 18,886 votes, or 0.6%

8- Serge Espoir Matomba: 16,277 votes, or 0.54%

9- Akere Muna: 904 votes, or 0.09%

With regard to Akere Muna, we can assume that his very low score is due to the fact that although his votes were kept at the polls by Elecam despite his withdrawal for the benefit of Maurice Kamto, the vast majority of voters were able to thwart the maneuver to oppose the other candidates while he was no longer in the race.

A mixed victory of Kamto, but that hurts the other side

The provisional results of the vote pending the final proclamation which are the sole jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court according to the electoral law and the Constitution of Cameroon.

In the light of the foregoing, and waiting for the Constitutional Council to proclaim credible results in the interest of peace, it is clear and clear that Maurice Kamto won the elections on 7 October, beating only a short time. head the outgoing president who makes a score here more than honorable, if we report the strong will expressed by Cameroonians to see him finally retire after 36 years of power, preceded by twenty years in the senior administration Cameroonian (Director of Cabinet of the Minister of National Education, Director of the Civil Cabinet of President Ahmadou Ahidjo, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic and Prime Minister).

It is understandable, given the above results, which do not necessarily please the supporters of the status quo who still hold the reins of power, that the day of Monday, October 8 was marked by a strange movement of security deployment around the headquarters of Maurice Kamto's Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon (MRC) party, which intended to reveal the results of Sunday's election already within its reach, as well as that of most of its opponents, the main candidate of which is Rdpc in power for a few more days. The police and gendarmes who invaded the party's headquarters were trying to prevent his leader from anticipating the electoral coup that the supporters of the outgoing president are preparing, convinced that they will still be able to use the defense and security forces, as well as only law-through justice-to confiscate the power of which they have made their personal property. Political activists invited to the press conference were even beaten by police for pointing out the futility of the ostentatious and pervasive presence of the latter at a meeting held in a private setting .

The reasons for a victory

One wonders how the victory camp of change incarnated by Maurice Kamto was possible while the regime did everything to prevent it, including by tacitly returning to Kamto-thanks to the strategy of divide and conquer - the other candidates, to the point of even succeeding in preventing a coalition of candidates supposedly anchored in the camp of change around a strong candidacy.

The reason, as revealed by our investigations, is simple: Maurice Kamto and his allies who have been working for six years to make Cameroonians realize the vow of change they have been nurturing since the early 1990s, have made all the arrangements so that the results do not escape the camp of the change this time.

But besides the work of Kamto, many organizations of the civil society, also anxious to see achieve alternation at the head of the state, although not working specifically for a candidate of the opposition, have put their for, when the time comes, to be in possession of the results of the election, polling station after polling station. The complicity of the agents of an administration infiltrated by the activists of the "hunting" (during Cameroon of the movement "Citizen Broom" at the origin of the precipitate departure and in catastrophe of the power of Blaise Compaoré in Burkina Faso) and of which many were named at the head of the polling centers and polling stations, as well as in the communal committees for the counting of votes in order to facilitate the tripping of the ballot and the results in favor of the outgoing president, when they were in fact also acquired alternation, also served.

The ultimate - if we can say so - of this strategy of peaceful conquest of power will remain the use of the electronic tool that is the latest generation phone called "Androïd". It must be said that, because of the ravages that would have been caused by the intrusion of this element into electoral practice, the electoral management and supervision body, ELECAM, had initially attempted to prohibit its wearing in the offices. vote, before retracting under pressure from opposition leaders, the first of whom was SDF deputy Jean-Michel Nitcheu.

The mobile phone has thus played a decisive role in securing the voting results in almost every office, so that the Cameroonians, already in possession of the results since the night of Sunday, no longer feel engaged by the results that will proclaim the Constitutional Court if they are, in a considerable way, contrary to those in their possession.