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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

This is what will happen to Maurice Kamto for claiming victory

"Outlaws", "Insolence", ... The camp of President Biya has spared the concepts to respond to Maurice Kamto who had just declared the winner of the presidential election of October 7. Replicas with the relent of threat.

"I received a mission to shoot the penalty, I pulled it and I scored it. I have received from the people a clear mandate that I intend to defend to the end, "thus, this afternoon, Maurice Kamto was speaking at a press conference.

So it's clear. The president of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon (MRC) is convinced of his victory in this presidential election. So much he received one day before the vote the support of another strongweight candidate, Akere Muna, who had retired from the race in his favor.

And the lawyer and former minister delegate to the justice even promised to ensure the protection of the head of the State, once in the magistrature. "I assure President Paul Biya and his family all the guarantees of security, immunity and respect due to his status and the rank of his family," Kamto said.

But, as soon as news organizations had just begun broadcasting the announcement, President Biya's camp had made a very scathing reply. Gregory Owona, Minister of Labor and Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Rally for the Cameroonian People (ruling CPDM), for example, accuses Kamto of having "insolently invited President Paul Biya to organize the handover! ".

For the Minister of Communication, Maurice Kamto is an outlaw. "Mr. Kamto is obviously an outlaw," said Issa Tchiroma Bakary. And to add: "Whoever gets in the way (of the national institutions) will naturally meet the rigor of the law, because the force belongs to the law".

The constitutional council alone empowered to proclaim the results

A way probably to recall the precept issued last Friday by Paul Atanga-Nji, Minister of Territorial Administration (interior), which had stated that "any form of challenge to the verdict of ballot boxes outside the legal channels would not be tolerated ".

In Cameroon, only the Constitutional Council, composed of relatives of President Biya, is authorized to proclaim results, no later than two weeks after the election.

From then on, Paul's diet will stop at this simple media replica? Will he go further?And how will Kamto's camp react to measures like arrest? And the consequences on the national unity already strongly "started", according to observers by the anglophone crisis?

Difficult to answer exactly. However, we are not too far from Gabonese scenarios when the country of Omar Bongo experienced a wave of violence and arrests in August 2016 after the main opposition candidate declared himself the winner of the presidential election. won by Ali Bongo Ondimba.