Sunday, January 26, 2020

Elections 2020: Patricia Njoya kicks against military presence

"When the Minister of Defense informs us that the military will provide security during the elections, we do not think it is correct".. Patricia Ndam


The Union of the Populations of Cameroon (UDC), the party of Adamou Ndam Njoya, criticizes the security measures announced by the government in the context of the legislative and municipal elections of February 9, 2020.

The Minister of Defense and the Chief of the Defense Staff recently announced military reinforcements in the North-West and South-West regions to secure the double ballot. 

"When the Minister of Defense informs us that the military will provide security during the elections, we do not think it is correct, that it is serious because nowhere in the world can we go to elections with the military who are decided on the way, "said Patricia Ndam Njoya, deputy of this party, after a press conference on January 18, 2020 in Douala. 

The elected official also denounces the presence of certain polling stations in military camps and traditional chiefdoms.

“We have seen in some constituencies that traditional chiefdoms continue to house the polling stations, as well as some barracks. And when we asked to respect the law, they just moved these polling stations a few meters; which is not reassuring at all ”, criticizes the Honorable Ndam Njoya. 

Despite these grievances, the party decided to go to the elections. The UDC believes that the reforms awaited by Cameroonians, in particular on the social level and at the level of the Electoral Code, can only take place if the voters go massively to the polls and they vote against the RDPC, the presidential party.


Source: Cameroon-Info.Net