Sunday, January 26, 2020

Elections 2020: the UPC re-states its ambitions

In a press release dated January 24, 2020, the Union of Populations of Cameroon (UPC) declares that despite the rejection of several of its lists by the Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court, its faction will participate in the double ballot of 9 February 2020.

The secretary general of the UPC, Pierre Baléguel Nkot, elected on October 8, 2017 after the last party congress, as well as his supporters are determined to take part in the legislative and municipal elections of February 9, despite the rejection from several of the lists by the Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court of Cameroon. 

It was the regional coordinator of this faction of the UPC in the Littoral region, who announced it via a press release dated January 24, 2019. According to the coordinator, this decision was taken during a session extraordinary of the political bureau extended to regional and departmental coordination, sections, proxies and head of lists. 

“At the end of this meeting, the Union of Populations of Cameroon (UPC) took a new decision, that of taking part in the legislative elections where the lists were accepted, namely: Wouri-Est and Sanaga-Maritime. To this end, following this new position of the Union of the Populations of Cameroon, activists and sympathizers are invited to respect this position of the party and to accompany the UPC lists in these elections ”, can be read in the said press release.

Has the UPC turned its jacket over? 

A decision considered as an admission of failure on the part of the UPC. Pierre Baléguel Nkot announced indeed, the day after the rejection of his party lists by the administrative courts during the pre-electoral dispute that his political party "renounces to participate in the double ballot of February 09, 2020 unless to be restored, as soon as possible , all the lists invested by the legitimate and legal management elected at the congress of 06, 07 and 08 October 2017 ”. Finally, Pierre Baléguel Nkot and his supporters chose to go to the polls.


Source: actucameroun.com