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Thursday, February 13, 2020

CPDM demands cancellation of Adamawa elections in some parts

The outgoing deputies of the Democratic Rally of the Cameroonian People, including the billionaire Ali Bachir, seized the Constitutional Council so that the results of the poll are canceled in certain districts of the department.

The Rassemblement Démocratique du Peuple Camerounais (RDPC) is hard-pressed in the department of Vina, in the Adamawa region. The torch party accuses the National Union for Democracy and Progress (UNDP) of Bello Bouba Maïgari, of "corruption and fraud" and demands the cancellation of the poll in certain polling stations in the districts of Ngaoundéré 1st, 2nd and 3rd, as well as Nyambaka. 

A request from the outgoing CPDM deputies, Zoubaïnatou Salihou épse Mohamadou Bassirou, Koulagna Abdou and Hamadou Ali Bachir, was filed this Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in the Constitutional Council, and in which they are spreading a string of complaints formulated against the UNDP , obviously well on its way to supplant the CPDM in the Vina in the legislative elections. 

They accuse Bello Bouba's party of not having respected the deadline for the closing of the electoral campaign. “This party did not believe it should stop like the competing parties like the CPDM, its electoral campaign on Saturday February 8 at midnight. Indeed, this political party continued its campaign until 2:30 am, thus upsetting the balance due to the egalitarian treatment of the candidates, ”read the request.

On allegations of corruption, former graduates of the ruling party understand that the UNDP has excelled in "buying the conscience of voters", against "financial retribution". These practices, which they denounce with exhibits which they say they hold to support their accusations, were conspicuously taking place in front of the polling stations. They also regret that these scenes took place in the presence of the police, whom they accuse of accomplices of these unorthodox acts. 

"As for fraud, it was profusely expressed by unfair maneuvers, tricks and multiple and multifaceted deceptions, used by UNDP agents," they say. 

It is important to specify that the proclamation of the results of legislative elections falls to the Constitutional Council within 20 days at the latest, after the end of the ballot. Also, the electoral law gives candidates who have noted irregularities during the process, to seize the Council at the latest 72 hours after the close of the poll.