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Electors plunge into confusion as ELECAM thwarts Kamto-Akere coalition

There is total confusion in polling stations across Cameroon after electors and militants of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement(CRM) have discovered that the ballot papers of Akere Muna are still in the polling stations, after the PFD.

Presidential candidate withdrew from the Presidential race and threw his weight behind Prof Maurice Kamto of the CRM.

However, the General Manager of Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) Erik Essousse, has said ELECAM cannot withdraw the ballot papers of Barrister Akere Muna of the Now Movement from the polling stations as requested by the PFD candidate.

According to a communiqué signed in the nation’s political capital, Yaoundé on Saturday, September 6, 2018, Erik Essousse reiterated that no provision of Cameroon’s Electoral Code allows a candidate to back out of the Presidential race, 24 hours to polling day.

He added that the ballot papers of Barrister Akere Muna will be among the other eight candidates in all polling stations in the country and voters are have the rights to choose which ever candidate to vote for.

This move is currently causing confusion between Akere’s supporters and those of Kamto as they don’t know whether to vote for their initial Presidential candidate or his coalition counterpart.

It should be noted the request made by Barrister Akere Muna for his ballot paper to be withdrawn by ELECAM, comes barely few hours after he decided to backed out of the Presidential race in support of Professor Maurice Kamto.

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