Voting as timidly commence in the deserted Regional capital of the South West Region of Cameron.
By 8:30 am, building hosting polling stations in Buea were opened, ELECAM officials were present but the electorates were absent. The National Times visited the polling stations of the Buea Court of Appeal, Parliamentary Flat, G.S Malingo, St Therese N/P School Molyko and Molyko Police station but no voter was seen there.
At the Court of Appeal, Parliamentary Flat and Police Molyko, ELECAM officials could be spotted waiting for the first ballot to be cast.
Meanwhile at G.S Malingo, ST Therese N/P School Molyko neither voters nor ELECAM officials could be seen around the premises when this reporter visited at about 8:45.
The Governor of the South West Region is expected to vote at the Buea Court of Appeal before midday.
The National Times team was prevented from taken pictures by the security forces around the voting premises.
Meanwhile the entire streets of Buea are deserted as no one could be seen around. Circulations have been paralyzed since Sunday, September 30, 2018, and since then the denizens have all remained indoors.
Gunshots have been renting the air in neighbourhoods like Mile 18, Bomaka, Mile 17 and Mile 16.