Cameroon’s Prime Minister and North West Regional Coordinator of the CPDM, Philemon Yunji Yang, has voted at a polling station at Up Station Bamenda, despite protest from the opposition parties.
Opposition parties especially the Social Democratic Front(SDF) had urged the elections management body Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) to stop the PM from voting in the city.
The opposition had challenged the PM to vote in his native Oku Sub-division. Yet recurrent separatists’ attacks resulting in military raids have made the area unsuitable for any peaceful elections.
In a brief statement to reporters after voting in Bamenda, Yang said: “I have performed my civic duty as a candidate and I urge every Cameroonian to do same.”
However, it is emerging that because of the security situation in his native Oku, the Prime Minister applied to ELECAM, requesting the elections management body to grant him permission to vote in the North West Regional capital, Bamenda, an application that was duly granted by ELECAM.