Social Democratic Front(SDF) candidate to today’s Presidential election, Joshua Osih Nambangi, voted in the early hours of Sunday, October 7, lamenting over the inability of thousands of potential voters in the trouble-hit North West and South Regions to perform their civic duty.
Candidate Osih also regretted the disrespect of the Electoral Code, indicating that the Prime Minister and Head of Government, Philemon Yang, was not supposed to vote in Bamenda.
Facing journalists after casting his vote at the Lycee De Joss in Douala, candidate Osih said, information received early Sunday indicate that Cameroonians in the two English-speaking Regions have been blocked from performing their civic right. He however did not say who is blocking the potential voters to turn out massively and perform their civic duty.
The SDF candidate told reporters that, they got information in the early hours of the day indicating that, Yang had performed his civic duty in Bamenda against opposition protest.
The Member of Parliament cum Presidential hopeful voted at the Lycee Joss polling station in Douala. At least 3000 potential voters are expected to vote in the same area.
The leading opposition party candidate asserted that, this year’s election is beyond any particular person. He sees it as an opportunity for Cameroonians to use the ballot box and bring change.
Early gun battles in some towns in the Anglophone regions this Sunday is what many fear would worsen voter turnout at polling stations. The SDF goes to the polls with its strong following in the two English speaking Regions trapped in insecurity. Candidate Osih himself failed to stage any campaign rally in the troubled regions.