After declaring himself winner of the October 7 Presidential election, Professor Maruice Kamto, flag bearer of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) party to Sunday’s poll has promised to rebuild villages which have been razed in the North West and South West Regions by security forces and compensate victims of the Anglophone Crisis.
“To my brothers and sisters in the North West and South West, I am coming for you… the sun will rise again… I am committed to rebuilding burnt down villages and compensate victims of the Anglophone Crisis.”
The onetime Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Justice in Biya’s Government was speaking at a press briefing at the CRM party’s campaign headquarters in Yaoundé, Monday, October 8, 2018.
Addressing scores of journalists, Kamto said, “the goal he was mandate to score has been scored.” He urged the people to defend their votes while promising to defend the mandate which the people of Cameroon have entrusted into his hands.
The university don turned politician urged the authorities in place, the entire administration and the military to remain responsible in the discharge of their duties.
He said, the outcome of what he claimed is his victory is thanks to the support of a ‘winning coalition’ and the confidence Cameroonians have in him.
The onetime Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Justice in Biya’s Government said, he will guarantee the immunity of the incumbent and his family.
This afternoon’s press outing had initially been programmed for 10: AM today. Yet delays crept in with anxiety across the board as security forces were spotted around the meeting venue.
Kamto finally entered the hall a few minutes beyond 3:00 PM after journalists had waited for hours. Information had gone wild in the morning that the CMRC Presidential leader had been placed under house arrest.
Despite claiming victory, Kamto pledged to respect the laws of the land and work for the growth of Cameroon. Today’s outing comes last than 24 hours after Territorial Administration Minister, Paul Atanga Nji, granted a press conference, warning candidates to wait for results of yesterday’s poll from the Constitutional Council.
According to the country’s Electoral Code, the Constitutional Council has up to 15 days from the day of voting to proclaim the results.