Cameron’s electoral body assures security of elections following threats

YAOUNDE, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) — Cameroon’s electoral body Elections Cameroon (Elecam) on Wednesday reassured of increased security following threats by armed separatists to disrupt maiden regional elections in the two Anglophone regions of the country where an armed separatist conflict is in progress.

Chairperson of Elecam Enow Abrams Egbe said that the security situation in the regions remained a major concern but reiterated the government’s commitment to ensure the elections scheduled for Dec. 6 take place peacefully.

“I can reassure the candidates and the voters that adequate measures have already been taken so that they can move in peace to accomplish their fundamental civic duty under the watchful but above all discreet eyes of the defence and security forces as well as anti-COVID 19 agents deployed in the field,” Egbe said during a meeting held in the capital, Yaounde to review final preparations for the elections.

Early Wednesday, separatists issued a statement on social media warning traditional rulers and municipal councillors who are the major actors in the elections, to boycott the elections or be “arrested and kept in custody or eliminated.”

A dozen political parties will take part in the elections which the government hopes will help appease the separatist crisis in two English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest

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3 comments

  1. “…….the elections which the government hopes will help appease the separatist crisis in two English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest! ´????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    *MY TAKE *

    The so-called regional elections will surely INCREASE the momentum of the struggle and also INTENSIFY the war.

    Why??????????????????

    because the CRIMINALS ruling the so-called “one and indivisible” LRC can NEVER EVER force their so-called special status down the throats of Southern Cameroonians.
    SC and LRC are two nations EQUAL IN STATUS.
    Dictator Biya therefore has ZERO legal authority to grant SC his so-called special status.
    The present NEVER AGAIN GENERATION WILL RESOLVE THE ANGLOPHONE QUESTION come what may.

    • **** BREAKING FABULOUS NEWS ****

      Crise anglophone: Trois soldats tués par des séparatistes à Ekondo Titi (Sud-Ouest)
      Des soldats de l’armée camerounaise patrouillent à Buea, le 3 octobre 2018. AFP/Archives/MARCO LONGARI
      Ils sont tombés dans une embuscade tendue par les combattants sécessionnistes le 26 novembre 2020.

      ** MY TAKE **

      ZERO FOOLISH EQUATION ( SC + LRC = LRC)
      ZERO DISARMAMENT
      ZERO BILINGUALISM
      ZERO SPECIAL STATUS

      The war continues…… ‘

    • **** Three people killed, one abducted in Boko Haram attack ****

      At least three people were killed and another abducted in a Boko Haram militant raid on the mainly Christian village of Gabass, Koza department, Far North Cameroon.

      The heavily-armed militants struck the community as the villagers slept, in the early hours of 26 November.

      ** MY TAKE **

      All the BIRs have been sent to fight an UNWINNABLE war in SC. Simply put, Boko Haram has been given the green light to crush the people of the Far North region with impunity.

Donec at sem, Nullam ut mattis ut in libero.