The President of the Constitutional Council, Clement Atangana, took just about five minutes to throwaway the petition filed in by the Presidential Candidate of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM), Maurice Kamto, calling for the partial cancellation of the October 7, 2018 Presidential election.
Passing over judgment on the petition this Thursday October 18, 2018, Justice Clement Atangana, qualified all counts on the petition as unfounded.
Here is the reading of the President of the Constitutional Council:
- The law does not provide for a deadline for the granting of campaign funding to candidates. On the money of the campaign not delivered in time to the candidates therefore; Elecam issued the receipt against payment to the other candidates including Paul Biya; unsubstantiated
- Criticism of Paul Biya and campaign material advantageous to the outgoing president to the detriment of his competitors: the law does not provide for any notification of posting spaces established (by the municipalities) candidates, means unfounded
- The decision to introduce the curfew by Minister Atanga Nji during the electoral process: security measure (normal); unsubstantiated
- The display of the list of polling stations is not the display of the list of electors. Voters can limit themselves to the production of their voter cards to know where to vote; unsubstantiated
- Exhaustion of Maurice Kamto’s ballot papers in certain polling stations: lack of evidence, unsubstantiated ground
- No withdrawal of the ballot papers of the candidate Akere Muna despite his withdrawal and rallying to Maurice Kamto; unsubstantiated
- Fictitious military votes: lack of evidence
- Statutes problem bailiffs: the council is incompetent because the issue is the judiciary, means unfounded
- Expulsion of representatives of the MRC in some polling stations: no evidence, groundless. The request is rejected as unjustified. We will come back to it.
Meanwhile, the CRM Presidential flag-bearer, Maurice Kamto, is yet to react to the rejection of the petition. However, his Campaign Manager, Paul Eric Kingue, qualified the judgement as partial.