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Cameroon Court rejects poll challenge



Uncertainty over how opposition would react

By Nsikan Ikpe


Cameroon’s Constitutional Court has rejected prayers by opposition parties for a cancellation of disputed results from the recently conducted presidential elections in the central African state.

With this action, poll watchers say the coast is now clear for the Electoral Commission of Cameroon, ELECAM to formally announce one more landslide victory for incumbent President Paul Biya, who has already presided over the fortunes of the nation for all of 35 years.

Analysts also say it is much uncertain how the opposition would react to the declaration of the results in favour of Biya even as the country is presently mired in bouts of violence on account of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North and the secessionist unrest in the Anglophone regions by disenchanted Anglophone Cameroonians.

The Electoral Body has this weekend as the constitutional deadline for the declaration of the results of the contest.



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