Cameroon Politics

Cameroon opposition candidate declares himself winner of presidential election 

Cameroon opposition candidate, Professor Maurice Kamto declared himself winner of the October 7, 2018 Presidential Elections in Cameroon declaring on Monday that ‘we have achieved our goal’.

“My mission was to score the penalty and I just accomplished that mission…” Maurice Kamto tells national and international press in Yaounde.

He also called on Biya to ensure a peaceful political transition.

“I invite the outgoing president to organise a peaceful way to transfer power,” he told a news conference in the capital Yaounde, giving no results to justify his claim.

The Minister of territorial administration, Paul ATANGA NJI had warned that individuals or groups who attempt to announce the result of Sunday’s presidential vote will be subject to legal action, BBC Reports.

“Official results of the presidential elections is the sole responsibility of the Constitutional Council. No one has the right to take the place of this jurisdictional authority,” Cameroon’s Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji told reporters.

“Any challenge of the poll verdict outside legal channels will not be tolerated,” he added.

A similar message was articulated Monday by Communication Minister and government spokesperson Issa Tchiroma Bakary.

Kamto’s spokesman Olivier Nissack later said that since Kamto did not give any numbers, he did not break any rules.

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“Maurice Kamto did not proclaim himself president, he claimed victory, it’s not the same thing,” he said.

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