October 07, 2011
Cameroon opposition protests over Biya campaign posters
A candidate for the Cameroon presidency, Mr Anicet Ekane, has threatened to order his supporters to pull down President Paul Biya’s posters.
Speaking at a press conference Tuesday in Douala, Mr Ekane charged that the Biya posters violated an ELECAM (electoral agency) directive that they should not be more than 60 centimetres long and 40 centimetres wide.
“These instructions have not been respected by the candidate of the ruling party because some of his posters are three metres wide and four metres long, which is totally illegal,” Mr Ekane declared.
Concerning the financing of the campaign, Mr Ekane and the Cameroon Peoples’ Party candidate Kah Wallah insisted they had not yet received any money from the Treasury, contrary to official promises.
The opposition is also alleging that there could be a scheme to rig the presidential election through issuance of multiple voters cards to selected individuals.
Bizarrely, one of those who claimed to have received two cards in his name is Mr Valentine Fils Ndongmo, the deputy of Mr Ekane in the MANIDEM party.
Almost all the candidates, except President Biya, have expressed alarm over possible violence due to the way the voter cards distribution was being handled.
Winning a contract
Meanwhile, ELECAM has questioned a board member on the circumstances surrounding her winning a contract to paste posters of President Biya on billboards.
Article source Africa Review