The government of Cameroon have asserted that the reasons advanced by some political parties to boycott and or postponed the February twin elections, especially on the grounds of insecurity in the North West and South West region are not valid, hence the elections scheduled for February will not be postponed.
This was disclosed in a joint conference held yesterday by the Minister of Communication, Rene Emmanuel Sadi and the minister of Territorial Administration, Atanga Nji Paul.
In the meeting they announced that the Municipal and Legislative elections slated for February 9, 2020 will not be postponed despite contrary views from some political parties and organizations.
While urging Cameroonians to go to the polls come February 9, 2020 and exercise their civil duties, both Ministers reassured the population security will prevail on the day of the polls.
They also called on political parties to mobilize their supporters to pursue their political ambitions by participating for positions in the upcoming elections.
“The Government is therefore calling on the leaders of political parties to demonstrate good faith, civic responsibility and National civic and republican conscience to devote their efforts to mobilising militants to honourably take part in upcoming polls which are the only instruments to confer the legality and legitimacy needed to conduct public affairs…”
The ministers also dismissed nin the conference the possibilities to postpone the elections and extending the deadline for the submission of nomination papers as requested by some other political parties. The reasons advanced is that the decision to proceed with the elections as planned is in strict conformity with the constitution of the Republic of Cameroon.