CAMEROON GOVERNMENT DISMISSES OPPOSITION CANDIDATE’S VICTORY CLAIM IN PRESIDENTIAL POLL

YAOUNDE, Cameroon- Cameroon's territorial administration minister, Paul Atanga Nji, said Monday, it is unconstitutional for any candidate, to declare results of the Oct 7 presidential election, in the country.

"Only the Constitutional Council has the exclusive right, to declare the final results of the election. No one has that right," Nji said.

Nji's reaction came, after Maurice Kamto, opposition candidate of Cameroon Renaissance Movement, declared victory, in the presidential poll.

"Cameroon people have offered me a clear mandate, which I intend to defend vigorously, till the end. I call on the outgoing president, to organise a passive transition of power, to avoid any post-electoral crisis," Kamto told a press conference, in the capital, Yaounde, saying, his party will "uphold peace."

"I had the mission of kicking the penalty, which I did and the goal has been scored," Kamto said.

According to Cameroon Electoral Code, the results of the election will be proclaimed, by the Constitutional Council, within no more than 15 days of the close of the poll.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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