Yaounde, Cameroon Africa. (Cameroon News) – The leading opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF) in Cameroon wants the October 9, 2011 presidential election in which incumbent Paul Biya won 77.989 percent of the votes cancelled.
“I cannot recognise Mr Biya’s victory because of his fraud in the election”, SDF candidate and National Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi said in an interview in Yaounde, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 and insisted that, “The election should be cancelled because it was the worst election ever conducted in the history of Cameroon. It was a masquerade and disgrace to our country.”
The Social Democratic Front in a position statement relating to the election, “takes cognizance of the proclamation of results by the Constitutional Council in favour of incumbent Paul Biya”.
“We call on all Cameroonians, including and especially the proclaimed candidate, to ensure that our country obtains the democratic dispensations necessary for free and fair elections as a matter of urgency and with all due priority in order to avoid such a dishonourable masquerade that portrays shame on our nation”, the SDF position statement further read.
Talking about the Yaounde declaration he made with six other candidates in the October 9 election, Mr Fru Ndi said, the message was misinterpreted.
“The message in the declaration was that we want Cameroonians to defend their victory, democracy and justice by peaceful demonstrations. We did not call on Cameroonians to go out on violence”.
The candidates called on President Paul Biya to cancel the election and in the absence of cancellation called on Cameroonians to peacefully demonstrate.
The misinterpretation, Fru Ndi said, “People panicked and said SDF was coming with war, insurrection and violence”.
Incumbent President Paul Biya came first in the election with 3,772,527 votes representing 77.989 percent,
Ni John Fru Ndi candidate of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) second with 518,175 votes cast representing 10.712 percent,
Garga Haman candidate of Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) third, winning 155,348 of the votes cast representing 3.211 percent.
Dr Adamou Ndam Njoya candidate of the Cameroon Democratic Union (CDU), came fourth with 83,860 with 1,733 percent,
while Ayah Paul Abine candidate of the People’s Action Party (PAP) taking part in the presidential election for the first time, comes fifth winning 61,158 of the votes cast representing 1.264 percent.Pin It