Presidential Election: Protestant Churches For Preservation of Peace

The Council of Protestant Churches of Cameroon (CPCC) has made recommendations for better organisation of elections and the need for peace in Cameroon.

The Council of Protestant Churches in Cameroon (CPCC) whose 74 observers monitored the conduct of the October 7, 2018 presidential election has called on the people of Cameroon to preserve peace in the country which is a precious gift from God. In a preliminary declaration signed by the Secretary General of CPCC, Rev. Dr Paul Mbende Ngando, the Protestant Churches have recommended to political parties and candidates to seek legal means of resolving any litigations and abstain from all calls for force and violence.

CPCC has also called on the Constitutional Council to show a high sense of responsibility so as to respect the choice of Cameroonian electors expressed through the ballot box and on Elections Cameroon as well as the Ministry of Territorial Ad ministration to take into account the organisational shortcomings so that future elections could be well organised.

In all, the CPCC declared that the October 7, 2018 presidential poll took place in a generally appeased atmosphere despite security challenges, particularly in the socio-political crisis-stricken North West and South West Regions. The 74 observers of the CPCC monitored the elections in the Centre, East, Far North, North, North West, West, South and South West Regions.

CPCC observers noticed that in the Local Polling Commissions in polling stations, only the candidates of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM), Paul Biya, Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) Maurice Kamto and that of UNIVERSE, Cabral Libii were well represented. They further noticed that incumbent President Paul Biya’s representatives were present in all the polling stations.

The Protestant Churches lauded the efforts deployed by Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) in the organisation and management of the preside...



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