Cameroon: Expect all the President’s Men to get elected
The double elections happening the Republic of Cameroon. Could only be described as a sham. As the civil war in the South-West and North-West Regions or the Anglophone region. This here is just a validating exercise for the Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement (CPDM) and President Paul Biya to look proper, while their actions elsewhere is open looting, self-destruction and killing citizens.
That is why there are several of things that is wrong. The anglophone regions will have low turnout out of fear from the secessionist, but most likely also because of the strong presence of armed forces in and around the polling stations. The CPDM isn’t winning this way, instead they are just forcing themselves on the public.
They can call this an election, but with the boycott of Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) and former Presidential Candidate Maurice Kamto. All, shows how this election is made for the CPDM. Just like the state have also falsely accused the Social Democratic Front (SDF) of boycott and manipulating their supporters. However, that is not true.
Therefore, in this regard. Biya and his loyal cadres are only winning on fake premises. If they will salute this and call this a victory. They will stuff the ballot-boxes and surely rig these election into an art-form. That’s why in some polling stations soldiers are directed to vote and in some divisions, the civil servants are ordered to vote. That’s why don’t expect any fair result, but an act of fraud called a manifestation of democracy. When really very little about is democratic nor free.
Biya might bash in glory, while parts of his Republic is burning on his orders. His folks might cheer into this enterprise and be poetic about it. His people will be “elected” and get into office, but don’t expect it to by a legitimate affair. As the polls will lack the popular support.
However, that doesn’t change the pattern, the execution and the real travesty this all is. The innocent are dying, while the President is living like a glorified monarch. Peace.