2018 ELECTION: FEAR OF PROTEST AGAINST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, INTENSIFIES IN YAOUNDE
cameroondailyjournal.com|The government has tightened security at almost all crossroads in Yaoundé, in anticipation of the official announcement of the results of the October 7 presidential election.
This is in accordance with Article 137 of the Cameroonian Electoral Code which states: “The Constitutional Council shall adopt and proclaim the results of the presidential election within a maximum period of fifteen (15) days from the
closing of the poll.”
The president of this council, Clement Atangana, designated Monday, October 22, 2018 the day of the proclamation of the results of the poll of October 7.
As tension rises in Cameroon’s major cities in anticipation of the announcement of the results, the tight control of identity cards is currently intensifying in the streets of Yaoundé, Cameroon’s political capital.
To this day, in places like Obili, Carrefour MECC, Cité Verte, Melen, Carrière and many others, police and riot control vehicles could be seen parked nearby, according to residents of these neighborhoods. Identity cards are systematically checked.
On Saturday night, patrol cars from the National Gendarmerie were sighted around the Obili Chapel and other areas.