Kumba, this is how the practice is called in Cameroon. It consists of altering one's birthdate and it is not a fiction. Indeed, in the night of March 31, 2018, the youth minister Mounouna Foutsou invalidated some candidacies because those people had multiple birthdates.
According to the invalidating decision signed by Mounouna Foutsou, a candidate from the central region Mengue Olama Elie was born on March 13, 1979, on September 13, 1984, on March 13, 1983, and on March 13, 1987.
In the East, Ipando Makaya Patrick was born on July 16, 1984, and on July 16, 1987.
In the Northwest, Ngen Yves Riyuh was born on October 21, 1978, on October 21, 1985, and on October 21, 1986.
In the South, Onguene Essama Cyprien Parfait has three different birthdays namely, September 16, 1982, September 16, 1984, and September 16, 1986.