On July 23, 2018, some websites informed that following a first review of the presidential election (due for October 2018), Elections Cameroon (Elecam) approved 11 applications.These websites further claim that the institution is planning another review after which an official list will be submitted.
Among the candidates supposedly retained is PAUL BIYA of the Rassemblement Démocratique du Peuple Camerounais (RDPC), OSIH JOSHUA NAMBANGI of the Social Democratic Front (SDF), NDAM NJOYA ADAMOU of Union Démocratique du Cameroun (UDC), HABIBA ISSA of Union des Population du Cameroun (UPC), KAMTO MAURICE of Mouvement pour la Renaissance du Cameroun (MRC), LIBII LINGUE NGUE CABRAL of UNIVERS and AKERE TABENG MUNA of Front Populaire pour le Développement (FPD).
This claim is however not true as the 18 members of the electoral council held a meeting at the VIP room of Yaoundé sports hall, to review the candidates’ application. Till now, however, there is no information about their discussions during this meeting which was held behind closed doors (according to an article published on Elecam’s website).
Let’s note that the result of their review should be available by August 8, 2018, at the latest.