One of the 18 candidates whose files were rejectted for the Presidential election by Elecam , Etonde Etonde has vowed to file an appeal at the Constitutional Council.
The Elections management body, Elecam on Tuesday published a list of nine candidates retained for the Presidential election scheduled for October 7.
Independent candidate Etonde Etonde said after his rejection that he remains calm and will use all the available avenues to appeal.
“I call on all my supporters to remain calm…don’t be discouraged, nothing is lost yet. The battle has just started. We will use the legal means available because there is a long battle ahead of us and we shall all overcome,” Etonde Etonde said.
Candidates whose files were not retained by the elections management body Elecam have 48 hours to lodge an appeal at the Constitutional Council from the date of publication, in conformity with Section 29 of the Electoral Code.