Joshua Osih, Presidential candidate for the Social Democratic Front, SDF, has urged the constitutional council to continue broadcasting the hearing live, just as it did for other candidates.
It should be recalled that Cameroon’s National Television, CRTV, stopped broadcasting the hearing this morning, just when Osih was programmed to begin putting forth his arguments. Reports say members of both the opposition, and the public were blocked from entering the hall. In a video which went viral online, Barrister Michel Ndoki of the Maurice Kamto’s team could be seen putting on her robe outside the court hall.
Learning of the blockages, Joshua Osih exhorted the President to insist on the live broadcast and public entry of everyone.
Taking to Twitter, Osih said “We have received concording information, confirming that the @CRTV_web direction has voluntarily suspended the live broadcast of the live debates today. They should be firmly reminded that nothing will stop Cameroonians to stand for change and freedom. This is a scandal.”
Th SDF said they had planned on storming out of the courts if the hearing isn’t aired live.
In the end the Constitutional Council took the decision, for the hearing to air live and entry permitted to members of the public.
Oshi’s post electoral petitions began with Barrister Sama Francis leading. In his opening statements. Barrister Sama touched on the Anglophone crisis and plight of English speaking Cameroonians. The hearing is still ongoing.