The EU office in Cameroon has confirmed media reports that it will not deploy observers for Cameroon’s October 7 presidential polls.
The confirmation made over Twitter also highlights another revelation; that the body has never observed elections in Cameroon.
“Referring to recent media reports, the EU will indeed not deploy an observation mission for the 2018 presidential elections. To be noted also that the EU has so far never observed elections in Cameroon,” part of their tweet read.
Many media reports had claimed this was the first time since the return to multiparty system in 1990 that a presidential poll will be held in Cameroon without the presence of the EU observers. Most of the reports stated that the body had observed the Cameroonian polls in 1992, 1997, 2004 and 2011. All allegations denied by the EU office in Cameroon over the Twitter thread.
The EU however called for transparent elections and strong voter participation as Cameroonians prepare to go to the polls October 7.