The first ever regional elections in Cameroon held on Sunday December 6, 2020 across the ten regions in calm and serenity in most parts.
The country’s Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, talking to the press said the elections took place nationwide in a serene, calm, and peaceful atmosphere.
“No incident, likely to cast doubt on the credibility of the polls or sincerity of the results from the ballot box, was recorded,” said the minister.
In his post-election briefing, Atanga Nji said the election of the 900 Regional Councilors was convened by presidential decree of 7 September 2020 and it took place in all the 58 electoral constituencies with no major incident.
Despite the success, a few unfortunate incidents were registered one of which was the killing of a councilor in Widikum, North West region.
10.236 municipal councilors and 14.002 traditional rulers, members of the electoral colleges, voted the 900 pioneer Regional Councilors in the political history of Cameroon.
The regional supervisory commissions in the 10 regions have all successfully published the results of last Saturday’s elections 72 hours after the polls as stipulated in the electoral code of Cameroon.
The putting in place of the regional council according to the 1996 law, to the government of Cameroon is reinforcing decentralization and a way to end the four-year separatist insurgency in the English-speaking regions.