Presidential Elections Cameroon, Cameroon Decides 2018, Etoudi 2018

Over 600.000 potential voters have since 8am this October 2018 been expected in slightly above 2330 polling stations grouped in some 74 polling centers across the NW region.

The region waked up to empty streets as many stayed away from their regular activities following administrative orders and security concerns . 

Mbayu Felix preparing to vote at GPS Old Town Bamenda

Before 8am gunshots are reported in Bamenda Capital City and seat of the regional administration.  

It is confirmed two have been shot believed to be armed group members expected to enforce the promised election disruption in the restive English speaking region.

Gunshots are reported at mile four Nkwen close to the GS Niboung Polling Center 

Helicopters fly above the region.
Pictures emerging from Mbiame in Bui Division talking of arrival of ELECAM voting material

Prime Minster Philemon Yang has voted in Bamenda instead off his native Oku Village in Bui Division. He is said to have applied to Elections Cameroon to vote in Bamenda due to security concerns. By voting here together with other top government functionaries in the region indicates the application was granted despite protest by some opposition parties notably the SDF.

Minister Delegate at the Presidency in Charge of External Relations Mbayu Felix votes at Government Practicing school old Town Bamenda. 
All calls to Mbengwi Momo, Nkambe Donga Mantung and Wum Menchem were difficult due to network difficulties. 

Road blocks and sporadic gunshots were also reported in Bui as voting went on in the divisional headquarters.  

Gunshots Bambui characterized the better part of the day in the village in Tubah Subdivision in Mezam Division. Gun battles have characterized the area in the last one week. 

A similar incident occurred in Mile four Nkwen targeting a polling center in GS Niboung where a quarter of the area was later arrested. Our sources say he is being held in custody for housing some members of the armed groups that have been enforcing civil disobedience in the region since the start of the ensuing crisis. 

Reports from Ndop headquarters of Ngoketunjia say there were sporadic gunshots in the later part of the morning and the early part of the afternoon.  Voting is said to have taken place at GS Bamunka where the local authorities voted. 

Movement across subdivisions has been banned by a regional order from the governor of the NW Lele L'Afrique 

Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

Bakah Derick is a Broadcast Presenter and Multimedia specialist with focus on sharing with the rest of the world the daily happenings in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. You can contact us on +237 675460750 or

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