Several persons were yesterday Sunday November 4 arrested in Bafoussam, chief town of the West Region of Cameroon for staging a post-electoral protest against what they termed “electoral holdup”.

The people reportedly marched on the streets of Bafoussam holding a banner denouncing what they call an electoral hold up by President Paul Biya who is expected to be sworn in the hours ahead by the president of the National Assembly, following his victory in the October 7 presidential poll.

The protesters who are reported to have been chanting “no to electoral hold up” met with a group of security forces who later bundled them away.

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Bafoussam has since the proclamation of election results been heavily militarized after reports of a planned protest in the town.

Worthy of note is the fact that Maurice Kamto who emerged second in the presidential election and has since then disputed the result of the election hails from the West region of the country where the protest took place.

Cameroon News TODAY-CNT reminds that since the proclamation of the election result, a series of protests contesting the figures have been staged in town like Douala, Yaounde and now Bafoussam, leading to the arrest of about 50 people.


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