The electoral board of elections met on Wednesday 7 March 2018 to release lists of candidates retained for Cameroon’s senatorial elections coming up on 25 March 2018.

Out of 42 lists deposited, 36 were retained, and 5 rejected (Adamawa-UPC, East-SDF, Far North-SDF, North-UPC, Southwest-UPC). The Social Democratic Front, withdrew their list in the Center Region.

Five lists were withdrawn for two main reasons: incomplete nomination papers for some candidates and the absence of payment of certificate of payment of deposit.

CPDM and UNDP, are the two political parties who had their lists retained in the 10 Regions of the country. As for SDF, they will be present in 5 Regions, notably Adamawa, Centre, Litoral, the Northwest and Southwest.

ANDP, shall be running in 4 Regions, Far North, Litoral, South and Southwest, while UPC has two Regions, Centre and Litoral. UDC has candidates in the Litoral and West Regions.

On the part of parties like FSNC (North), UDP (Northwest) and UMS (West), they will run only in one Region each.

The chairman of the electoral board of elections Enow Abrams Egbe, said they are doing everything possible to ensure a hitch free Senatorial election 2018.

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