Abuse of power claims in Cameroon campaigns


By NDI EUGENE NDI
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The issue of abuse of public resources by the incumbent is rearing its ugly ahead again as campaigns for Cameroon’s October 7 presidential election gain momentum.

Media reports accuse the ruling Cameroon People Democratic Movement (CPDM) of using government employees and vehicles to campaign for President Paul Biya.

The L’Oeil du Sahel (Eye of the Sahel), a newspaper with a keen interest on Northern Cameroon, said the state machinery was all too apparent as President Biya launched his re-election bid in the Boko Haram-hit Far North on Saturday.

The campaign at the regional capital Maroua was President Biya’s first outing for the October contest. He was accompanied by his wife Chantal.

Security was tight as the incumbent held his meeting.

President Biya, who is…

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