Presidential elections in Cameroon took place on Sunday with Paul Biya, one of Africa’s longest serving presidents seeking to extend his 36-year rule.
In a post-election statement released by the Electoral Commission, vote counting is currently underway and the results would be released within fifteen days.
Election Day in Cameroon comes to an end.
Statement from Electoral Commission – vote counting is underway, they have 15 days in which to announce the results. pic.twitter.com/19xSOm7XMD
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— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) October 7, 2018
Security in the highly volatile Anglophone regions was beefed up and this constituted to a very low voter turnout due to fears from locals.
Bambili Bamenda NW #SouthernCameroons reports on the ground about #PaulBiya elections.
NO SOUL OUT ghost town as Pro-Independence fighters have control of the area.#Cameroon election should be rejected by the Int community. @GCR2P @SwedenUN @NLatUN @USUN @FinlandUN @eu_eeas pic.twitter.com/HZ5WH4W4U2
— Eugene.Ufoka (@EUfoka) October 7, 2018
Photos and videos of empty ballot boxes at polling stations shared on social media proved people weren’t too keen on exercising their franchise.
— Mimi237 (@Mimimefo237) October 7, 2018
Below are some more photos of what transpired on Sunday: