Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for peaceful, credible and inclusive elections in Cameroon, ahead of the country’s presidential election on Sunday.

The UN chief, in a statement issued on Friday by his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, called on all stakeholders to “exercise restraint before, during and after the election”.

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Guterres also urged all Cameroonians to exercise their democratic rights, urging all candidates “to address any complaints related to the electoral process through established legal and constitutional channels”.

Nine candidates are contesting the elections to the country’s highest body on Sunday.

The Secretary-General condemned all threats of violence or acts of intimidation by any group and reiterated that all grievances should be addressed through inclusive dialogue.