Cameroon state media CRTV has once again come under serious fire this time around not from home front but from an international organization (Transparency International) in an attempt to use the good name of the organization to sing songs of praise to Cameroon galloping and limping organization of the October 7th 2018 Presidential Election using foreign nationals and brandishing them as officials from Transparency International. Just to make the poll credible.
CRTV reported that “Just 24 hours after the October 7th 2018 presidential poll, the first reports card is already available it is from these divers groups of international observers working from Transparency International, and who observed the election of all polling stations across the country, their assessment is plausible”
The except that was played within the voice over shows that the observers are officials from Transparency International who gave a passed mark for the organization of the October 7th 2018 presidential poll.
“Even though the election management organ ELECAM is still to do its own evaluation, these observers have given ELECAM a passed mark” CRTV Reporter highlighted.
But Transparency International has fired back at CRTV stating that, the global anti-corruption body did not deployed election observers in Cameroon. Transparency International described the CRTV report as “false and untrue”.
“The individuals shown in the report have no affiliation with Transparency International,” Managing Director of Transparency International Patricia Moreira told the world.
The CRTV report that was broadcast on Monday 8th October 2018, the purported election observers brandished by CRTV as officials from Transparency International described the October 7 election as “credible, fair and sincere” despite numerous reports irregularities reported by the private media.
‘‘Everybody did their job. They took it very seriously. The election management process was extremely good,’ one of the observers, Nurit Greenger, told CRTV.
Patricia Moreira Managing Director of Transparency International equally pointed out that the organization had “established a reporting mechanism to be sued by the general public to report possible irregularities”.
‘‘At this critical time for democracy in Cameroon, Transparency International…urges all parties in politics and media to act responsibly and with integrity in their communications around the election and its results,’‘ concluded the statement.