The head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has actually shared major concern regarding increasing political stress in some components of the nation.
In a news release, MONUSCO stated the scenario adheres to the news by particular political teams and also celebrations of their intent to arrange political gathering in Kinshasa and also Lubumbashi, and also succeeding procedures taken by the protection pressures to avoid the holding of these gathering.
According to the statement, Maman Sidikou, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the DRC and Head of MONUSCO, “stresses the need for all Congolese political actors to demonstrate maximum restraint during this critical period in the political evolution of their country.”
“He urges the Congolese authorities to do their utmost to scrupulously uphold the rule of law and desist from any actions that could impede political actors from exercising their constitutional rights and freedoms, including the freedom of expression, association and assembly,” the statement also said.
Mr. Sidikou reaffirmed the “critical importance” of adequate political space to foster a genuinely inclusive political dialogue that would pave the way for the holding of peaceful, transparent and credible elections.
In that regard, he reiterated the readiness of MONUSCO to support the African Union-designated facilitator, Edem Kodji, and work with him in the pursuit of his efforts, bearing in mind the relevant provisions of Security Council resolution 2277 (2016) and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Good Governance.