Thursday evening, African heads of state headed by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the current president of the African Union called for the suspension of the results of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This call is not the taste of Congolese power, which does not expect to give a favorable echo.ADVERTISING
On Friday, in a statement, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende said the African Union does not have to tell the Constitutional Court what it should do, adding that this Court is independent enough to ignore this call.Publicity
Rejection of the appeal, but ready to receive the AU delegation
Refusing the request of the AU, Lambert Mende is however ready to receive the delegation of the African Union which plans a visit in the country in the coming days. But this visit would not change anything in the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As a reminder, the Independent National Electoral Commission (Ceni), proclaimed the candidate Felix Tshisekedi winner of the presidential election of December 2018, with 38% of the votes cast. But France and the Catholic Church in the country denounce these results, and rather attribute the victory to Martin Fayulu. A post-election crisis ensued and has already killed around 100 people.
For the AU, there are “serious doubts” about the results of this election proclaimed by Ceni.