Congolese opposition leader Martin Fayulu has accused fellow opposition challenger Felix Tshisekedi of negotiating a backroom deal with President Joseph Kabila over the elections results. Tshisekedi was declared winner of the controversial polls by the electoral commission with more than 38 per cent of the vote.
“In 2006, they stole Jean-Pierre Bemba’s victory, in 2011, they stole Etienne Tshisekedi’s victory and now they can’t steal the victory of the people,” Fayulu told RFI’s service Afrique on Thursday. “The people made a choice and they must respect that choice.
“These people have negotiated with Kabila so that he can stay in power. It’s Kabila who’ll manage things, these people have no power.”
Tshisekedi secured more than 7 million votes, according to the announcement of results by the electoral commission. Fayulu took 6.4 million votes and Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, the candidate of the ruling party, came in third with 4.4 million votes.