DRC: Fayulu camp defends its appeal to the Constitutional Court - RFI
The Constitutional Court leaned Tuesday, January 15 on the petition introduced by Martin Fayulu, presidential candidate, which challenges the
By RFIPosted on 15-01-2019Modified on 15-01-2019 at 22:55
The Constitutional Court leaned Tuesday, January 15 on the motion introduced by Martin Fayulu, presidential candidate, who contests the provisional results announced by the Ceni giving Felix Tshisekedi winner of the presidential election.
This is not an approach to cancel the results proclaimed by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), but a request to challenge these same results.
The Constitutional Court hearing Tuesday turned around the truth of the polls. The camp of Martin Fayulu , presidential candidate for the Lamuka coalition, came to ask the manual recount of the voices to convince itself of the results proclaimed by the Ceni.
The results he contests, according to the coordinator of the collective of his lawyers, Me Toussaint Ekombe: " Our High Court today must make arrangements by ordering the recount of votes to appease everyone. "
Opposite, the UDPS had come to defend its interests, its candidate Felix Tshisekedi having been declared winner at the announcement of provisional results . " We have to prove," says Peter Kazadi. For lack of evidence, I do not think that the Court will accede to the request of Mr. Martin Fayulu to recount the PV of which he does not hold the validity or invalidity. "
Indeed, for the public prosecutor, the Constitutional Court will have to reject the request of the candidate Martin Fayulu. The body of the law considered it unnecessary to carry out the manual recount of votes.
The court promised to make its decision within the eight-day statutory period.
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