DRC: Katumbi, Fayulu and Anzuluni demand the cancellation of elections and call for demonstrations

The presidential candidates, Martin Fayulu, Floribert Anzuluni and Moïse Katumbi, maintain their firm position in favor of the cancellation of the December 2023 elections. They point to irregularities and acts of fraud documented by observers and even denounced by certain members of the ruling majority.

Consequently, they are launching a call for mobilization with a view to demonstrations planned for January 20, the day of the inauguration of Félix Tshisekedi.

Candidate Moïse Katumbi prepares to vote in an office in Lubumbashi, December 20, 2023. (illustrative image) AFP - PATRICK MEINHARDT

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With our correspondent in Kinshasa


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There is no announced itinerary for these demonstrations which the initiators want to be popular.

They are supposed to take place all over the country.

The three candidates are clear: there were no elections.

Thus, Moïse Katumbi will not file an appeal before the Constitutional Court, and the future of the deputies of his party proclaimed elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (Céni) is unclear.


I'm not the only one to decide.

We will soon meet with our partners.

For the moment, we have decided not to send anyone to the National Assembly.

We will come together and state our position 


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For his part, Martin Fayulu hopes that the supplier of the voting machines will be investigated.

 We must carry out an investigation into

Miru system

so that we know exactly its participation in this fraud.

Voting machines end up in the hands of people who were not authorized.

Was it Miru System who donated directly or was it Céni


For their part, members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (Cenco) are toughening their tone against the Ceni.

They claim that after the preliminary declaration of their electoral observation mission which implicitly recognized the victory of Félix Tshisekedi, they discovered an impressive number of parallel votes with voting machines found in private homes.

They hope for sanctions.

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