Martin Fayulu, DRC Opposition candidate, declares himself President
DRC Opposition candidate has declared himself President of the country. The electoral body and the court had declared Felix Tshisekedi, also an opposition candidate, as the incumbent President.
Mr. Fayulu posted in a tweet “I now consider myself to be the only legitimate President of the DRC. I therefore ask the Congolese people not to recognise any individual who is illegally availing himself of that quality or obeying orders that emanate him.”
This election has not been short of controversies as word has it that Mr Tshisekedi (court-declared President) has a power sharing deal with the out going President Joseph Kabila.
AU had informed the electoral body to withhold releasing the results.
“There were serious doubts on the conformity of the provisional results, as proclaimed by the National Independent Electoral Commission, with the votes cast,” read part of their statement.
However, the government’s spokesman rubbish that communication from AU.
The electoral body declared the final tally as Mr Tshisekedi received 38.5%, Mr Fayulu 34.7% and Ruling coalition candidate Emmanuel Shadary 23.8%.
Mr. Fayulu on his end stated “As a matter of fact, it is not a secret from anyone inside and outside the country that you have elected me as President of the Democratic Republic of Congo with over 60% of the votes.”
Mr. Fayulu has called on the people to take to the street for a peaceful demonstration so as to fight for their sovereignty.