World DRC: the protests provided by the Coalition Lamuka forbids

03:15  15 september  2021
03:15  15 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Martin Fayulu, membre de la coalition Lamuka, dit être convaincu que Félix Tshisekedi s’est organisé pour instrumentaliser et contrôler la Céni (image d'illustration) © AFP / Thierry Charlier Martin Fayulu, a member of the Lamuka coalition, says to be convinced that Felix Tshisekedi has organized to instrumentalize and control the Cenér (image of illustration)

The events announced this Wednesday in Kinshasa and several other cities by the Lamuka coalition are prohibited. In the capital, the governor mentioned, among other things, the risk of the propagation of CVIV-19, but also the return of the parliamentary year that will intervene the same Wednesday. For its part, the main force of the opposition rejects its reasons and maintains its marches to require what it calls the depoliticization of the Ceni. Next to Lamuka, the NOGEC party, close to Joseph Kabila, also called to demonstrate for the same reasons.

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with our correspondent in Kinshasa, Patient Ligodi

for the Lamuka Coalition, depolitize the Independent National Electoral Commission (Cenéni) means going out of the office of the election plant all the delegates of the political parties to keep only experts and members of the civil society.

Martin Fayulu says to be convinced that Félix Tshisekedi has organized to instrumentalize and control the election plant. Clearly, Lamuka wants the presidential order that creates the Cenéni signed in July by Félix Tshisekedi is repealed and that all stakeholders return to the table of discussions.

Through the protests planned on Wednesday, the Coalition Lamuka also wants to remember that the elections must be organized within the constitutional period, that is to say in 2023, says Martin Fayulu. This is also why La Lucha will participate in these events, says the citizen movement.

The Joseph Kabila's PPRD which also pleads for the establishment of a consultation framework for all stakeholders in the electoral process, will not participate in the marches, but encourages the general population and its particular activists. 'Take part. "We are not organizers, but we support the march," said RFI Ferdinand Kambere, Assistant Permanent Secretary of the PPRD.

In the entourage of the Head of State, "bad faith" and "the trial of intent" on the part of the organizers are denounced.

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