CONGO ELECTIONS: Opposition Candidate, Martin Fayulu calls for Protests after Court upholds Tshisekedi’s election win
The main opposition candidate in the just concluded Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC), Martin Fayulu has called fornationwide protests, after the constitutional court in that country, upheld Felix Tshisekedi as the validly elected President, dismissing Fayulu’s challenge.
Fayulu had alleged that Tshisekedi made a deal with ougoing president, Joseph Kabila. The streets of the capital Kinsasha filled with jubilant supporters of Tshisekedi on sunday morning, after the court pronouncement.
However, in a defiant move, Fayulu has called his supporters to come out and protest the constitutional court’s decision to uphold Tshisekedi’s election, something he sees as unfair.
Tshisekedi was announced the winner after garnering 38.5% of the total vote, against Fayulu’s 34.7%, while President Kabila’s hand picked successor, Ramazan Emmanuel Shadary cae third with 23.8%.
In a country whose actual popilation is not clear, only predicted to be 81.34 million, 40 million people were registered to vote. However, about 1.26million never participated in this election, in areas hit by the deadly ebola, due to security concerns.