Democratic republic of Congo election loser, Martin Fayulu calls for new poll
Martin Fayulu, who finished second in the Democratic Republic of Congo presidential election on 30 December last year, has proposed – in a letter to the African Union (AU) – that a new poll be held again in six months.
Fayulu, who was the candidate for an opposition coalition, repeated his allegation that the vote result had been rigged and that the electoral commission known as Ceni had “quite simply fabricated the results it published”.
President Felix Tshisekedi, who is attending a two-day AU summit in Ethiopia, was declared winner of the election with 38.5% of the vote, against Fayulu’s 34.8%.
Fayulu says that he won 60% of the vote.