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DRC presidential candidate, Martin Fayulu rejects election delay

Democratic Republic Of Congo

<p><strong>An opposition candidate in D.R Congo’s presidential election, Martin Fayulu says he cannot accept the postponement of the December 23 election.</strong></p> <p>The Lamuka Coalition candidate noted that it would be unacceptable for the election to be pushed back.</p> <p>“As far as I know, the president of the <span class="caps">CENI</span> said that come rain or shine there will be elections on December 23, 2018. So, I think we must expect these elections and we cannot accept that Mr. Naanga will change his position today,” Martin Fayulu said.</p> <p>D.R Congo’s Independent National Election Commission on thursday December 20 announced the delay of the much-awaited poll due to technical reasons. </p> <p>The election is meant to choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila, who is due to step down after 17 years in power, in what would be <span class="caps">DRC</span>’s first democratic transition.</p> <p>Preparations for the elections, already postponed repeatedly since 2016, were disrupted by a fire last week which the commission said destroyed 80 percent of Kinshasa’s voting machines.</p> <p><strong><em><span class="caps">REUTERS</span></em></strong></p>

As far as I know, the president of the CENI said that come rain or shine there will be elections on December 23, 2018. So, I think we must expect these elections and we cannot accept that Mr. Naanga will change his position today.

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