DRC runner-up: Don't recognise Tshisekedi

2019-01-20 15:06
Martin Fayulu (File: AFP)

Martin Fayulu (File: AFP)

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Democratic Republic of Congo's election runner-up Martin Fayulu is calling on the international community and the Congolese people to not recognise or obey the newly elected president, Felix Tshisekedi, calling himself the country's only legitimate leader.

Fayulu's statement was issued minutes after the Constitutional Court rejected his challenges to the December 30 vote and confirmed that Tshisekedi won.

DRC's government says Tshisekedi's inauguration is on Tuesday.

Fayulu's statement urges the Congolese people to not recognize anyone who "illegitimately claims" to be president. He has urged nationwide protests against what he calls a constitutional coup d'etat."

Read more on:    martin fayulu  |  felix tshisekedi  |  drc  |  drc 2018 elections  |  central africa
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