DRC's Fayulu to release church's vote results

2019-01-11 19:36
Martin Fayulu (AFP)

Martin Fayulu (AFP)

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Spurned Democratic Republic of Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu says he will challenge the official results of the presidential election by releasing the results of the influential Catholic Church and its 40 000 vote observers, province by province.

Diplomats briefed on the church's results say they show Fayulu easily won.

Fayulu tells a crowd in the capital, Kinshasa, that his opposition coalition will release its own results as well.

He says that no one can steal what he calls "the people's victory."

Fayulu accuses outgoing President Joseph Kabila of making a backroom deal with the declared winner, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi.

Some Fayulu supporters are singing that "if you don't proclaim Fayulu, we will kill each other."

DRC has been largely calm since results were announced early Thursday but some observers warn that a challenge to the results could bring unrest.

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

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