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AU leaders support recount of electoral results-Vital Kamerhe

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By Josephine Lukoya

 

Vital Kamerhe

newsdesk@greatlakesvoice.com

Kishasa, DRC-Some African leaders are “more supportive” to the recount of presidential and legislative elections in the DRC, said Vital Kamerhe, on his return Tuesday, January 31, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he led a delegation of Congolese opposition at the top of the African Union (AU).

The President of the Union for the Congolese nation (UNC) claimed to have met more than fifteen African leaders who he said he submitted a memorandum requesting the recount.

With a half dozen other members of the opposition which Tshisekedi Felix, son of the President of the UDPS, and Martin Fayulu leader of the CDIS, Vital Kamerhe said he met the heads of state and one to one private discussion.

The recount is demanded by a section of the Congolese opposition, which believes that the double election of November 28 was marred by many irregularities.
Opposition refused to admit the presidential results as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on December 9, and confirmed by the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ).

These results on the reelection of incumbent Joseph Kabila came in first with 48.95% at the opponent Etienne Tshisekedi (32.33%). But the latter, who considers himself the winner of this election, “sworn” at his home in Limete, Friday, December 23, 2011.

The new Secretary General of La Francophonie, Abdou Diouf, has added his nod on voices that call for an inclusive dialogue to curb the post-election tensions and ensure respect for democratic principles in the pursuit of the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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