Fayulu pushing for new DR Congo poll

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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo

Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu has in a letter penned to the African Union (AU) asked for new elections to be held again in six months. He finished second in the December 30th elections last year in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fayulu still alleges that the vote was rigged and the country’s electoral commission known as Ceni had fabricated the results it published.

Meanwhile, the new President Felix Tshisekedi is attending a two day AU summit in Ethiopia. He was declared winner of the elction with 38.5% of the vote against Fayulu’s 34.8%.

Just like Fayulu, the Catholic Church which said it had deployed 40,000 electoral monitors country wide also noted that Tshisekedi did not win the election.

But, the constitutional court dismissed the petition declaring Tshisekedi winner of the elections.

The Constitutional Court, however, dismissed an official petition from Mr Fayulu.