African Union urges all concerned stakeholders in DRC to act in democratic and peaceful way

AU Statement.

Commenting on the provisional results of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat has taken cognizance of the provisional results of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

The Chairperson of the Commission reiterated his congratulations to the people, political actors, civil society and the relevant national institutions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the conduct of the elections under conditions, which he said, deemed satisfactory by the African Union Election Observation Mission led by President Dioncounda Traoré.

The Chairperson of the Commission stressed the need for all concerned stakeholders to act in a way that consolidates democracy and preserves peace in the country.

“In this context, it is important that any challenge to the provisional results, including claims of inconsistencies with the verdict of the ballot box, be pursued peacefully, through avenues provided by the existing national legal framework, and political dialogue among all stakeholders,” the statement said.

The Chairperson of the Commission underlined that, regardless of the final official results of the elections, the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo requires genuine national consensus based on respect for democratic principles and human rights, as well as the preservation and consolidation of peace.

 

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Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,(www.rwandainspirer.com) is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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