In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), several candidates for the presidential election of December 20, 2023, were on the ground, on this second day of the electoral campaign. The opponent and former governor of Katanga, Moïse Katumbi, held his first major meeting in the city center of Kisangani, a city in the northeast of the country.
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With our special correspondent in Kisangani, Pascal Mulegwa
From Bangoka airport, Moïse Katumbi began a procession. More than 15 kilometers traveled to the post office where thousands of residents and supporters were waiting for him.
He first thanked his fellow candidates, Matata Mponyo, Seth Kikuni and Frank Diongo who withdrew in his favorover the last 24 hours, while hoping that others will follow.
Moïse Katumbi did not hesitate to criticize the power of Tshisekedi, a regime, according to him, “ broken promises “. For the opponent, the security, economic and social situation has deteriorated over the last five years. He promised to end insecurity across the country with only the Congolese army, without foreign intervention.
Finally, he presented part of his governance project in which he plans “ a five-year budget of more than 140 billion USD with achievable projects thanks to the fight against corruption and the diversification of the economy “, did he declare
In the next steps, the opponent plans to travel to other cities in the northeast to solicit the vote of the Congolese.
Outgoing President Félix Tshisekedi was in Kongo-Central in Moanda and Boma. MP Delly Sesanga was still in Kenge, in Kwango, while the opponent and unsuccessful 2018 candidate, Martin Fayulu, continued his tour of Kwilu, the neighboring province, with a stop in Bagata.