Legal and Judicial Affairs

Historic win for opposition leader in Congo poll

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has been declared the provisional winner of last month’s presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with almost 39 percent of the vote.

Mr Tshisekedi, who’s leader of the country’s largest opposition party, told cheering supporters that he would serve as president of all Congolese.

But the man who had led the opinion polls, Martin Fayulu, has rejected the result, calling it an electoral coup.

He asked where Mr Tshisekedi’s votes had come from and called on election observers, including the Roman Catholic church, to publish the real results.

Source: Voice of Nigeria