The Constitutional Court delivered its judgment this Thursday, February 8, on the requests submitted by the national deputy candidates invalidated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (Ceni). No appeal of 82 was successful. The governor of the city of Kinshasa, Gentiny Ngobila, Pitshou Nsingi Pululu, fervent defender of Congolity, that is to say the bill where one would have to be Congolese of father and mother to run for the supreme office, the former speaker of the National Assembly under Joseph Kabila, Evariste Boshab, Colette Tshomba and others… have bitten the dust and will not sit in the chamber for the next five years.
This is a real blow for these candidates in the national legislative elections. They did not win their case at the High Court level. The steps taken towards any sort of rehabilitation were doomed to failure.
35 files are inadmissible and 2 cases of withdrawal of the parties out of a total of 68, indicated, the president of the Constitutional Court Dieudonné Kamuleta, at the opening of the mobile hearing on the requests filed to contest the results of the general elections of December 20, 2023.
These 82 national candidates were invalidated by the Electoral Center for fraud, in particular the illegal possession of voting machines, in complicity with certain CENI agents.
Most of these invalids are members of the Sacred Union of the Nation (USN), the coalition which supports the president, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi.
It should be noted that only one candidate among them was selected by the institution headed by Denis Kadima. This is the elected representative of Maniema, Dieudonné Kalumba Mwana Ngongo.