DR Congo opposition candidate warns against ‘disguising truth’ of election

Opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu has warned electoral authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo on not to “disguise the truth of the polls”, as tensions mounted over delayed election results.

In one of his first statements since the December 30 vote, Fayulu urged the authorities to publish who had won.

The elections, postponed three times over the last two years, were to choose a successor to long-term President Joseph Kabila but the provisional results, due last Sunday, have been delayed.

ELSEWHERE – US President Donald Trump is set to argue that an immigration “crisis” requires his long-promised wall along the Mexican border.

Trump will make his case in his first speech from the Oval Office today Wednesday, ahead of a trip to the border on Thursday.

A partial government shutdown has been in effect for 17 days after lawmakers failed to break a budget impasse.

The president is insisting that $5billion dollars be included for the border wall.


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