Congo DR Should avoid the path to Insurgency
The President of the Republic takes this opportunity to remind the political class and all the living forces of the nation, that recourse to insurrection or acts of intolerance can not be the alternative to dialogue currently underway to adjust the difficulties arising from the organization of new elections under the Constitution and relevant laws of the Republic, on time.
He urges, to that end, those who are still on the margins of that process, to join without delay, in order to strengthen the electoral and political consensus building and to spare our people unwarranted suffering on the altar of political ambitions . “This pathetic appeal was launched by President Joseph Kabila in the wake of deadly violence that marred the city of Kinshasa, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo. From New York, Thomas Perrielo, Special Envoy of President Barack Obama in the Great Lakes region, comes in the same vein, let go the following: “US Government supports the dialogue facilitated by Edem Kodjo and African Union.
We encouraged everyone to participate in the dialogue. We have not managed to convince some leaders of the major opposition to participate, but we appreciate the political risk taken by those who have chosen to participate in a dialogue that many Congolese considers to be controversial.
We appreciate the role that the Catholic Church has played in intervening to find a consensual way forward. We continue to believe that dialogue is the best option, and we will continue to make efforts to ensure that it represents the Congolese society in the most inclusive way possible. “Not to beat around the bush, the international community must spare no effort to quickly around the three major players capable of preserving peace and stability in the DRC until the forthcoming electoral contests in namely: Joseph Kabila, Etienne Tshisekedi and Vital Kamerhe, respectively first, second and third in order of arrival to the last presidential 2011. Only that true dialogue can strengthen the electoral and political consensus building and also pave the way for a democratic election process credible and above all peaceful. Which can then bring these three great leaders?
Joseph Kabila is also President of the Republic, Head of State, in exercise and moral authority of the Presidential Majority (MP). The political family of President Kabila participates already actively in dialogue with the city of the African Union, in Kinshasa, under the facilitation of Togolese Edem Kodjo. Only the slogan or the discharge of Joseph Kabila may allow delegates of the presidential camp to sign the political agreement in the making.
At present, the foundation of the city of the African Union are encountering a major divergence relative to the electoral calendar (the election date) and the date of the handover between the President-elect and the outgoing President. Stakeholder Dialogue, the princes of the Catholic Church shall make the resumption of their participation in this national forum for the signing of a political agreement that would meet the following four conditions: it must be clearly established and stated that the current President [Joseph Kabila] will not be a candidate in the next presidential election to organize as soon as possible; election dates should be fixed in the agreement; the fund disbursement plan should be clearly defined in the agreement; the composition of the Implementation Committee of the Agreement and its work schedule should be mentioned in the agreement.
The opinion of the President of the Republic is required to address many of these prerequisites. For the American Thomas Perrielo, President Kabila is the DRC’s most powerful man who helped the country out of the war and restore peace, the man whose family is associated with the creation of the modern Congolese state and should be congratulated for that. This envoy of the President of the United States of America believes that the current crisis will be defused quickly, the solution found immediately, if and only if Joseph Kabila say that one sentence: “I intend to allow the elections to after which I will give power to my successor. ” Why does not he say it to the end of such a tripartite?
Etienne Tshisekedi is the National President of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), the eldest daughter and first force of the Congolese Opposition, and also the head of the political grouping called the Rally who was born in Genval , a Brussels suburb. At its meeting which attracted a large crowd on the Triumphal Boulevard, Sunday, July 31, 2016, the Sphinx of Limete publicly disavowed the international Facilitator appointed by the AU, Edem Kodjo, calling him “Kabila” and gave ” notice “of three months starting on 19 September 2016, the President of the Republic in office, Joseph Kabila. This radicalized fringe of the Opposition led by Ya Tshitshi turned his back to the forum of the AU City notwithstanding favorably to most of its pre whose release “political prisoners.”
Following the opening of the Dialogue, the patriarch Tshisekedi and his camp have again challenged Edem Kodjo at the meeting with the President of Congo opposite, Denis Sassou Nguesso, Congo River at Kempinski Hotel. They would then be favorable to the scheme just proposed by Deputy Prime Minister and Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders their “mentor” in which the conclave Genval had booked the premiere of the conclusions of their cogitation? The diplomat advocates, indeed, the holding of a new more inclusive dialogue under the facilitation of the Algerian Said Djinnit designated by the United Nations (UN). Without Kodjo, the Rally will perhaps give up the insurgency path that has taken the life of many Congolese, on 19 and 20 September, which caused huge damage on different corners of the capital. In his opening speech of the foundations of Genval (Belgium), the lider maximo said that dialogue, “the royal road” is part of the DNA of the Congolese. Tshisekedi he will refuse to share with fellow Kabila and smoking together the peace pipe? Wait and see.
Vital Kamerhe, National President of the Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) and co-moderator of the dialogue on behalf of the opposition, is more conciliatory. Already at the opening of this national forum, Thursday, September 1, the former Speaker of the Lower House of the Congolese Parliament had publicly requested a one-on-one with President Kabila. He embodies the fringe of the pro-Opposition Dialogue will sign the historic and consensual political agreement with the presidential camp for a limited transition time that will lead to credible and peaceful elections. However, this group of opponents has still suspended after his participation in the dialogue in order to gather in memory of the dead of the recent escalation of violence.
Kamerhe group claims to have exercised the option to take part in the dialogue, in accordance with Resolution 2277 of the UN Security Council, under the facilitation of the African Union and the support of the International Support Group (UN, EU , AU, OIF, SADC, ICGLR), since he considers this scheme as the only way to enable a peaceful solution to the current crisis. Halfway there is already acquired the overhaul of the electoral register for the consideration of major new and compatriots living abroad, prioritisation of presidential, national and provincial elections in the sequence of elections. According to the pro-Opposition Dialogue, any agreement resulting from this forum will be mentioned among others: the reaffirmation of the strict observance of the Constitution in particular, in articles 220 and 70, regarding the number and duration of the presidential mandate of the Republic ; the application filing date and the conduct of the vote; the fate of the President of the Republic on 19 September 2016; recomposition of the CENI. Many of these points converge with the wishes of anti-Dialogue. Why then seek to plunge the huge and beautiful country in chaos, bloodshed?
Ultimately, the three major players Joseph Kabila, Etienne Tshisekedi and Vital Kamerhe have dialogue under the auspices of President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo or neighboring the current Chairman of the African Union, the Chadian Idriss Deby, to clean up tripolarisé Congolese political landscape, to defuse the major crisis, the carnage, which looms on the horizon. After the tripartite delegates from each side will then quietly set up a consensual political and electoral agreement. In Gabon, the President-elect Ali Bongo seeks a dialogue with his challenger Jean Ping to stop the escalation of violence. Political ambitions should not take precedence over the best interests of the nation. The blood of Congolese have already sunk too. Highly peace!