The distance continues between, on the one hand, the Presidents of the two chambers of Parliament and, on the other hand, the President of the Republic around the entry of the judges recently appointed to the Constitutional Court. The FCC, the political family of former President Kabila, yet affiliated with President Tshisekedi’s Cach, has decided to boycott the planned ceremony at the People’s Palace. The two ruling coalition allies are again in conflict.
as reported from Kinshasa, Kamanda wa Kamanda Muzembe
On Tuesday, the political family of former President Joseph Kabila gathered its members to ask them not to participate in the sentencing of judges at the Constitutional Court.
For the FCC, recent agreements in the judiciary violates the Constitution. An indictment by independent Théodore Ngoy, backed by Professor Nyabirungu Mwene Songa and several other lawyers from the Kabila camp. A group of senators from this obedience even appealed to the Constitutional Court for interpretation of the Constitution in hopes of suspending the induction ceremony scheduled for today.
For their part, President Félix Tshisekedi’s supporters also called on Tuesday to mobilize all his supporters to make the event a success. According to UDPS Deputy André Mbata, a request for interpretation of the Constitution cannot annul an ordinance or suspend its application.
As for Professor Alphonse Ntumba Luaba, he claims that the oath has been taken before the President of the Republic, who takes note. “The other institutions are just attending the ceremony,” he adds. It is therefore an arm wrestling that exacerbates a crisis that has already taken hold of the coalition and whose outcome is uncertain.