Appointed in July, three new judges at the Constitutional Court were sworn in on Wednesday for Felix Tshisekedi. The ceremony took place at the seat of Parliament. This ceremony took place in a tense relationship between Cach and the FCC that formed the ruling coalition.
as reported from Kinshasa, Patient Ligodi
Hands raised, index finger and middle finger straight in the form of a V, V for victory, Félix Tshisekedi is widely welcomed by the activists of the UDPS, his party that took the trip to the People’s Palace, seat of the Congolese parliament. In the room, after the national anthem, supporters of the current president of the republic, who have come thousands, sing the UDPS hymn in the middle of the half cycle. And the protocol lets it go.
V victory for Tshisekedi
When the hymn is over, Felix Tshisekedi lifts everyone smiling, raises his arms again and performs V for victory. A nod to the activists in his party. The ceremony does not last long. Nicole Ntumba Bwatshia, Chief Adviser to the Head of State in Legal and Administrative Affairs, chairs the session and sets the framework: “Today’s ceremony is special. It remains part of the logic of the reform of justice that his senior president of the republic has implemented since his accession to power. “
One after another, Kaluba Dieudonné, professor of law, Kalumé Alphonse, former adviser to the Supreme Court, and Kamulete Badibanga, former adviser to the Court of Cassation, take the oath for Félix Tshisekedi.
A message sent to Kabila’s party
In the room, songs are sung against the former president. UDPS activists even call for the end of the ruling coalition formed by Félix Tshisekedi and Joseph Kabila. They even demand the dissolution of the National Assembly.
According to relatives of Felix Tshisekedi, it was not just a simple ceremony this Wednesday in the People’s Palace. For them, it was necessary to convey the message to the people and to the Front Commun pour le Congo (FCC) ally from Joseph Kabila: “There are no two presidents of the republic. There is only one. We had to demonstrate it, and today we have done it, ”said a member of the current head of state’s cabinet.
Another close friend of Félix Tshisekedi adds that the case for them is now a thing of the past: “We must forget the Constitutional Court. We moved on to something else. We have several other matches. Save today’s date ”.
The FCC will review its strategy
On the FCC side, several leaders condemn what they call bad faith on the part of Felix Tshisekedi while the party had called for a boycott of the event. Others go further and talk about the creation of a dictatorship. In Joseph Kabila’s political family, meetings are announced from Thursday to assess the situation, close ranks and develop new approaches in relation to the location of ally Félix Tshisekedi and the upcoming deadlines.
According to various sources, the situation is such that the meeting of the Council of Ministers may not be held.
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