Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date slams gov­ern­ment’s tac­tics

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - WORLD -

Martin Fayulu, the run­ner-up in Congo’s pres­i­den­tial race, says the gov­ern­ment de­ployed armed soldiers around his head­quar­ters be­cause of the rul­ing party’s “des­per­a­tion.”

Fayulu is legally chal­leng­ing his de­feat, say­ing that he won 61 per­cent of the vote. As he was pre­par­ing to file his le­gal chal­lenge at the con­sti­tu­tional court Satur­day, the Repub­li­can Guard sur­rounded his of­fices, ac­cord­ing to wit­nesses.

“I’m at­tribut­ing this to des­per­a­tion. But we have faith,” Fayulu said Sun­day.

Martin Fayulu

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