Africans, rise up to break the efforts to steal Tshisekedi’s victory
How in the world can one reject the results of an election that one has not contested? On what ground do France and other European nations which, to be said in passing, are poorer than us and are culturally inferior to us, think they have the right to ridicule us? Doesn’t France have its fair share of trouble with the yellow vest movement to interfere in the just-completed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has seen the victory of the opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi? A member of the Congolese opposition has won the election, but, to France—a nation that cannot take care of its own people’s economic needs—Tshisekedi is not the right member of the opposition to win the contest.
Whether France likes it or not, Felix Tshisekedi, the unquestionable winner of this election, will be sworn in as the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
I am a man driven by spirituality. I predicted the election of Roch Christian Marc Kabore in Burkina Faso, and that came to pass. Going against the tide, I predicted the election of Donald Trump. Just several weeks ago, I told Tshisekedi face-to-face that he is God’s choice to rule the DRC. That, too, came to pass.
My fellow-Africans, we must throw all our spiritual power in the balance to stop the looming fraud that, clearly, has the support of the Congolese Catholic Church. My fellow-Africans, let’s kneel down and pray. Let us, for once, denounce the Congolese Catholic Church’s irresponsible behavior. If the church chooses to go in politics, let it designate its own candidates! The church has worked hard for the victory of a member of the opposition, but it feels the duly winner, Tshisekedi, is not the right opposition member to win. Shame on the Congolese Catholic Church!
I call upon President Kabila and Shadary [Kabila’s choice to represent the ruling coalition] to join hands with Tshisekedi to ensure that the votes in the region that is yet to cast their ballots go to Tshisekedi.
My fellow-Africans, the enemy wants to sow trouble, chase you from your own country. We must fight for our freedom. We African have never had a say in France’s elections, so why would we allow them to have a say in our elections? Felix Tshisekedi wants to break a tradition and align the DRC with the United States, and that troubles the imperialistic France.
We will not allow anyone to inflict upon Felix Tshisekedi the suffereing his deceased father and historical leader of the Congolese opposition, Etienne Tshisekedi, endured from those same people and nations that are so eager to grap DRC’s wealth.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bertin Koovi, a Beninese businessman and politician, is the leader of the Iroko Alliance, a political movement that promotes democracy and development. Koovi ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of Benin in 2016.
The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect The African‘s editorial policy.