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DRC: Félix Tshisekedi already on 2023 campaign trail in Greater Kasaï

By Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala
Posted on Monday, 3 January 2022 08:30

DRC President Félix Tshisekedi
Democratic Republic of Congo's President Félix Tshisekedi delivers a speech prior to a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Two years from the end of his first term, Félix Tshisekedi, who has declared his candidacy for the next presidential election, is already trying to secure the support of his home base.

Scenes of jubilation, huge crowds … at each stage of his visit in Greater Kasai; the reception is impressive. But it not surprising.

This is the president in his home land. A stronghold where none of his rivals, neither Martin Fayulu, nor Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, had dared to go during the presidential campaign of 2018.

For over a week now, the Congolese president has been crisscrossing the roads of this region in the centre of the country.