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DRC: Kamerhe & Bemba pledge allegiance to President Tshisekedi

By Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala

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Posted on April 10, 2023 08:40

 © Vital Kamerhe, Jean Michel Sama, Augustin Kabuya and Jean-Pierre Bemba at the signing of the Sacred Union Charter in Kinshasa, 5 April 2023. (Twitter)
Vital Kamerhe, Jean Michel Sama, Augustin Kabuya and Jean-Pierre Bemba at the signing of the Sacred Union Charter in Kinshasa, 5 April 2023. (Twitter)

Newly government-appointed Mouvement de Libération du Congo (MLC) and the Union pour la Nation Congolaise (UNC) leaders are among the many political figures who signed the Charter of the Sacred Union, pledging to support the incumbent president in the next presidential election.

It was déjà vu all over again. On Wednesday 5 April, one by one, ministers, parliamentarians, political actors, and members of civil society took to the podium at the Pullman Hotel in Kinshasa to sign the Charter of the Sacred Union.

The text affirms they will put their weight behind a single candidacy for the presidential election in December: that of incumbent President Félix Tshisekedi.

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