Authorities within the Republic of Congo say Denis Sassou N’guesso, the nation’s longtime ruler, is about for victory in elections held Sunday.
Henri Bouka, head of the nation’s electoral fee, instructed native media the leads to one district of Brazzaville mirrored an awesome majority for the 77-year-old Sassou N’guesso, who has successfully served as dictator for many years. These outcomes are in keeping with what Bouka expects to see throughout the central African nation.
Congo-Brazzaville has lengthy identified political volatility and this election was no totally different. Opposition leaders boycotted the election whereas alleging fraud and manipulation, leaving Man Brice Parfait Kolélas as the one viable opposition candidate. He beforehand ran in opposition to Sassou N’guesso in 2016 after the latter efficiently pressed for constitutional adjustments that eliminated age limits for the presidency.
However Kolélas would by no means see the outcomes of this 12 months’s election as a result of he died whereas taking an emergency flight to France for medical remedy. Kolélas was flown from Brazzaville on Sunday after changing into critically ailing with COVID-19 and didn’t survive the journey.
Kolélas, wanting breath as he eliminated his oxygen masks, urged his followers to prove on the polls nonetheless in a video recorded from the hospital and despatched to native media outlet ICIBRAZZA.
The electoral fee is predicted to announce the total presidential election outcomes later this week.
Picture: President Denis Sassou N’guesso