Kinshasa, December 5th, 2022 (CPA).- The appropriation of the 2022-2027 electoral calendar was at the center of a seminar on Saturday, in Kinshasa, between the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), Congolese scientists and civil society organizations.
« The concern of this seminar was to make a scientific and technical analysis of the electoral calendar, to identify the strengths and challenges by making a plea for the support of the CENI in the success of the planned operations, to review the dates fixed in the calendar and set up a synergy for monitoring the electoral process and monitoring electoral violence,” said Me Pacifique Nkunzi, expert in electoral matters from the Office of Electoral Expertise, Gender and Local Governance, and an International Academy.
For him, the elections scheduled for 2023 will consolidate and root democracy in all its social strata, after the peaceful transfer of power in 2019, a first democratic and civilized alternation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
For his part, the executive secretary of the superior training school for unit leaders (ECOFORLEADERS), Richard Kamanga Mubikayi explained that the seminar also aimed to exchange knowledge on the various components of the said calendar in order to to equip learners at the different stages of the electoral process and enable them to prepare a consistent plea before the elections are held.
This seminar, it is pointed out, brought together several civil society organizations, in particular the Elections Sector of Ecoforleaders, the Observatory for Democracy in Africa, the Collective of Organizations Specialized in Governance and Elections, the Union of Young for Change, the National Order of Electoral Experts, the Office of Electoral Expertise, Gender and Local Governance, and an International Academia. ACP/