Martin Fayulu, announced on Saturday, that he will contest in the December Presidential Elections as flag bearer of the Engagement for Citizenship and Development (ECiDe) political party.
He said he is going to submit all the paper work required to take part in the contest for the country’s highest job.
This decision comes three months after an announcement that caused a lot of talk.
However on June 19, during a press conference, Fayulu had announced that he and his party were not going to submit candidacies at all levels until the electoral register is audited by an independent firm.
Martin Fayulu, added that they must now look at the monitoring of elections to obtain transparency of elections which, according to him, was not possible with the audit of the electoral register.
“The Lamuka coalition has decided to submit my candidacy for the presidential election in December 2023. We will continue to fight to demand greater transparency in the elections. As we did not have transparency through the audit of the electoral register, we will have it in the monitoring of the elections,” he told the press.
Meanwhile, in the previous election which ushered in Felix Tshisekedi as President, Martin Fayulu immediately rejected the results.
According to the National Electoral Commission (Ceni), Mr Tshisekedi received 7 million votes equivallent to 38.5% of the vote on December 30, 2018. Mr Fayulu got Fayulu – 6.4 million votes.
Later Fayulu filed an appeal in the constitutional court against last poll result. But DRC’s constitutional court has never overturned results before.