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Was the DRC election result rigged? Fayulu seems to think so, he could be right

16 January 2019 1:34 PM
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DRC
Felix Tshisekedi
Martin Fayulu

East Africa Correspondent for Financial Times Tom Wilson says information they received suggest that Fayulu should be the winner.

The Southern African Development Community (Sadec) has called an emergency meeting to discuss the disputed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

READ: DRC elections: 'We all know who has won, just announce it'

The meeting is called at the same time as the Constitutional Court is hearing an appeal from Martin Fayulu who is against the results that gave victory to Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) leader Felix Tshisekedi.

Fayulu is demanding a recount of the results and claims that he won the election with 61%. His claim is confirmed by a report that was released on Tuesday by the Financial Times. East Africa Correspondent for Financial Times Tom Wilson says they received information from a whistleblower.

We received a data dump which ran to 49 000 codes and we are told that these were the true election results, that the electoral commission according to Fayulu has been trying to suppress. And this data has been downloaded from a series of voting machines.

Tom Wilson, East Africa Correspondent for Financial Times

He adds that the DRC in December introduced an electronic voting system whereby voters went to voting stations and place their vote on an electronic device and that device would print the ballot paper.

Then the ballot papers would be counted by election officials and the tally will represent the results. The electronic tally was sent to the central database, downloaded and analysed. That data showed that Fayulu had a huge lead.

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16 January 2019 1:34 PM
Tags:
DRC
Felix Tshisekedi
Martin Fayulu

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