Kinshasa, 06 October, 2021 / 9:19 pm (ACI Africa).
Religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are yet to reach a consensus over the person to head the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), a Catholic Bishop has said.
On October 2, the President of the National Assembly in DRC gave 72 hours to the membership of the Forum of Religious denominations to reach an agreement over the choice of CENI President.
“I appeal to the eight religious denominations to reach an agreement this time around on the designation of the president of the CENI and a plenary member,” Christophe Mboso said in a letter addressed to the faith-based leaders.
In a letter addressed to the President of the National Assembly, the Vice President of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), Bishop José Moko Ekanga, says the faith-based leaders “were confronted with a conflict of interpretations of your correspondence, which did not allow for any progress at all.”
“We therefore did not reach a consensus despite our request to the six other denominations to present us with other candidates. We did not vote either,” Bishop Moko says in the October 5 letter shared with ACI Africa.