Kagame remains mute as fellow leaders congratulate Tshisekedi

DR Congo
Kagame remains mute as fellow leaders congratulate Tshisekedi
Tshisekedi and Kagame

Rwandan President Paul Kagame remains silent as several African leaders pour out congratulatory messages to their Congolese counterpart Antoine Felix Tshilombo Tshisekedi.

Tshisekedi was re-elected with a resounding mandate from the DRC people, setting the pace for an over 70 per cent vote victory even before the final call is made

Already his supporters are celebrating his landslide re-election while Opposition parties insist the vote was a ‘farce” and there needs to be a rerun.

Meanwhile, African Heads of State have congratulated Tshisekedi for winning a second term in a landslide victory.

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu, Comoro’s President and the African Union chairperson Azali Assoumani and Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye have sent their congratulations to Tshisekedi.

Also, Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe, Hakainde Hichilema, William Ruto, The EAC, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, Uhuru Kenyatta, Dr Hage Geingob of Namibia among others have issued their congratulatory messages.

Latest on the pack is Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni who said  Tshisekedi has positively contributed to the efforts of the region by bringing Congo into the East African Community and by allowing us to work with the Congo Army in dismantling the ADF in Eastern Congo.

“We look forward to more brotherly cooperation with the People and the government of Congo,” Museveni said in a message on X.

The ball has now been sent to Kagame’s court, who has for quite a time exchanged accusations with Tshisekedi.

A few weeks before the elections, Tshisekedi vowed to declare war with Rwanda if re-elected. The Congolese President Tshisekedi likened his Rwandan counterpart Kagame to Adolf Hitler.

In a New Year’s address to Rwandans, Kagame said that it is time for Rwanda to fight back urging that Rwanda has already seen worse before.

“When you hear those planning to attack and destroy the security of Rwanda, the question is; is there anything we have not seen?” Kagame rallied.

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