The leaders of the Congolese opposition have appointed this Sunday, November 11, 2018, the deputy Martin Fayulu as the unique candidate for the presidential election in December, and was announced officially after three days of intense negotiations in Geneva, reports local DRC magazines.
The seven leaders of the opposition, Moses Katumbi, Jean-Pierre Bemba, Vital Kamerhe, Freddy Matungulu. Felix Tshisekedi, Martin Fayulu, and Adolphe Muzito managed to agree on the name of the candidate who will represent them all in the presidential election, after a few hours of a closed session.
Gathering since Friday in Geneva, Switzerland, the seven main leaders of the Congolese opposition have managed this Sunday to agree on a joint candidacy for the presidential election of 23 December after long negotiations.
According to Jeune Afrique, with the facilitation of the Kofi Annan Foundation, the opposition leaders gathered in a room from 10 am Saturday, November 10 until 1 AM this Sunday, November 11. “They were able to face each other and tell each other the truths,” stressing that “it also allowed them to advance well in their talks.”
The nomination of Martin Fayulu as the unique opposition candidate came as a surprise because Felix Tshisekedi and Vital kamarhe ‘were in the limelight’ and one of them projected to come out as the ‘favorite’ opposition representative.
Martin Fayulu will face off against President Joseph Kabila’s preferred successor for the ruling party, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari, in Democratic Republic of Congo’s election on December 23, 2018.
Who is Martin Fayulu?
Martin Madidi Fayulu, born onin Kinshasa, is a Congolese businessman, he is also a national deputy and chairman of the opposition party Commitment for Citizenship and Development (ECiDé).
He attended Paris XII University where he obtained a master ‘s degree in general economics, the Paris Higher Institute of Management and the European University of America in San Francisco, California where he obtained his MBA.
He joined the Mobil oil group in Kinshasa in September 1984 and ended his career in 2003 as Managing Director ExxonMobil Ethiopia, after assuming various responsibilities at Mobil’s head office in Fairfax (USA), at Mobil Africa headquarters in Paris and other ExxonMobil affiliates in Africa ( Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, and Mali).
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