President Denis Sassou Nguesso was officially nominated for the presidential election of March 2021 by the Central Committee of the Congolese Labour Party (PCT). He will be running for his own estate. He has been in power for 35 years.
The Central Committee of the PCT unanimously approved the nomination of President Denis Sassou Nguesso for the Supreme Judiciary. “The Central Committee of the PCT unanimously endorses the nomination of Comrade Denis Sassou Nguesso by the National Committee of Investiture as a candidate of the PCT for the supreme judiciary of our country,” said Esther Ayissou Gayama, member of the Central Committee of the PCT. The Central Committee is asking Denis Sassou Nguesso to run in the presidential election of March 2021.
President Sassou Nguesso, 78 years old, 35 in power, has not yet responded to this request.But the reactions were not long in the streets of Brazzaville. “These elections are useless because they will not bring anything to the Congolese people,” said activist Christ Dongui.
On the opposition side, this nomination is the least of his concerns. Instead, it calls for a democratic and transparent electoral process, accusing the power camp of wanting to impose itself by force. “We are asking President Sassou, who was invested by his party, to change his software. What they are doing is a disgrace, because everyone knows that the elections will not be transparent,” said the president of the opposition party “United for the Congo”, Paulin Makaya.
As for Patrick Erick Mampouya of the MUST party, he feels saddened that the Congolese people still have to live five difficult years. “I am sad and sad to see that it is still five years lost”. But, the young candidate Dave Uphrem Mafoula believes that the time is not to retreat, but rather to stand up against the outgoing President. He also urged the government to do everything possible to organize a free and transparent election.
The government has launched an operation to revise the list of electors. Another ground of challenge for the opposition which requires the census of the population.