According to him, the Congolese diaspora has been waiting for a long time for this right to vote for certain citizens who live outside the country.
Tigana Booto Ntikala, resident of Montreal, drove more than two hours to go to Ottawa to exercise his duty as a Congolese citizen.
Distance means nothing when you participate in this renaissance of the Congo, he rejoices. He believes that his country is returning to its place on the international scene.
Organizing elections for the diaspora for the first time in history is a step forward. We are moving forward to restore value to the Congo and the Congolese.
A quote from Tigana Booto Ntikala, member of the Congolese community of Montreal
According to the CENI, more than 100,000 candidates are in the running for the four ballots; the election of the president, but also of deputies from the three levels of government.
For the first time, Congolese residing in Canada, in the United States -United States, France, Belgium and South Africa were able to vote in their country of residence.
Paul Muteba recommends that presidential candidates respect the will of the people.
I ask all candidates, particularly in the presidential election, to respect the results, he said. For him, the principle I lost, I accept and I bow must be required.
Tigana Booto Ntikala, who is a member of Congo Liberation Movement (MLC), is of the same opinion. The MLC is part of a coalition with the party of the outgoing president.
We are legalists, if everything is done legally, if the Congolese have decided to choose someone else, so much the better, there will be no no problem, he believes.
For his part, David Mbaya Kabamba, from Milton, who traveled 600 km to vote, calls the candidates to favor peace and not violence.
If ever certain candidates do not agree with the results, they must appeal through legal channels while respecting the social climate and human rights, he says.
According to the Congolese constitution, Congolese with dual nationality do not have the right to vote.
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