Former Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo announces his

Former Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo announced his candidacy for the next presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in his speech at the closing of the first congress of his political party, Leadership and Governance for Development (LGD), on Tuesday, May 3. The party, officially launched During the meeting, the man, who is also a university professor and senator, appointed its national president.

as reported from Kinshasa, Kamanda wa Kamanda Muzembe

A way of handling public affairs characterized by, according to Augustin Matata Ponyo, strong leadership and exemplary rule: it is on this line that this new party positions itself. The latter also wants to establish credibility from the beginning that allows him to conquer power.

The newly invested president accepted the election of Congress to make him its candidate for the highest office:

“I inform you that I have decided to accept your choice of person as a candidate,” launched Augustin Matata Ponyo, claiming to have a “dream for his country”. “A dream like Patrice Emery Lumumba, to have an economic power in the middle of the continent at the service of Congolese, Africans and the world. This dream is possible!”

Concerning his legal problemscondemned Joseph Kabila’s former prime minister from 2012 to 2016 a political conspiracy against his person to prevent him from completing his candidacy for the 2023 presidential election.

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