Senator Modeste Bahati Lukwebo enters early next week at the heart of his mission: to identify a new majority coalition in the National Assembly. The former pillar of Joseph Kabila, who has approached Felix Tshisekedi in recent months, has a maximum of two months to submit a report to the head of state.
as reported from Kinshasa, Patient Ligodi
His name was on the list. Some of his relatives even claim it Modeste Bahati Lukwebo had begun to consult the various political forces before being officially appointed by Felix Tshisekedi as informant.
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“He just wants to perfect the work he had already started behind the scenes,” says one of his close associates. During the presidency of the republic, relatives of Félix Tshisekedi explain that everything will go fast. The goal is to get the job done as quickly as possible. “If possible, the consultation report should be submitted before the end of the first month,” said an adviser from Felix Tshisekedi.
Currently, Bahati Lukwebo is setting up a mini-cabinet whose office, according to some indiscretions, will be installed in a hotel in the capital. A communication cell will even be created. A program is being made. The informant plans to meet everyone and even the Common Front for Congo (FCC), while some of his leaders have disputed the very principle of his appointment.
Before he heard all the political forces, Modeste Bahati Lukwebo first began by trying to convince the National Deputies of his own platform, who last year had chosen to remain in the political family of Joseph Kabila, to join him. It remains only for him to convince four elected officials to recreate the group of 41 national deputies, explains a member of his cabinet.
Modeste Bahati Lukwebo is a very careful person, very methodical in the way he works. (…) His personality will serve to identify and consolidate this process of sacred union. “
Trésor Kibangula, analyst at the Congo Study Group (GEC) at New York University