The Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes has urged President Edgar Lungu in his capacity as Chairperson for the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation to continue engaging his counterpart in the DR Congo Joseph Kabila to create a conducive environment for the December 30th Presidential election.
SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Chembe says this will ensure transparent, peaceful and credible elections and to preserve peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region.
Mr. Chembe noted with concern that campaigns ahead of the elections were characterized with violence leading to the postponement of the election from 23rd to 30th December 2018.
Meanwhile Mr. Chembe has welcomed the postponement of the elections in Congo DR from 23rd to 30th December saying the environment was not conducive for such an undertaking.
On Thursday last week the Independent National Election Commission (CENI) ordered the postponement, saying a warehouse fire had destroyed voting materials, a move which Mr. Chembe said will help the Congolese freely participate in the elections.
President Edgar Lungu recently expressed hope that the security situation will improve in the Democratic Republic of Congo following a fire that destroyed voting materials.