According to the head of the mission, Jean Apollinaire Tsiba, a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Congo, the Senate Speaker pointed out during this working session that the most important thing is that the process, already initiated, happens at its end. "That there is a vote and that peace is guaranteed," he said.

For Apollinaire Tsiba, the DRC is the epicenter of many things. Because any trouble in the DRC has repercussions on a good part of Africa, in particular in the member countries of the ICGLR and the SADC. "The people of the DRC or other neighboring countries, as well as the authorities of the DRC want the elections to be held on December 30, 2018 and that peace and stability are guaranteed," he said.

The head of the Observer Mission of the AP-ICGLR recalled the meeting held recently in Brazzaville on the initiative of President Sassou Ngouesso and the current President of SADC. "We came to see how things are going," he said. Previously, the Senate office had a similar working session with an OIF observation mission, whose leader declined to make any statement.

ICGLR delegation to CENI to be inquired about the electoral process

A delegation from the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Forum of Electoral Commissions (ECF) visited the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) on Friday to be inquired the electoral process in the DRC.

The head of the delegation, Jean Apollinaire Tsiba, deputy at the National Assembly of the Republic of Congo, after the meeting with the president of the CENI, Corneille Nangaa Yobeluo, pointed out that there is no matter t to be alarmed on the partial postponement of the elections because this is not a unique case if it is due to valid causes.

Mr. Jean-Apollinaire Tsiba asked the stakeholders to make effort to achieve a happy and peaceful outcome of this electoral process.