CENI set to conclude Voter registration in Violence torn East DRC

Agenorwoth Kasegu the chief mobiliser for Voter registration in Wagungu Chiefdom has come out to inform the general public that the exercise for Voter registration in the Violence torn East DRC ends on Tuesday 11th April after the expiry of the 10 more days added by CENI to enable all eligible voter obtain their voting card ahead of the December ballot

Agenorwoth told TERRA FM that the Commission made two extensions because of the unfavorable political situations in the region.

He said, Voter registration ahead of year-end presidential elections got underway on 16th February in DRC’s troubled east, where armed groups control swathes of territory and hundreds of thousands have fled their homes.

Agenorwoth is also inviting citizens to make use of the one day remaining to make sure they finish up with their voter registration.

Since then, the country’s volatile east has been struggling with the rise of armed groups, including the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) –which the Islamic State group describes as its regional affiliate– and the M23, which the government says is supported by neighboring Rwanda.

Voter registration in western DRC began last December and was followed last month in the Centre and southeast of the country.

The third and final phase comprises registration in seven other provinces, three of which.

The December 20th presidential elections will take place in tandem with ballots for national legislators, provincial deputy and local councilors.