The African Union (AU) has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to postpone the announcement of its presidential election results due to the reports of vote rigging.

The AU made this announcement in a statement on Friday, January 18, 2019.

The pan-African organisation, which aims to promote unity and democracy, says it has “serious doubts” about provisional results released last week.

It says; “The bloc met on Thursday in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and concluded there were serious doubts on the conformity of the provisional results, as proclaimed by the National Independent Electoral Commission.

“Accordingly, the heads of state and government called for the suspension of the proclamation of the final results of the elections.” The organization added.

Mr Fayulu filed an appeal in the Constitutional Court on Saturday demanding a manual recount of votes.

Fayulu has suggested Tshisekedi and President Joseph Kabila did a back-room deal after early results showed Kabila’s chosen successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, finished third.

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