DRC: eventful opening of the extraordinary session of the National Assembly

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), summoned urgently, the deputies have returned to the National Assembly since Monday. They came for a thirty-day extraordinary session against a backdrop of controversy between the ex-allies of Joseph Kabila and those of Félix Tshisekedi. Yesterday’s opening of the parliamentary session was scheduled for consideration of the motion against Innocent Vakpa, Deputy Quaestor of the National Assembly. But at the last minute, the latter announced his resignation for health reasons. Back on this first day of extraordinary session. with our correspondent in Kinshasa, Pascal Mulegwa The timetable for this session should have been adopted during the same plenary, but a disagreement arose between deputies. Some believe that it is necessary to convene the conference of presidents beforehand, which was rejected by the age office set up after the fall of Jeanine Mabunda. Since the establishment of the provisional office, controversies have ensued over its skills. A new office should be installed during this session but nothing has yet been decided, because even for the deputies who have joined the new dynamic of the sacred union of Felix Tshisekedi, the negotiations to present candidatures on behalf of the camp, have not yet been initiated.The pro Kabila deputies argue that the age office headed by Mboso N’kodia, must be limited to the management of current affairs, as signified by a judgment of the Constitutional Court. In the background, they fear that a motion of censure against the government of Sylvestre Ilunkamba, close to Kabila could arise and be examined during this session … But long before the convening of the session a controversy on the aspect sanitation was exploding. Officially, two deputies were swept away by the Covid-19 in ten days. According to a medical source at the National Assembly, around thirty others were infected but are asymptomatic. ► Also read: in the DRC, the budget for the extraordinary session of the National Assembly is scandalous