Jean Pierre Bemba Gombo calls on the national deputies of his party, the Movement for the Liberation of the Congo (MLC), to consult before any parliamentary initiative. In a press release published last Thursday, April 23, the president of the MLC indicates that “any initiative of the elected MLC in the deliberative assemblies must be defined as a common cause”.“It seems to me appropriate to recall that the elected members of the MLC, national deputies, provincial deputies and senators represent the people in their respective assemblies, despite the chaotic nature of the last elections and hold party mandates. Also in order to maintain discipline and guarantee the coherence of the political line of the party, any initiative of elected MLC in deliberative assemblies must be defined as a common cause, therefore, it is imperative that it be previously agreed upon. within the parliamentary group. Any non-concerted parliamentary initiative commits only its initiator. Both the parliamentary group and the party will not be accountable for the political consequences of individual initiatives, ”warns Jean Pierre Bemba.
This development comes at a time when MLC deputy Jean-Jacques Mamba, in correspondence with Jean-Marc Kabund, demanded his resignation from his post as first vice-president of the National Assembly.
The elected official of Lukunga estimates that the allegation of Kabund on the amount of 7 million American dollars necessary for the convocation of a congress, sums which he was unable to justify by concrete elements of evidence, does not correspond to the “height” required by its function.
An initiative that sparked reactions, some suspecting it was targeting the ruling party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) or the head of state Félix Tshisekedi.