East African Community Leaders, South Africa’s Ramaphosa Congratulate DRC’s Tshisekedi On Re-Election Victory 

East African Community Leaders, South Africa’s Ramaphosa Congratulate DRC’s Tshisekedi On Re-Election Victory 

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Leaders from the East African Community (EAC) have conveyed their congratulations to Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi following his successful re-election for a second term in office.

Presidents including Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda, William Ruto of Kenya, and Samia Suluhu of Tanzania have all commended Tshisekedi for his victory, expressing their enthusiasm for continued collaboration with DRC.

President Museveni has thus praised Tshisekedi for his positive contributions to regional initiatives and conveyed Uganda’s eagerness for deeper cooperation with the DRC.


“I take this opportunity, on behalf of the Ugandans, to congratulate H.E Felix Tshisekedi on winning the electoral contest in Congo, as announced by the Electoral Commission,” Museveni said in his congratulatory message.

“H.E Tshisekedi has positively contributed to the efforts of the region by bringing Congo into the East African Community and by allowing us to work with the Congo Army in dismantling the ADF in Eastern Congo,” he added.


President Ruto of Kenya hailed Tshisekedi’s victory as a significant moment in the democratic history of the DRC and underscored the importance of enhancing Kenya-DRC relations.

“Sincere congratulations to my brother His Excellency Felix Tshisekedi, the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for a well-deserved victory,” President Ruto said.

Additionally, President Suluhu of Tanzania joined in congratulating President Tshisekedi and further expressed her eagerness to continue fostering relations between Tanzania and the DRC and highlighted the importance of regional collaboration.


“Heartfelt congratulations to His Excellency, President Félix Tshisekedi on being re-elected as the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

Other African leaders who have congratulated President Tshisekedi include; South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa and Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye.

DRC’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) on December 31 published the provisional results of the presidential election of 20 December 2023, showing Tshisekedi had won the race with 73% of the total votes counted. 

Moise Katumba came second with 3.2 million votes representing 18% while Martin Fayulu was third with 960,478 votes (5.3%). 

CENI said the declarations were based on results from 64,196 Polling and Counting Stations out of the 75,478.

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