The 31 national deputies invalidated by the Constitutional Court after the creation of the Special Chamber for correcting errors will enjoy all the advantages such as those who sit in the National Assembly, but without participating in the Plenary. This was revealed by G31 spokesman Louis d'Or Balekelayi on Thursday (January 02th), while thanking the Head of State, Felix Tshisekedi and the various authorities of the country.
"We are announcing very, very good news on behalf of the group of 31 MPs who have been victims of the overlay stoppages. In the specifications we presented to the authorities of the republic, we had requested the official recognition of our status as national deputies. But also access to all the benefits due to colleagues who are sitting at the level of the Chamber, including those who have gone to sit fraudulently through the procedure for correcting material errors. We can now inform both national and international opinion, it is done," he said on the microphone of our actualitE colleagues. Cd.
According to Louis d'Or Balekelayi, this information was relayed to them by the highest authorities in the country. They have told them that the modus operandi of this measure will be known at the next inter-institutional meeting scheduled for next January. Moreover, these aggrieved Members had demanded official recognition of their status as national Deputies and the benefits due to elected representatives, but without the right to sit.
As a reminder, these deputies 31 deputies were confirmed by the High Court before being invalidated to be invalid by the special chamber of correction of material errors created by the Court. These 31 MEPs had rejected the judgments of this special committee on the night of 03-04 July, calling them "overlay stops".