Posters naming DRC's Kabila as candidate appear in capital

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A vendor sits at a bus stand with a picture of President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo on December 31, 2016. New posters in the capital Kinshasa show Joseph Kabila as a presidential candidate in controversial December elections meant to end his rule. FILE PHOTO | REUTERS 

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Posters published by supporters of the Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling party show Joseph Kabila as a presidential candidate in controversial December elections meant to end his rule.

"Our candidate Joseph Kabila," reads one of the posters alongside his picture, signed by the Friends of Mova Sakanyi, a group of activists which support the ruling People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD).

The posters seen in Kinshasa "are part of a dangerous political strategy put in place by the PPRD" in an attempt to prepare opinion for Kabila to seek a third term, Georges Kapiamba, the president of the Congolese Association for Access to Justice told AFP.

"We condemn this attitude and appeal to President Kabila's sense o