Congo candidate Mokoko 'receives police summons' on eve of poll

Congolese presidential candidate Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko speaks during an interview at his residence in Brazzaville on March 19, 2016Congo presidential candidate general Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko told AFP Saturday he had received a fresh police summons to report to authorities on the eve of the election, slamming what he termed a bid to torpedo his hopes of standing. The former army chief is running against incumbent President Denis Sassou Nguesso and faced police questioning last month after a video emerged on the Internet allegedly implicating him in an attempted coup. Mokoko’s campaign organisers have dismissed as fake the video, taken sometime in the early 2000s and which appeared shortly after he held his first campaign rally on February 13.

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