"It's like leading an animal to the slaughterhouse. It doesn't realize until it gets there what is in store for it," said Jerome Bonso, coordinator of the Coalition for Peaceful and Transparent Elections. "They led us into this election. The population was not prepared for it. And now there is a real risk of conflict when the results come out."From FreeFairDRC:
“My sense is that many Congolese have begun to seriously question whether their votes will be counted – and whether the result of these elections can be legitimately called free and fair,” Mr. Nzeza said. “My deepest fear is that serious violence will result.’’From the Telegraph:
"It is a difficult task, but they had time, and what we have seen today has been a very unprofessional, amateur attempt at all levels," said Marc-Andre Lagrange, Congo analyst with the International Crisis Group.From Reuters:
"The people were very happy to be able to vote and express themselves, where they could, but it is clear that many were frustrated that they were not able to do so."
A leader of the Carter Center election observer mission, John Stremlau, said the organisation had flagged logistical problems ahead of the vote.
"What we are seeing is the cost of that in a lot of voters who are frustrated and not getting to the polls in time and not being given clear instructions as to how the procedure will work," he told Reuters.