Congo’s presidential candidate Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, has died on Sunday, due to Covid-19 complications.
Kolelas who is one of the main contenders, in Congo-Brazzaville’s presidential race died on’died on plane to France’ after becoming seriously ill with the deadly virus.
Mr Kolelas’ campaign director who spoke to AFP news agency said, he “died in the medical aircraft which came to get him from Brazzaville on Sunday afternoon”.
On his political ambition before his death, the 61-year-old tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, the last day of election campaigns, BBC reports.
On his health status, it was also revealed that Kolelas was diabetic and was one of six candidates running against President Sassou Nguesso, 77.
Interestingly, observers during Sunday’s election revealed that there was low participation but it was smooth.
A day before the election, Mr Kolelas was filmed looking weak and wearing an oxygen mask, but encouraging voters to go cast their ballots.
Going memory lane, Kolelas who previously held the position of minister of fishing and civil servants was the son of a former prime minister.
The electoral law doesn’t annul the election if one of the candidates dies.