Edmond Lukusa to join Paul Donnelly in Mulhuddart election bid

A little bit of history as Sinn Féin announces first “new” Irish election candidate

Sinn Féin have announced that Edmond Lukusa will join Paul Donnelly on the ballot sheet as both men bid to capture a seat on Fingal County Council in the Mulhuddart electoral area next May. Lukusa is the party’s first “new” Irish candidate to seek elected office.

Lukusa who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been an Irish citizen since 2007. He has been living in Mulhuddart with his wife Jeanne and two young children for the past seven years. He is currently Chairperson of the Congolese Consortium of Ireland – a voluntary role.

Commenting on his selection by the party as a candidate, Lukusa said:
“I am deeply honoured to have been chosen by local party members to join Paul Donnelly on the ballot sheet in next May’s local elections. I made the decision to join Sinn Féin six years ago believing, as I still do, that they are the only party out there standing up for ordinary citizens.”

“I have extensive experience in a number of diverse projects and community organisations and I have developed skills and knowledge in politics whilst I was member of the UDPS political party in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I previously served as their Deputy Representative here in Ireland. I believe this experience and knowledge will be an asset to me as I bid to become a county councillor and it is my intention to advocate for all citizens and the entire community throughout Dublin 15 if elected.”

“My campaign has effectively started and I am looking forward to meeting local people, groups and organisations, to listen to their concerns, hopes and plans for the future. I am running in this election to win. It’s game on.”

Running mate Paul Donnelly also congratulated Edmond on his selection. He said:
“I want to congratulate Edmond on his selection as our second candidate in Mulhuddart. The decision by us to field a second candidate is testament to our growth in the area over the past number of years. Edmond’s selection is also reflective of how diverse this constituency is. I am looking forward to hitting the doors with him and I am pretty confident we can win two seats in the new eight seat constituency.”

Comments

  1. John M. Luyindula says:

    I would like to congratulate mr. Edmon Lukusa for being chosen as candidate for local election 2014, and ensuring that myself and family members will support you next year.

    Papa Jean
    Corduff-Grove

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