The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is no stranger to political instability, and the 2023 presidential election is likely to be no different. In a country that has been plagued by violence, widespread corruption, and a lack of democratic culture, the stakes are high for this election. This is particularly true in light of the recent announcement of Moise Katumbi’s candidacy. Katumbi, a prominent businessman and politician, is seen as an independent and reform-minded candidate who could be a catalyst for change in the DRC. His candidacy has been met with both excitement and trepidation, as many worry that his ethnicity could cause a major crisis in the country. Katumbi is of Tutsi descent, and his candidacy has reignited debates about the Tutsi minority in the DRC. This could potentially lead to further violence and unrest in the country. The tight election schedule is also a cause for concern. The elections are set to take place in December 2023, which is less than two years away. This leaves little time for the election commission to adequately prepare and ensure a fair and secure election. This is especially worrying in light of the fact that the security situation in the DRC is already fragile. Analysts and observers of the DRC are concerned about the upcoming 2023 presidential election. They fear that the lack of democratic culture among the candidates and the ongoing debates about Katumbi’s ethnicity could further deteriorate the security situation in the country. They are also worried about the election commission’s ability to ensure a fair and secure election, given the tight schedule. These issues must be addressed in order to ensure that the 2023 presidential election in the DRC is free, fair, and secure.