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08.08.2017 16:32 Category: MINALOC News

OBSERVERS HAIL RWANDA’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AS FREE AND FAIR


August 8, 2017

Independent Presidential elections observers in Rwanda have hailed Rwanda’s elections as transparent, peaceful, free and fair.

This observation emanates from the Joint Elections Observation Mission by the African Diaspora in Europe and the African Civil Society.

The remarks were made today as the team met with the Minister of Local Government and his team at his offices in Kacyiru, Gasabo District.

The Observers sought to know the secret behind Rwanda’s peaceful, incident-free, free and fair presidential elections, where all candidates respect each other and public order prevailed for everyone, despite the legacy of the genocide against Tutsi, only 23 years ago.

Minister Kaboneka and his team said; “the only secret is good governance, visionary leadership and pursuit of common interest above individuals”.

Above all, Minister Kaboneka noted; “President Kagame has been working hard to rebuild the country, to unite all Rwandans, to ensure their full security and welfare, and he proved to be a selfless Leader. That is why; he got the landslide vote as recognition of his deeds”.

The only challenge, observers noted, “was a clear imbalance in means and resources amongst the candidates”.

The observers said; “those who criticized these elections are not fair”.

The Observation team was composed of twenty five persons. They have been in Rwanda since July 20th, and they covered the entire campaigns and elections periods. They are led by Mr Amoikon Eba, who was the Head of Mission and Spokesperson. He resides in Paris, France.