Upon thorough examination of the declaration of the recent general assembly of representatives of overseas members, the Interim Executive Committee of FDU-INKINGI would like to inform all Rwandans and friends of Rwanda that it welcomes the general assembly of representatives of overseas members and is fully committed to the conclusions reached in Brussels, Belgium, on February 26, 2011.
The Interim Executive Committee of FDU-INKINGI would also like to renew its confidence in the Coordination Committee, which is the sole official channel operating in exile that bridges the gap between FDU-INKINGI in Rwanda and its members still in exile. We reiterate our total commitment to continue to work together for a peaceful democratic change in Rwanda.
We seize this opportunity to denounce the ongoing joint operations between the regime’s secret services and the prosecution aimed at training and coercing 29 men suspected of being behind grenade attacks that rocked the country last year in Kigali and other parts of the country to hatch false testimonies against incarcerated and exiled political opponents. These suspects are accused of supporting a terrorist network, recruiting and belonging to a terrorist group, planning and executing activities aimed at causing state insecurity and mass murder. They are being trained to bargain guilty pleas and volunteer false accusations against all opposition leaders of being the virtual leaders of such a terrorist network. The leaders on the hit-list include Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Mr. Bernard Ntaganda, Deo Mushayidi, Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa, Col. Patrick Karegeya, Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, Dr. Gerald Gahima, Mr. Paul Rusesabagina, Col. Rugigana Ngabo and many others.
On the other side, some of those grenades suspects claim to act on behalf of FDLR rebellion and surprisingly repatriated key FDLR leaders are given free press to abuse the opposition leaders linking them to their deeds and are never officially charged with those acts.
We remind all Rwandans in general and members of FDU-INKINGI in particular to be aware of the malicious nature of the regime’s meddling into our internal affairs in order to sow divisions aimed at splitting the party into two rival factions similar to what happened within the party PS-IMBERAKURI where some party leaders got bribed to destroy the party. The same tactics have been used against the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda where some party leaders left the party with comments against the leadership of Mr. Frank Habineza. Those manoeuvrings are now used to derail wayward and vacillating party members. The public should be aware of those practices and dismiss any publication from other people claiming to be FDU-Inkingi Executive Bureau in exile or any remote-controlled ghost branch to operate soon in Rwanda. We can't hold political meetings in Rwanda as the government has banned the registration of our political party and instead is keeping our leader, Ms. Victoire Ingabire, in maximum prison.
The Interim Executive Committee elected in Kigali on 12 March 2010 and led by Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza is the only official organ of the FDU-INKINGI. The use of the party logo and emails by some dissents is not acceptable. We kindly demand them to halt those habits aiming to tarnish the party's good image before we consider legal settlements in their host countries for false impersonation.
For the Interim Executive Committee of FDU-INKINGI