By Godwin Agaba, adapted from 256 news.com
All those who hate or oppose President Paul Kagame had better shift to another Country because he is not yet about to go.
13 years from now, he will make 24 years in power. This revelation
was disclosed to us by the Rwandan senior officer (names with held for
his security purposes) who was reacting to Rwanda’s Internal Security
Minister Sheikh Fazil Musa Harerimana interview that was published by
The Chronicles our story of Thursday March 3, 2011 in which is now
calling for the deletion of presidential term limits to allow Mr Kagame
run for office after his current and last constitutional term expires in
“Who tells you that he will go in 2017? I can assure you he is still here. He isn’t going before 2024. Our source confirmed.
Some Politicians in Rwanda are lobbying to amend the constitution and
remove the current presidential terms and to allow Kagame to run for a
third term in office.
Among them is Rwanda’s Internal Security Minister Sheikh Fazil Musa
Harerimana, who is now calling for the deletion of presidential term
limits to allow Mr Kagame run for office after his current and last
constitutional term expires in 2017.
In an interview published by The Chronicles, Harerimana, the leader
of the opposition Idealist Democratic Party (PDI) but working under
Kagame, states that a third term for Mr Kagame “would be very good for
“The constitution should be amended so that people can decide. If Kagame stood again, we would vote for him,” Harerimana said.
In power since April 2000, Kagame was re-elected for a seven-year
second term in office in August 2010 and has since publicly stated that
he has no intention of clinging onto power.
“Personally I don’t want to be involved in or changing the
constitution so that I stay in power and particularly changing the
constitution for that purpose. I would hate it,” Kagame said, shortly
after his re-election last year.
According to Article 101 of the 2003 Rwandan Constitution, “The
President of the Republic is elected for a term of seven years renewable
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