The Minister of Local Government, Francis Kaboneka has requested voters to be cautious with presidential aspirants soliciting signatures qualifying them to register their candidature.
Kaboneka made the call on Friday in a consultative meeting that brought together local government officials in Eastern Province on theme; ‘Let’s promote good governance, upholding achievements, offering good services’.
“We are getting closer to elections. Some candidates will come soliciting your signatures. You have to be cautious,” he said.
The governor of Eastern Province, Judith Mukazayire also asked residents to be well prepared for upcoming elections urging local leaders to mobilize voters into getting all requirements enabling participation in elections.
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced last week that independent presidential aspirants should start soliciting for 600 signatures countrywide as required by law.
The NEC executive secretary, Charles Munyaneza unveiled that contenders are left with few days to solicit for the signatures of supporters saying it is required to make the list one month or 30 days before registering for candidature according to regulations.
Presidential polls in Rwanda are slated for 4th August 2017 inside the country and 3rd August 2017 for Rwanda Diaspora.