Kagame re-elected RPF Chairman

By IGIHE
On 17 December 2017 at 07:35

As the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi concludes National Congress on Saturday, the party also held elections for the National Executive Committee which saw Paul Kagame retain the position of party’s Chairman.

The RPF National Committee consists of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary General and 22 commissioners, 10 representing youth and 12 representing the general public.

Meanwhile, no changes have been made in the top three positions as beside the Chairman who was retained, Christophe Bazivamo and François Ngarambe were also re-elected the Vice-Chairman and Secretary General respectively.

The National Unity and Reconciliation Commission Executive Secretary, Fidele Ndayisaba fronted incumbent Kagame on chairmanship saying that he is forward-looking and that there is a lot he still has to bring to the party and country in general.

Sheikh Abdoul-Karim Harerimana reiterated the point saying that Kagame is a strategist and delivers on whatever he promises.

On Vice-Chairman, Senator Tito Rutaremara endorsed Bazivamo saying that he has proven capable both as Vice-Chairman and as a civil servant in different positions he has held over the years. "He has also represented us well in East African Legislative Assembly"

Deputy Speaker Jeanne d’Arc Uwimanimpaye endorsed Francois Ngarambe as Secretary General saying that his capabilities are undoubtedly visible to everyone.

Election Results

Kagame was elected at 99,9% with 2,340 out of 2,342 votes cast by members that were present in the congress.

Bazivamo was elected with 2,292 votes out of 2,342 votes while Ngarambe was re-elected by 2,281 voters.

Elected Commissioners

· General Commissioners

GASAMAGERA Wellars; MUSONI James; UWACU Julienne; KABONEKA Francis; HABUMUREMYI Pierre Damien; MUKASINE Marie Claire; GASINZIGWA Odda; TUMUSHIME Francine; SINDIKUBWABO Jean Nepo; MWIZA Esperance; HARELIMANA Abdul Karim; MUKAZAYIRE Nelly.

· Youth commissioners

UWANYIRIGIRA Clarisse; RUSERA Tessy; NDAYISHIMIYE Alain; KWIZERA Christelle; MUGANZA Julien; IGABE Edmond; RUKUNDO Constantin; UWAMARIYA Assumpta; ARUSHA Joel; TUMUSHIME Adrien.

In his closing remarks, Kagame said that the Congress was an occasion for them to recommit to attaining the country’s transformation agenda.

He said they are empowering youth by entrusting them with more responsibilities.


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