Although the date for President Kagame’ s Oath is not yet officially established, the Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou has confirmed his attendance for the swearing in Ceremony of Presidential Elect- Paul Kagame.
National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced the final results at 98% of the electoral vote. Since the announcement, different leaders have written to President Kagame, congratulating him on his re-election.
Through his twitter handle, towards the end of this week, Niger’s President Issoufou congratulated him for the victory, confirming his presence during the presidential Oath.
He said, “As well I am happy about Brother Paul Kagame’s good victory, thereby confirming my presence during his next Oath.”
President Kagame thanked Issouffou, and welcomed him, saying “Thank you Brother Issoufou Mahamadou. You are welcome to Kigali.”
A 66-year-old Issoufou last visited Rwanda in May for the Transform Africa Summit.
Rwanda’s constitution stipulates that the President elect must be sworn not later than 30 days after his election, and the oath must be administered by the President of the Supreme Court.
When President Kagame was taking an oath of office in 2010, over 10 Heads of State attended including; Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, Joseph Kabila of DR Congo, the former President of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaore, Ali Ben Gabon Francois Bozize, the former president of Central Africa, Thomas YayiBoni Benin, Good Luck Jonathan, the former president of Nigeria, the former president of Kenya Mwai Kibaki, Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, the late Bingu wa Mutharika Malawi, Late Rupiah Banda Zambia, IdrissDeby of Chad and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia the late MelesZenawi and Ellen –Sirleaf of Sierra Leone.