The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has released the final list of three qualified candidates as incumbent President Paul Kagame, Frank Habineza and Philippe Mpayimana.
It shows the incumbent Paul Kagame of RPF Inkotanyi, Dr Frank Habineza representing Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and an independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana.
These three are among 6 candidates in total who submitted their credentials to The National Electoral Commission.
Diane Rwigara, BarafindaSegikubo Fred, and Gilbert Mwenedata are disqualified for not fulfilling the required conditions such as the acquisition of 600 signatures.
Only one candidate who was not on the provisional list is an independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana.
The confirmation was done basing on the 99th article regulating the elections.
The President of the NEC Prof MbandaKalisa said that the inspection has shown that Rwigara Diane presented forged signatures of dead people. Diane Rwigara, BarafindaSegikubo Fred, and Gilbert Mwenedata are disqualified.
Barafinda was unable to get the 600 signatures as he got 350 people while Diane got 572 valid signatures.