Anglican prelate Bishop Alexis Birindabagabo of Gahini diocese has said that supporting and participating in government programs is not tantamount to politicking.
Bishop Birindabagaho is involved in the program of fighting drug abuse dubbed ‘the neighbor’s eye’ and another ‘Peace Plan’, an organization working with Christian churches in Rwanda to support peace.
Such involvement in government programs prompted people to perceive him as a politician which he has refuted.
“I didn’t know that people perceive me as a politician. I support good deeds and fight evil. It is easy to resist evil when you do not laud good deeds. You can’t always raise the voice of criticism even when there are good achievements. That is my character. Whoever thinks otherwise is out of my concern,” he said on Friday last week in press briefing.
Bishop Birindabagabo explained that as a Rwandan he has rights to publicly declare if he wanted to become a politician.
“I am passionate about my activities that I don’t want to do anything else. I praise God when I preach leading to people’s salvation and good health,” he said.
“I have equal rights like all Rwandans to publicly declare that I have joined politics. However it should be taken as rumors as long as I have not publicly declared so,” he added.