Last Sunday, leaders and members of a political party, PS Imberakuri were involved in a melee that saw the Police intervene, preventing the destruction of property and a potential bloody scuffle.
Such conduct goes contrary to what is expected as minimum qualities of a leader. Good leaders do not only uphold the values of the rule of law, but they are also expected to serve as good examples to the citizenry.
Individuals aspiring for political office regardless of the level, must champion harmony and public good within society. That Police had to be called in to intervene to restore order clearly shows how bankrupt and unfit for office these people are.
On August 9, 2010, Rwandans will be going to the polls for the presidential elections. Political parties are thus expected to demonstrate maturity and good public behaviour.
It is ironical for political parties to be competing for public office on one hand while on the other hand they are blatantly abusing the law they should be protecting.
Rwandans have tasted the fruits of good governance and they are not about to settle for leaders or representatives who are associated with violence and thuggery.