Ruling party has the right to summon officials – SG

KIGALI - The Secretary General of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF), François Ngarambe, yesterday said that the ruling party had the right to summon any public official to account for their mistakes.
RPF Secretary General, Francois Ngarambe
RPF Secretary General, Francois Ngarambe

KIGALI - The Secretary General of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF), François Ngarambe, yesterday said that the ruling party had the right to summon any public official to account for their mistakes.

Ngarambe was referring to allegations by exiled former Ambassador to India, Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa, who claimed to have fled because the RPF had interrogated him and wanted to force him to confess to crimes he never committed.

“Why should he question my asking him to give a report to RPF on duties he was assigned to by the nation? His assignment as Rwanda’s Ambassador to India was political and not military,” Ngarambe told a press conference at his offices.

“But you know, some people seeking refuge sometimes tend to concoct sensational reasons”.

Ngarambe explained that by summoning Kayumba, he wasn’t interfering with the work of security and judicial organs, but that he only asked him to put into writing the mistakes he admitted to have committed.

“It is the RPF that made Kayumba an Ambassador, it is the RPF that made it possible for him to become a General,” Ngarambe pointed out.

He added that the RPF had been at the forefront of spurring this nation to prosperity, and was confident that the people were aware of the fact.

The Secretary General revealed that it is the RPF Congress that would choose its candidate for the forthcoming Presidential elections set for August.

“We will announce our candidate in May,” he said.

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