Voting is an obligation and privilege of every Rwandan

Dear editor, As citizens of this country we live in, we are very privileged because we have a numerous amount of rights that other citizens of other countries do not have.

Dear editor,
 
As citizens of this country we live in, we are very privileged because we have a numerous amount of rights that other citizens of other countries do not have.

One of the most basic, yet one of the most important rights we share is our freedom to choose people to lead our country.

This may not sound like a real privilege or freedom, but I am convinced that it is. Imagine not agreeing with your government and being killed or held hostage as a direct result of your disagreement.

On the other hand, imagine having to sneak into underground polling places due to your fear of being killed while merely trying to vote for your candidate, and for what you feel is the betterment of your country.

Unfortunately, these scenarios are very real and it happens in many countries around the world today. With this in mind I hope that you as a citizen will make an effort to do what is best for this country by exercising your right to vote come next month on the 15th of September.

No matter who you feel would be the best choice to join our parliament for the next five years, you have an obligation to express your opinion and vote. By voting, you are doing exactly what you are expected of as a citizen.

So please do every one a favour by exercising your rights, getting out there, and voting. If not for you, or for me, then for the advancement of our beloved country’s democracy.

I assure you that after the election is over, even if your candidate does not win, you will feel much better because you made an effort to do what you sincerely felt was the right thing for your country.

Remera

 

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