The Minister of Local Government, James Musoni, has issued a stern warning to politicians who violate the constitution and the rule of law by politicking along ethnic lines.
In a press statement released yesterday, Musoni advised politicians to follow fundamental principles and the country’s constitution and the rule of law.
“Whatever they do should not be a stumbling block to people’s peace, unity and security,” the statement reads in part.
“Politicians and all those who wish to practice politics are not allowed to do anything that undermines the sovereignty of Rwanda and its citizens.”
In a subsequent interview, Musoni said that there are some politicians who have resorted to using words and actions that incite divisionism among Rwandans and undermine other politicians which he called unacceptable.
All those who want to practice politics, he said, should do it within the confines of the existing laws, cautioning that anyone who goes against this will face the long arm of justice.
“All Rwandan citizens are bound by the Constitution, in disregard of their political affiliations and no one should be above the law,” the Minister said.
He further noted that being in the opposition does not mean one should not follow the law and the country’s Constitution.
“People misinterpret democracy into violation of the law. This government has set laws that govern it. It has achieved peace, unity and it will not entertain anyone who wants to turn this around,” Musoni warned.
He warned all those who plan to use the forthcoming Presidential elections to cause chaos that they have no place, advising them instead to practice politics that help Rwandans develop.