HUYE - Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) members in the eight districts of the Southern Province over the week-end voted overwhelming for incumbent President Paul Kagame as their party candidate at the district level.
The primaries are part of the process to select a candidate to represent the party in the forthcoming Presidential elections slated for August 9 this year.
Results from several districts of the Province show that Kagame carried the districts of Gisagara, Muhanga, Nyamagabe and Ruhango.
According to Fidele Ndayisaba, the RPF-Inkotanyi chairman in the Province, party primaries have given party members right from the village level a chance to decide who their next leader will be. This is contrary to the past where the party candidate was decided at the National Congress.
“Party primaries have shown how RPF is popular right from the village level, party members have overwhelmingly voted for incumbent President Paul Kagame and we hope he will lead the party is this years Presidential polls,” said Ndayisaba.
In Gisagara district, Kagame’s challenger; Leandre Karekezi polled 104 votes of the 328 votes cast.
The party primaries will continue at the Provincial level on May 9 this month culminating in the National Executive elections where the party candidate for the August presidential polls will be unveiled.