Mukabaramba concedes defeat

PPC presidential candidate, Dr. Alvera Mukabaramba, has conceded defeat in the just concluded election which returned RPF candidate Paul Kagame to power.

PPC presidential candidate, Dr. Alvera Mukabaramba, has conceded defeat in the just concluded election which returned RPF candidate Paul Kagame to power.

Mukabaramba, the only woman in the race, came last, scrapping a paltry 0.4 percent of the votes cast, behind PL’s Prosper Higiro (1.37 percent) and Dr Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo of PSD, who came a distant second with 5.15 percent.

Kagame emerged the winner in the August 9 poll with a resounding 93.08 percent, according to the overall provisional results released yesterday by the Chairman of the National Electoral Commission, Prof. Chrysologue Karangwa.

Speaking to The New Times by telephone, yesterday, Mukabaramba said that she accepted Kagame’s triumph saying that the voters had made their choice.
“Elections were peaceful and transparent, and I accept the outcome,” she said.

“The electorate voted for the candidate of their choice and I don’t have any objection to that; I accept and respect the results that came from the election”.

The PPC candidate thanked her supporters and all Rwandans for peacefully participating in the entire electoral process.

“I thank all the people who voted for PPC for their trust in me and for supporting our party all through,” she stressed.

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