Five candidates vying for senatorial seats in the Northern Province, Tuesday held a campaign rally in Gakenke District to appeal for votes fromm members of the electoral college, after similar campaign rallies were held in Musanze and Burera respectively.
The candidates presented their credentials and read their manifestos, during the campaigns presided over by the vice president of the National Electoral Commission’s Fatuma Harerimana.
They included Narcise Musabyeyezu, Evariste Bizimana, Vincent Byamugema, Anastasie Nyirangorore and Rusingiza Arthur.
The commission distributed voters cards to the members of Electoral College made up of councillors from districts and sectors who were urged to ensure that the elections ran smoothly on the Election Day.
The NEC barred two candidates, Narcise Musabyeyezu, and Evariste Bizimana, from displaying their posters until they remove the national flag printed on them.
Musabyeyezu, promised to promote education, good governance and economic development by primarily focusing on the welfare of teachers and furthering their education.
“I will focus on elimination of ignorance; every sector should have a secondary school. Teachers should at least further their studies all over the country, and have improved living standards,’’ Musabyeyezu said.
Anastasie Nyirangorore, 44, a lawyer by profession promised to advocate for equal opportunities for men and women, elimination of corruption and injustice.
“The local people need close monitoring to see that their welfare improves. We need to get close to the local people, their health status, while education of their children needs monitoring,” Nyirangorore said.
Vincent Byamugema, 57, a former director of cabinet, pledged quick development especially close monitoring and evaluation in the implementation of government policies.