HOST: Serge Ndayizeye
TOPIC:JEUNE AFRIQUE: PAUL KAGAME ATI NINVA KU BUTEGETSI BAZAVUGA KO NAGIZE UBWOBA
If your decision is to run for another term, you know very well what the opposition and a section of the international community would say. That all these debate were manipulated and orchestrated, that you had no intention of stepping down…
Whether my decision is that one or the opposite, it would not change anything. Those who think that they have been given the mandate to manage Rwanda on behalf of Rwandans have decided long ago to fabricate their own history and elaborated their own scenario. Let’s imagine that I don’t run in 2017: they will say that people rejected me that the situation was no longer bearable, that I fled, I was afraid, and who knows what else. Let’s imagine that I run: it will be a proof that I am an autocrat. In one way or another, narratives made up externally are and will always be negative. But those narratives don’t matter. What matters for Rwandans, is progress, the quality of their life, good governance and the vision that their leaders are capable of. All the rest is trivial.