party Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)’s presidential
candidate Paul Kagame, who is seeking a third term, has
launched his campaigns in his childhood home town of
Ruhango District, Southern Rwanda.
President Kagame has been president since 2000 when he
was elected transitional president by ministers and
members of parliament following the resignation of then
President Pasteur Bizimungu. Kagame was then reelected
in 2003 and 2010.
Green Party of Rwanda’s Frank Habineza, who is running
for presidency for the first time, kicked off his
presidential campaign in Rusizi District, Western
Rwanda, while Philippe Mpayimana, an independent
candidate, launched his presidential bid in Bugesera
District, Eastern Province.
arrival at the campaign venue in Ruhango District,
Kagame was welcomed by thousands of his supporters
chanting RPF slogans and songs.
what we have achieved under the current government, this
is the time to even double the effort to take our
country where it deserves to be. I promise you, we will
achieve more than what has been registered in the
country seven years ago,” Kagame told supporters amidst
thunderous applause from the audience.
managed to grab attention of scores of supporters in
Rusizi District who came to listen to his manifesto.
“I will make
sure that under my party’s government, we shall achieve
what the current regime has failed to achieve,” he
moved around the town of Bugesera district presenting
his manifesto to supporters after he struggled to get
supporters at his campaign venue.