Rwanda independents, polls body differ over signatures
Saturday July 1 2017
Independent candidate Diane Rwigara in Kigali after announcing her intention to run for president. PHOTO | CYRIL NDEGEYA
Only RPF candidate President Paul Kagame and opposition Democratic Green Party met the requirements.
Mr Mwenedata and Ms Rwigara questioned the NEC signature verification process, which disqualified many of their signatories, both of them falling short of the required 600 signatures, at least 12 from each of the 30 districts.
The independent candidates met NEC officials on Thursday but say they were denied access to the lists which they provided to see which signatures were disqualified or not, so that they can proceed to look for more.