Kagame warns foreign envoys against meddling in Rwanda polls
Wednesday July 5 2017
Rwandan President Paul Kagame at a press conference after presenting his credentials as RPF presidential candidate for the August 4 elections in Kigali on June 22, 2017. PHOTO | CYRIL NDEGEYA
The ruling RPF Inkotanyi’s presidential candidate said foreign envoys should “stop fuelling fire” while describing the ‘interference’ as a “bizarre situation”.
His remarks came days after several diplomats including the EU, ambassadors from the UK, South Korea and the US visited the electoral commission to “understand better” the vetting process which left out independent presidential candidates on the provisional list.
In a veiled reference to the US-Russian election interference allegations, President Kagame said that the same people meddling in Rwanda’s election are the same ones crying about their country's poll intrusion from elsewhere, almost going to war for it.