Kagama powers on
KIGALI: Rwandans voted in a presidential election yesterday expected to extend President Paul Kagame’s 17 years in power, and a senior ruling party official said he saw no reason why the controversial leader should not stand again in seven years time.
Kagame won the last election in 2010 with 93% of the vote and during this campaign for a further seven-year term, said he expected an outright victory. He cast his vote at the Rugunga polling station.
“If the people of Rwanda wishes it like that then what is the problem?” said Christophe Bazivamo, the deputy head of the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front.