The Party FDU-Inkingi was stunned to learn from the media that the Ishema Party led by Thomas Nahimana has appointed in its government in exile, the FDU-Inkingi’s President, Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, currently political prisoner in Rwanda.
The Party FDU-Inkingi would like to make it crystal clear to the public that: The suggestion that the FDU-Inkingi’s President, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, could be a member of the auto-proclaimed government in exile led by Thomas Nahimana is null and void as far as the Party FDU-Inkingi is concerned.
The leadership of the Party FDU-Inkingi, including its President, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza has never been party to the idea of forming a government in exile. Indeed, as the world knows, the Party took a solemn decision to carry out its political struggle inside Rwanda at whatever cost.
The Party’s President, the 1st Vice-President and Secretary General are in Rwanda. Its President, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, decided to leave the green pastures in Europe and take the party to Rwanda in 2010 when others, including some of those who are trying to go back to Rwanda were fleeing the country. The position has not changed.
The Party FDU-Inkingi had deliberately avoided getting involved in this latest political experiment after due consideration and resisted provocation from those claiming to be experts on the Rwandan political situation.
We request other political parties to show mutual respect and normal courtesy to our party and particularly the Party’s President, Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, the icon of democracy and selflessness, by avoiding to drag her into this imbroglio political game.
Done in Kigali, Rwanda, on February 20, 2017.