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DECLARATION : INTENTIONS TO FIELD A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda declares its intentions to field an opposition Presidential Candidate in the upcoming August 2010 elections.

The Party Flag bearer will be Mr. Frank HABINEZA, the founding President of the Party.

After a lot of inquiries and speculation from different media houses both in Rwanda and outside Rwanda, the Executive Committee of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda declares its intentions to field an opposition Presidential Candidate in the upcoming August 2010 elections.

Our participation in the upcoming presidential elections is on condition of the Party Registration before the end of June 2010. The Party Flag bearer will be Mr. Frank HABINEZA, the founding President of the Party.

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda will submit once again a request to Gasabo District to allow it hold its party founding congress on 4th June 2010 and allow us participate in the World Environmental Day cerebrations, which will be held on International Level in Rwanda. We hope that once the Congress is successful, we will immediately submit our complete dossier requesting for registration to the Ministry of Local Government, which normally doesn’t delay in dealing with such matters, is expected to register the party before the deadline of submitting nominations of Presidential Candidates between 24th June - 2nd July 2010.

We hope the District will give us a quick and positive response. We recently re-organized our party and got new Executive Committee members, we don’t have any internal problem. The Police had written to us, assuring its commitment to protect us in case we got the permission from the District, we are hopeful that we shall not have any security problem. Since it’s in Government’s roles and obligations to ensure security for all Rwandans, including ourselves, we are hopeful to have a peaceful and successful congress.

We call upon the Rwandan Government to open up political space and allow opposition parties to participate in the upcoming presidential elections.

Issued at Kigali, 17th May 2010

Signed by The National Executive Committee :

Names and Position :

1. Mr. Frank HABINEZA, President

2. Mr. Andre RWISEREKA KAGWA, First Vice President

3. Ms. Jeanine UWINEZA, Second Vice President

4. Ms. Didacienne KANGEYO, Secretary General

5. Mr. Jean Claude NTEZIMANA, Deputy Secretary General

6. Mr. Alexis MUGISHA, Treasurer General

7. Ms. Carine MAOMBI, Deputy Treasurer General

8. Ms. Diane MUYISENGE, Communication Secretary