Politics

OLUCOME chairman withdraws from “Forum Citoyen” aiming at opposing change of Constitution

The platform of the Burundi opposition in exile CNARED organized from 9 to 11 March in Leuven in Belgium, a meeting to create a ‘Forum Citoyen’ which gathers members of the political opposition, leaders of civil society organizations as well as some journalists living in exile. The objective of the meeting was to discuss how to block the constitutional referendum scheduled for May 2018, said Jean Minani, the chairman of CNARED. “This period is crucial, it is time to work in synergy,” he told participants in the meeting.

Gabriel Rufyiri, “OLUCOME code of ethics does not match with the ideology of ‘Forum Citoyen’

Gabriel Rufyiri, “OLUCOME code of ethics does not match with the ideology of ‘Forum Citoyen’

Gabriel Rufyiri, the chairman of the local NGO fighting against corruption OLUCOME who participated in the meeting indicates that he withdraws from ‘Forum Citoyen’ arguing that OLUCOME code of ethics does not match with the ideology of ‘Forum Citoyen’.

He also says he participated in the meeting because he does not support the policy of the empty chair. “I was invited, that is the reason why I attended the meeting,” says Rufyiri adding that he will not participate in the meeting of the coordinating committee of ‘Forum citoyen’ though he was elected.

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