CNDD-FDD vows to not tolerate whoever would disrupt peace and security

On the occasion of the celebration of the 4th anniversary of the nomination of President Pierre Nkurunziza by his party as a candidate for the 2015 presidential elections this April 25 2019, the boss of the ruling CNDD-FDD vows intolerance to whoever would disrupt peace and security.

Evariste Ndayishimiye, Secretary General of the ruling party CNDD-FDD

“ CNDD-FDD party once again affirms that it will never tolerate anyone who wants to slow down the stage already reached in safeguarding peace, national harmony, security and democracy with the intention of coming to power by force,” has said Evariste Ndayishimiye, Secretary General of the party.

Some politicians and members of the civil society protested President Nkurunziza’s candidacy for his own succession which they considered illegal and unconstitutional. This disagreement between supporters and opponents of Nkurunziza’s re-election plunged the country into a crisis that drove thousands of Burundians to flee the country to neighboring countries.

Mr Ndayishimiye believes that these Burundian refugees fled the rumors. He calls on them to return to the fold. “CNDD-FDD calls on countries that hold Burundian refugees hostage to abide by the international refugee conventions and allow them to return to Burundi in order to fully enjoy their rights,” says the CNDD-FDD boss.

Frédéric Bamvuginyumvira, a political opponent in exile, says security conditions allowing the return of refugees are not met. He accuses members of the CNDD-FDD youth wing and local and security authorities of abusing opponents. He reports cases of political intolerance in the country. He refers to members of the opposition party CNL killed in Butihinda commune of Muyinga province in northeastern Burundi.