Friday, April 22, 2011

FDU-Inkingi Locked in Leadership Tussle

Disagreements have locked the leadership of the yet-to-be registered United Democratic Forces (FDU-INKINGI) opposition party regarding the arrest of two men by police as the European arm of the party calls them party leaders while its leaders in Kigali say they are no longer its members.

In a press statement sent to news agencies around Europe including Belga, a Dutch news agency, Ndagijimana Benoit, the Secretary General of FDU-INKINGI who is based in the Netherlands said the two men arrested, Norbert Manirafasha and Hagabimana Anastasius were its leaders adding that his party was closely monitoring the developments, hoping they are still alive.

Ndagijimana said the two leaders had been arrested in  Kigali on Wednesday afternoon and that they didn’t know the circumstances or reasons for their arrest.

But in an exclusive interview with Contact FM this Friday, Boniface Twagirimana, the vice president of FDU-INKINGI based here in Kigali disowned both the two men arrested as well as Ndagijimana, the Secretary General.

Ingabire Victoire Umuhoza, leader of FDU-INKINGI has been in detention since October 14 last year on charges of forming a terrorist group, CDF as an armed wing of FDU/INKINGI and threatening state security.

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