FDU-Inkingi Presidential Candidate Victoire Ingabire Ends Her 16 Years Of Exile
As promised to all Rwandans in exile, Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, accompanied by three un-named UDF-Inkingi’s grassroots members, has left Amsterdam on Friday, January 15, 2010, thus ending her sixteen years of exile. At her departure in Amsterdam, Mrs. Ingabire received a warm farewell from her family members and from members of UDF-Inkingi.
She did it.
After a short stop in Nairobi, Kenya, Mrs. Ingabire proceeded to Kigali where she arrived this Saturday, January 16, 2010 early in the afternoon.
As announced by the UDF-Inkingi / FDU-Inkingi,
The main purpose of Mrs. Ingabire’s trip to Rwanda is to reconnect with her country at the grassroots level, to go and meet with the real countryside, beyond the Potemkin village that is Kigali. Mrs. Ingabire will also initiate discussions with all concerned parties, especially the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), in order to remove the obstacles that my impede the registration and establishment of UDF-Inkingi structures in Rwanda like facilitating granting passports to all UDF-Inkingi’s leaders and staff that have yet to be deployed to Rwanda. Finally, Mrs. Ingabire is expected to give some impetus to development of legal, institutional and financial frameworks so that the forthcoming presidential elections can be fair, free and transparent.
In doing so, despite the obstacles set forth in their path by the RPF ruling party in Kigali, UDF-Inkingi intend to give a chance for peace, by choosing such a peaceful and legal option for Rwandans to really have a choice on August 9, 2010.
The United Democratic Forces (UDF-Inkingi) call upon all Rwandans to welcome Mrs. Victoire INGABIRE UMUHOZA and her delegation with warm and fraternal greetings without any fear. They also call upon the Rwandan official bodies, particularly security agencies, to demonstrate their readiness to serve all citizens, including when these citizens express views that are contrary to those of the ruling party in the interest of the Rwandan people as a whole.