Rwanda: Crisis in PS Imberakuri party with plan to oust leader Ntaganda
Party members want Mr. Ntaganda to resign or they force him out – accusing him of grave charges
Kigali: Dozens of members of opposition Social Party Imberakuri are converging in Kigali Wednesday to vote out their controversial leader Mr. Bernard Ntaganda accusing him of promoting divisionism, ethnic politics and other charges, RNA reports.
At the Nyabugogo bus and taxi park, several party members are coming in from the provinces chanting ‘he must go’ as they head for an impromptu delegates’ conference, according to our reporter.
Mr. Ntaganda himself is organizing a press conference this morning to defend his position.
He is under fire from party members accusing him of using the party for his own selfish ends. Disgruntled members also claim his language is divisive and that he also negates the Genocide, accusations he has previously rejected.
Mr. Ntaganda has instead claimed that the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) is fomenting trouble among his members to destroy the party.
PS Imberakuri is one of the three vocal opposition parties which have formed a coalition. The other two – the Green Party and the United Democratic Forces Inkingi have not been registered yet. Speculation is rife that the two could fall behind PS Imberakuri if they fail to secure registration.