The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda withdraws from the ‘Permanent Consultative Council’ of Rwandan opposition parties
The Chair of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, Frank HABINEZA, has announced the withdrawal from the ‘Permanent Consultative Council’ (PCC) of Rwandan opposition parties on Tueday 15th June.
The PCC was created in Kigali on 19th February 2010 by three opposition parties: FDU-Inkingi represented by Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Democratic Green Party of Rwanda represented by Mr. Frank Habineza and PS-Imberakuri represented by Mr. Bernard Ntaganda.
Here is the Green Party’s statement:
Withdrawal from The Permanent Consultative Council
After careful analysis and consideration of contents of the information published on 10th June 2010, on a website known as : http://rwandaises.fr/ titled : FDU INKINGI AND VICTOIRE INGABIRE UMUHOZA, describing the nature of issues raised by FDU Inkingi and Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza.
After having seen a letter, claiming to come from CDF- Coalition of Democratic Forces, dated 21st May 2010, addressed to the President of the Republic, mentioning that if President Kagame does not resign before the August 9th Elections, they will resort to using force and that the country will go back into blood shed, also asserting that, they hope the President has seen enough evidences.
Considering that these are the same issues raised by the Rwandan Prosecution on the on-going case of Ms.Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and understanding that she has not given her defense yet.
The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, is unable to continue with its membership in the Permanent Consultative Council of Opposition Parties in Rwanda (PCC), we are therefore withdrawing our membership from PCC until the exact truth in this case is made clear to all Rwandans.
The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, would like to inform, its members, the media fraternity, the Rwandan Public and the International Community, that it has decided to take this decision, because this case is compromising the fundamental principles which the party is built on.
We would like to emphasize that we are still an opposition party ; we declared this on 14th August 2009 at Hotel Laico (Ex-Novotel) in Kigali. We joined the PCC in February 2010. Therefore, this withdrawal of our membership from PCC does not mean that we have changed our political line of being an opposition party.
Done at Kigali, 15th June 2010
Democratic Green Party of Rwanda