Religious organizations and civil society representatives operating in Gicumbi district appealed to members of parliament to amend Article 101 of Rwandan constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to run for another presidential term in 2017.
These representatives revealed this on the 1st, August, 2015 with Hon JMV Gatabazi, Hon Niyonsenga Theodomile during the debate on the amendment of article 101 in Gicumbi district.
Protais Ncogoza who represents Irembo Church asked parliamentarians to push for the amendment of Article 101 so that Rwandans as the majority wish can elect their favourite leader and realize their dreams.
“Depending on good governance we have experienced with President Kagame on leadership, the way he has promoted women and dignified Rwandans through unity, there is no reason why we can’t get a chance to elect him to power in 2017,” said Appolonie Mukarusanga from EPAR Church.
For Jean Bernard Niyonzima who represented Umuhuza Project, members of Parliament should change Article 101 to give President Kagame 3 more mandates of 7 years each of which he cannot go beyond.
Parliamentarians promised to get together and discuss people’s ideas on the amendment of Article 101 and decide based on people’s needs and make people know of the decisions reached upon.