President Kagame to Seek Reelection in 2024


Rwandan President Paul Kagame has announced that he will be seeking another term in office in the upcoming 2024 elections.

Kagame, who has ruled Rwanda for over two decades said he was considering seeking re-election.

“I consider running for another 20 years. I have no problem with that,” he told journalists on Friday.

“Elections are about people choosing,” he added

Kagame won the 2017 presidential election with an official 99 percent of the vote.

This was after the country’s constitution was amended to get rid of the 7 year presidential terms.

The amendments meant that Kagame could serve up to 2034.

The Friday announcement is a u-turn from the president’s comments in 2019 in which he said he was unlikely to seek re-election in 2024.

Speaking at a summit in Doha when he was asked about whether he will run for office again, he said he was likely to step down after this term.

“Most likely no. I want to have some breathing space but given how things are and how they have been in the past, I have made up my mind where I am personally concerned, that it is not going to happen next time.” he said

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