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Nkurunziza reaffirms his position as president

Nkurunziza reaffirms his position as president

Burundi

President Pierre Nkurunziza has reaffirmed his position as Burundi’s President by stating that God is on his side of power and party.

He issued the sentiment on Sunday during an extraordinary congress organised by the ruling party, the National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy.

“Many people in the world have stated that there will be no elections in Burundi. But God has always been stronger and we thank him because he has been with us and also has been on our side,” said Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi.

The ruling party had embarked on formulating new policies governing the party but the party officials were unable to agree on some proposals.

One of the proposals were to reduce the power of the head of the party and give more authority to the Secretary General which some members rejected.

The members also introduced a special council of the party that will always advice the party leader and the president. Nkurunziza has remained the flag bearer of the party having faced no opposition.

AFP