Jean Claude Niyongabo, Jérémie Ndayizigiye and Anitha Ndihokubwayo, all CNL members, as well as Jean Bosco Bucumi, member of the UPRONA party close to the government are detained at the provincial police commissioner’s station in Rumonge.
They are accused of disrupting activities of the registration of new voters.
Jean Claude Niyongabo and Jean Bosco Bucumi were arrested on December 10 at the village of Cashi in the district of Bugarama.
According to local CNL officials, they were victims of denouncing cheating that featured the registration of new voters.
They joined, in the custody, Jérémie Ndayizigiye, who is detained there since Thursday of last week.
Our sources say the man was also arrested for having denounced irregularities in the registration of voters. “Jérémie was a CNL mandatory at the village of Kagaragara in the zone of Buruhukiro in the Rumonge district. He had noticed and denounced the unconformity between registered people on December 11, 2019 and those who were registered one day later, that is, on December 12″, they affirm, adding ” At that registration center, unidentified persons came for several times with new identity cards to have other persons registered, but who weren’t present”.
The fourth mandatory to be held in the custody of the police commissioner’s station in Rumonge is a woman. Anitha Ndihokubwayo is officially prosecuted for the same offence like the other three members: disrupting the voter registration activities.
Police only just said that investigations are underway. “If charges against them are retained, they will be handed over to the judiciary and punished in accordance with sanctions provided by the electoral code”, explain police sources.
The registration of new voters took place from December 9 to December 12. The operation targeted persons with the voting age who did not participate in the May 2018 constitutional referendum.