HE Donald Trump
President-Elect of the United States of America
November 8, 2016
On behalf of the Rwandan political opposition platform composed of political organizations Amahoro-PC, FDU-Inkingi, PDP-Imanzi, PS-Imberakuri and RNC-Ihuriro, I would like to convey to you our congratulations on your victory in election to the highest Office of a great nation, the United States of America. The Rwandan political opposition is delighted by your pledge to do the best for your people and for peace and stability in the world. I sincerely congratulate you and send you our best wishes for your every success and wisdom in discharging the important duties that are attached to your position. I am confident that the trust placed in you by the citizens of the United States of America will inspire you to promote the unity of your country, leading it on the path of prosperity.
I hope that your coming into office will generate more interest and commitment to working with dynamic and democratic forces in Africa that have been struggling to end dictatorship, impunity and the absence of the rule of law that have held back African economic development and peace. This has led to brain hemorrhage to the rest of the world.
In particular, we are counting on your leadership to pre-empt any new political violence in Rwanda which all political analysts predict, in case the current violent dictator, President Kagame, is allowed to maintain his repressive system of government till 2034. Indeed, such analysis is echoed in the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Freedom of assembly and association (2014) Mr. Maina Kiai that “a society without room for critical voices to speak freely and peacefully is unsustainable” adding that “the fear of a new genocide cannot be invoked to impede fundamental freedoms in any society, which in fact are necessary to prevent conflicts and genocide”
The Rwandan dictatorial regime is now notorious for cracking down on civil society, imprisoning peaceful reformers, silencing legitimate dissent, and enacting legislation that violates the freedoms of association, speech, and press. It has created the biggest number ever of Rwandan refugees.
Our political platform is sincerely look forward to working with your government to bring democracy, peace and development in the Great Lakes region and in Rwanda which has become the epicenter of regional destabilization.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Jean Damascene Munyampeta
Chair of the Rwanda Opposition Platform
Tel: +32 488 96 37 65
HE Donald Trump