The brute strength of President Kagame’s regime has been the weakness of the Rwandan opposition. The Exiled Rwandan Opposition Party (RNC) composed mainly of the former Kagame allies is suffering from intrigues and this has threatened its survival.
Kagame as leader of the Rwanda Patriotic Front was Instrumental in stopping the country from degenerating into chaos after genocide. However, some of his colleagues have deserted him accusing him to be a dictator and intolerant to divergent views. Interestingly, the rift between Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa and Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa is solely on the same path which led them to leave RPF.
The above rift has threatened to tear the party apart and some of their fans have told us that Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa and Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa have held several meetings to resolve their differences but all in vain.
According to the reliable information from some of their supporters, the rift between these two founding members of RNC is exacerbated by their close friends who don’t want to see Dr. Rudasingwa continuing to lead the RNC. The pending elections within the RNC has been dominated by intrigues and has been postponed several times because of the same reasons, Joseph Ngarambe, Jonathan Musonera, Theogene Rudasingwa and Gerald Gahima are likely to be phased out of the RNC establishment because they are accused of misappropriation of RNC funds and arrogance.
Furthermore, some of their supporters who approached us have accused Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa of supporting the enthronement of Gervais Cyondo or Maj. Micombero which is vehemently opposed by Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa who wants another term. According to Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa wants to bring a person who will be under his command and will rule under his shadow, a tactic RPF used during its armed struggle in 1990s when it used Col. Alex Kanyarengwe and Pasteur Bizimungu respectively.
“If Gen. Kayumba wants to lead the Party let him do so and he enjoys my personal support and I will vote him, but bringing in a person that he will use to rule under his shadow is unacceptable” Theogene Rudasingwa said.
He further said that his differences with Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa are based on the way he uses a clique of former RPF soldiers many of them were under his command, this clique of Soldiers organize meetings in the name of RNC which is wrong because some of these meetings might be against our rules. Among the clique of Soldiers mentioned by Dr.Theogene Rudasingwa, include Captain Kaje Alpha in Canada, Maj. Nkubana Emmanuel, 2lt Rutabana, and Maj.Micombero.
“Some of these soldiers fly to Africa holding meetings in the name of RNC which we don’t know; this is not good and must stop.” The continued differences between the prominent leaders of RNC have affected the entire leadership were two camps have been created, those supporting Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa and another one for Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa, therefore this articled should not be interpreted as a message of dividing further the RNC, but we intent to warn them that their differences have serious consequences for the party and Rwandans whom they claim to represent.
Indeed, it has already affected the RNC and without doubt has strengthened the RPF regime and Kagame in particular will win the next general elections without any hassle.