Dear members of FDU-Inkingi,
Dear friends of Rwanda,
As we are ending the year 2015, and entering the New Year 2016, it is a good opportunity to exchange good Season’s wishes. I would also like to take this opportunity to convey to you my best wishes for happiness, good health and prosperity in the year 2016.
I would also like to seize this occasion to thank you members of our party for having bravely borne all the sacrifices and threats to your lives and social status because of your stand vis a vis a system that does not tolerate dissent, cracks down on civil society, imprisons peaceful reformers like ourselves and enacts legislation that violates basic human freedoms like the freedom of speech, association and assembly. This is opposed to our vision of a reconciled nation and democratic governance where national stability and prosperity are based on open debate that allows the country to benefit from the full energy and talent of all its citizens, and from the innovation that the unrestricted flow of ideas create. Particular thanks to our members in the country who bear the full brunt of the persecution.