Pierre Nkurunziza the long serving president of Burundi announced that he’s to step down as being the president of Burundi in 2020.
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Nkurunziza’s decry was a surprise for many thought that he was to take advantage of the recently changed term limits in Burundi’s constitution.
Pierre signed a bill into law that allowed him to stay in power for the next two terms
This constitution was not modified to favor me as critics claim,” said president Nkurunziza.
He continued and said: “I will not go back on my word. Our mandate ends in 2020.” while talking to his supporters and diplomats in the central region of Gitega.
“As for now my concentrating and preparing to support the president that we are to elect in 2020,” Pierre said.
Nkurunziza has been in power since 2005.
He was expected to call it quits in 2015 however he decided to stand again for elections in 2015 which caused political crisis in Burundi.
Despite his retirement speech, his opposition believed no word of his.
Frederic Bamvuginyumvira, a former vice president who leads the opposition party known as Sahwanya-FRODEBU thinks the message pierre gave out is for his own people and not the public.
“He (Nkurunziza) has lied to us since long ago, Frederic said.”
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