Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has written to the Uganda’s counterpart president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni accusing Rwandan president Paul Kagame of sponsoring the conflicts with aim of causing regime change in Burundi.
In his letter of December 4, Nkurunziza informs Museveni that Rwanda played key role in the crisis that paralysed business in Bujumbura in April 2015.
Nkurunziza believes Kagame was behind the failed coup that almost threw him out of power.
He further accused Kagame of recruiting Burundian refugees with the aim of destabilising Nkurunziza’s government.
Nkurunziza further requested president Museveni who is the current chairman of East Africa Community to try and restrain Rwandan president.
Minani Jérémie; Lawyer, RDB President, Former Judge, Former Presidential candidate, Member of Governing Board of CNARED, states that in his letter to EAC chairperson, Nkurunziza designed Rwanda as the enemy of Burundi.
“This must be understood as a strategy to export the Burundi crisis across the region,” Minani noted.
Minani further added that since 2015, Nkurunziza had wanted to engage the region in solving his country’s conflict.
“Dear Museveni, when Nkurunziza tells you that his regime would participate in another round of inter Burundians dialogue, that is a blatant lie. He just need to buy more time,” Minani added.
Minani had earlier said the Bujumbura regime tried to sabotage the EAC Summit in Arusha which Nkurunziza boycotted, forcing its extension to December 27, 2018.
“The strategy behind this letter from @pnkurunziza is clear: ‘let’s create a fictional crisis between Rwanda and Burundi, this will divert EAC Heads of States from taking decisions in Burundi crisis. But only that, it will prevent Paul Kagame to become next EAC chairperson,” he said.
He further said that Nkurunziza was laying strategy to prevent EAC from taking decisions on Burundi crisis.
“Also it wants to prevent Paul Kagame to become the next EAC Chairperson by presenting him as one party in Burundi crisis,” he asserted.