Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has disclosed he will run for a fourth term in the country’s 2024 year’s presidential election amid a political and economic pass mark scored the country by the World Bank.
Kagame, who has been in office since 2000, said he intends to run irrespective of the perception of opponents within the country or the West.
Kagame maintained he had the backing of Rwandans.
“Yes, I am indeed a candidate.
“I’m sorry for the West, but what the West thinks is not my problem”.
“I am happy with the confidence that the Rwandans have in me. I will always serve them, as much when I can,” Mr Kagame told French-language magazine Jeune Afrique on Tuesday.
Mr Kagame has already spent 23 years in office but in 2015, the two-term constitutional limit for presidents was lifted by a referendum.
The development was criticized as a controversial one by critics.
As for the country, the World Bank appreciates the political stability that has guarded the nation since 1994 after the genocide against the Tutsi.