Former judge lashes at Rwandan opposition
Former Rwandan judge and vocal government critic Evode Uwizeyimana has made a swift turn criticizing Rwanda’s opposition parties for alleging that his return to Rwanda was not a sincere move but a manipulation.
Uwizeyimana arrived in Rwanda early last month after securing a consultancy job with the Ministry of Justice to conduct a universal periodic review of the implementation of International Human Rights Instruments that Rwanda is signatory to, and to draft the Rwanda National Action Plan on Human Rights.
Uwizeyimana told local press on February 23rd that he was compelled to speak out, claiming the allegations are driven by blackmail from opposition group Rwanda National Congress about his return, and said he had been paid for his comments during his radio appearances in which he criticized the Kigali Government.
Critics have dismissed Uwizeyimana’s new-found admiration for the government as opportunistic, but he argued that the job offer was made purely on merit and he returned to Rwanda like any other Rwandan from the Diaspora- with double nationality in Rwanda and Canada.
The opposition are retrieving statements I made about Kigali government to persuade the authorities to arrest me. I have a clear justification for every word I said,” he said “I have a right to return and work in Rwanda and am not threatened to do so since I have a dual nationality”
Apparently Uwizeyimana blasted the opposition political parties in Rwanda saying they lack strong political programs to lead and stated that he personally doesn’t value the opposition parties because they are not organized and all criticism is mere talk