Bunyoni-affair: it’s a war between two titans (Frédéric Bamvuginyumvira)

Bunyoni-affair: it’s a war between two titans (Frédéric Bamvuginyumvira)

On Monday, the spokesperson for the Attorney General of the Republic announced that the Burundian courts are prosecuting former Prime Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni for “undermining the internal security of the State, undermining the national economy and abuse of power for undue personal benefits”. For the former vice-president of the Republic Frédéric Bamvuginyumvira, it is a war between two titans, the head of state wanting to be the only “master and controller” to take control of Burundi. INFO SOS Médias Burundi

In his analysis, the former Vice-President of the Republic Frédéric Bamvuginyumvira makes considerations in relation to the current context.

“CNDD-FDD’s vision From 2005 until 2020, we have the Nkurunziza administration governing over Burundi for 15 years. CNDD-FDD’s vision was a very simple vision but obviously which contrasted with what we had as a political message from the CNDD-FDD; to get their hands on Burundi. And from 2020, we have seen a change of power. General Évariste takes over from Nkurunziza. The behavior of the Ndayishimye is rather not to replace, the CNDD-FDD system, but Nkurunziza’s men with his men to strengthen or animate the system. I think that is rather the real conflict between the two personalities,” said Mr. Bamvuginyumvira.

“Obviously, Bunyoni was part of Nkurunziza’s class, whereas Évariste, who was brought in by the military, would like to create a system of his own with men and women of his own but by animating the same system”, he continues.

For Frédéric Bamvuginyumvira, CNDD-FDD hawks use laws and texts when they feel the need.

“Now, the mechanism used is to talk about the laws, the constitution, but a constitution and the laws which are used only when they feel the need. Otherwise in relation to this policy of corruption, embezzlement of public funds, mismanagement , concussion, influence peddling, it is a system that is there”, continues to explain the former vice-president today in exile.

“[…], they are committed to stealing and they would not want people who want to control them to have a reference somewhere”, he says, quoting the head of state who said after his inauguration that “we have found that we have a lot of wealth and we don’t have enough time to count all that and what’s more, what someone has is his own secret”, to justify his refusal and that of the supposed dignitariesdeclare their assets before taking office, to fulfill this task.

Mr. Bamvuginyumvira finds that the Head of State is concerned by the last two charges against Police General Alain Guillaume Bunyoni.

” […], Undermining the national economy, abuse of power for personal benefits, and Évariste and Bunyoni and other generals are concerned by this. They’re many examples. We have many problems, the two men seek to accuse one another. Évariste seeks to eliminate Bunyoni so that he has free ground to enrich himself illicitly, the clues are there. In other words, it is a war between two titans who absolutely want to appropriate the property of the state, therefore completely taking control of Burundi. And Évariste is doing everything to be the master and controller”,
Frédéric Bamvuginyumvira says.

Arrested in the area of ​​Mubone in the commune of Kabezi in the province of Bujumbura (west) on April 21, according to the Burundian authorities, the former Prime Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni is facing up to 30 years in prison if he is convicted.

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