By Benjamin Jumbe & Samuel Ssebuliba
Over 6.8 M Rwandans today go to the polls to vote their next country’s president.
The race for the country’s top seat has attracted 3 candidates; Opposition Democratic Green party’s Frank Habineza, Philippe Mpayimana, an Independent candidate and Incumbent President Paul Kagame, a flag bearer for the Rwanda Patriotic Front who is expected to win the vote by a wide margin.
Speaking to KFM the executive secretary of the National Elections Commission of Rwanda Charles Munyaneza says everything is in place to ensure a smooth electoral process today with all election materials dispatched to the polling stations.
He however says by close of the day, only preliminary results will be released with final results expected after two or three days.
Meanwhile, the National Elections Commission of Rwanda has issued strict guidelines to all voters as Rwandans cast their ballots to choose their next president today.
According to Moise Bukasa, the NEC Public Relations Officer, no voter will be allowed to cast their ballot dressed in attire that promotes specific candidates or party, for the duration until the polls close across the country.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel Gasana, assured the country that police has successfully secured all polling stations working in collaboration with other security agencies and the public.