Burundi, Bujumbura – The President of the Republic of Burundi, H.E. Pierre NKURUNZIZA called on Burundian population to finance the upcoming 2020 elections to prove the establishment of the independence of Burundi.

In his speech during the celebration of his second anniversary on power after a controversial election in 2015, the President Pierre Nkurunziza said: “based on the situations Burundi has experienced since 1961, it is necessary for Burundians to organize the electoral process themselves.”

He then asked the population to respond to the call for mobilizing funds for upcoming elections. This call was launched by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), the National Inter-Burundian Dialogue Commission (CNDI) and some political parties.

The president also reminded that elections are the only way to have elected leaders by the people, and the only direct way to strengthen people’s government by people and for the people. He finally asked the Burundians to take ownership of upcoming elections because some foreign countries would like Burundi to be a country of chaos.