Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza Tuesday swore in two new members of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI). Annonciate Niyonkuru and Alice Nijimbere replace Spes-Caritas Ndironkeye and Illuminata Ndabahagamye, who resigned earlier this month. The two new members took their oath before the Burundian president in the presence of both chambers of the parliament and diplomats accredited to Burundi.
In their oath they swore “fidelity to the Unity Charter, to the Burundian constitution and to the law.” They also committed to organize elections in “all independence with probity, impartiality and high sense of patriotism.”
Niyonkuru and Nijimbere, both Tutsi, respectively replace Ndironkeye, who was the CENI Vice-President, and Ndabahagamye, who was in charge of finance and administration.