Burundi – The commissioner of the leagues affiliated to the ruling party CNDD-FDD, Sylvestre NDAYIZEYE, warned and threatened the former president of Burundi Domitien NDAYIZEYE to not provide advice to the youth affiliated to CNDD-FDD and accused him of supporting putschists, a word used to qualify those who wanted to overthrow the actual government of Burundi on May 13, 2015.

During the strength demonstration march of the ruling party CNDD-FDD youth members in Bujumbura town last July 22, 2017, Sylvestre NDAYIZEYE, the national commissioner for the coordination of the leagues affiliated to the ruling party CNDD-FDD, indicated that the advice recently given by former President of Burundi Domitien Ndayizeye to the youth members of the CNDD-FDD party were mingled with insults. The former president of Burundi Domitien NAYIZEYE advised the CNDD-FDD youth members to leave the diplomatic relation issues between Rwanda and Burundi into the hands of those two governments.

According to Sylvestre NDAYIZEYE, the former president of Burundi Domitien NDAYIZEYE supports the putschists and has no moral standards to give lessons to youth members of the ruling party CNDD-FDD, and because none of his children is among IMBONERAKURE (CNDD-FDD youth members). “He needs to give advice to youth members of his political affiliation but not us because even his children are not in Burundi. He must remember that he is a grandparent now and IMBONERAKURE need not inherit his dishonesty “said Sylvestre NDAYIZEYE.

However, Léonce NGENDAKUMANA vice-president of the opposition party Sahwanya FRODEBU advised the party CNDD-FDD not to support the bad behavior of youth members affiliated to it. He said the party CNDD-FDD should instead present its apologies to the former president Domitien NDAYIZEYE for those words spoken by Sylvestre NDAYIZEYE.

The CNDD-FDD spokeswoman Nancy Ninette MUTONI said CNDD-FDD agrees with Commissioner Sylvestre NDAYIZEYE and indicated that the CNDD-FDD party had the same opinion as Sylvestre NDAYIZEYE with regards to the recent statement of former President Domitien NDAYIZEYE towards youth members of the CNDD-FDD party. She also asked the former president to stop giving advice to the youth members of the ruling party.