Agathon Rwasa, the party’s chairman of CNL party, who came second with 24% of the vote, says he has produced evidence that there was massive fraud in the May 20 election. An election that saw the victory of the ruling party’s candidate, Evariste Ndayishimiye. However, Agathon Rwasa has repeatedly said that he has little illusion about the outcome. He brought an appeal to the Constitutional Court in which the evidence of fraud was detailed.
‘‘We have preferred to use this route, which is legal, that is to say the mechanism is provided for settling any electoral dispute and it is indeed the Constitutional Court that must be addressed in the first place and we have provided all the evidence that demonstrates to our satisfaction the massive fraud that took place during the elections of 20 May 2020. We hope that this Court will rule on this matter and will take into consideration all the evidence provided to show that the results that were proclaimed did not correspond to the choice of the Burundian people.’’ He declared