Burundi ruling party names President Nkurunziza ‘supreme eternal leader’by Blessing 13/03/2018 | 6:00 0 Posted in News, Politics, Social Issues Burundi’s ruling party, CNDD-FCC, on Monday anointed President Pierre Nkurunziza as their “supreme eternal leader’’ whose decisions may not be opposed.The new title will allow the 54-year-old president to veto all decisions made by the ruling party’s central committee. “He is our elder, our father, our counselor,’’ Evariste Ndayishimiye, General Secretary of the ruling CNDD-FDD, said in explaining the decision.DPA quoted Ndayishimiye as sayingNkurunziza, who became president in 2005, deserved the title because he “has ensured significant progress in Burundi,” saidYOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Burundi president commences campaign to extend rule his till 2034The move has come under much criticism from opposition parties.They argue that Burundi’s constitution does not allow for “a monarchy of divine right.”“Nkurunziza has already opted for a path that jeopardises Burundi’s democratic gains of the past 25 years.“Nkurunziza will impose himself as a king,” Jeremie Minani, leader of opposition party Rally of Burundi Democrats (RDB), said.The East African nation is scheduled to hold a constitutional referendum to extend the presidential term in May, aimed at allowing Mr. Nkurunziza to stay in power until 2034.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Burundi's president makes first foreign trip in two yearsThe changes would see the current five-year term amended to seven years, meaning that Nkurunziza, whose current term is up in 2020, could stay in power for another two seven-year terms. Previous Post Next Post Enjoy and Share Post:FacebookTwitterGoogleRedditLinkedInEmailPinterestloading... Tags:burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, supreme leader  Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Name Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.