Burundi’s parliament on Wednesday swore in a new prime minister, Gervais Ndirakobuca a week after President Evariste Ndayishimiye warned that some unnamed people were plotting to overthrow his government.
The Parliament announced this in a tweet saying, it had unanimously voted to approve former Minister of Security and Internal Affairs, Gervais Ndirakobuca following his nomination by Ndayishimiye.
Recall that Ndirakobuca who replaces Alain Guillaume Bunyoni is under EU sanctions for his role in quashing demonstrations during political unrest in 2015. Under the constitution, the president holds the country’s main executive power.
Last week, in an audio message that widely circulated widely in Burundi, Ndayishimiye said some people were trying to topple his government and warned them that they would fail.
Earlier, Mr President also accused some people of sabotaging his government by failing to solve the scarcity of critical commodities which influenced resentment among some Burundians.