Paul Kagame Backs Odinga for AUC Chairmanship

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Rwanda President Paul Kagame has publicly announced his support for Raila Odinga in the race for African Union Commission (AUC) chairmanship.

Speaking to a local TV station, Kagame heaped praises on Raila, citing his previous work as the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development.

“I respect Raila Odinga. I know his struggles. He did a good job (as the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development). We give him our support and wish him well not only now but when he is there (as the chair) for Africa to succeed,” Kagame said.

This comes days after Raila met Kagame in Rwanda as he lobbied presidents to support his bid.

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