Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has been named “Eternal Supreme Guide” by his political party.
The move means no one in the governing CNDD-FDD is allowed to disagree with his choices, secretary-general Evariste Ndayishimiye said.
“He is our leader. Therefore in our party… no one is comparable to him,” Ndayishimiye said.
“He is our parent, he is the one who advises us. That is why I ask all our members to respect that because a home without the man (its head) can be overlooked by anybody. For us, we have the best.”
But critics say a cult of personality is developing around 54-year-old Nkurunziza.