Museveni raises concern over african leader’s silence after his re-election
Re-elected Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has questioned why African Leaders are not sending him congratulatory messages as it has been the tradition.
Speaking in Kampala on Wednesday, after meeting security chiefs, Museveni said he was disappointed that since he was declared winner, only 5 African heads of states have congratulated him out of all presidents in Africa.
After world leaders watched the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni, secure a victory in the presidential election last week, questions are being raised over the international community’s relations with Uganda.
The international community is tightening its scrutiny of Yoweri Museveni less than a week after he won his sixth presidential term in Uganda.
Museveni, who has ruled since 1986, was declared the winner of the January 14 poll with 59% of the vote against opposition leader Bobi Wine’s 35%.
Although Museveni dubbed the election the “most cheating-free” in Uganda’s history, there were violent protests and a social media and internet blackout in the lead-up to the polls.
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