Nigeria

Osinbajo attends Museveni’s sixth term inauguration as Ugandan president

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and 11 heads of state, on Wednesday, attended the inauguration of Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni.

Museveni was inaugurated for his sixth term. The event was held at the Independence Grounds in Kampala, the capital.

The event featured parades, inspection of guards, flypast, Ugandan Special Forces display, cultural display, among others.

The Presidents of Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Guinea, Conakry, South Sudan, Namibia, Ghana, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Tanzania and Ethiopia attended.

There were representatives from Sudan, Gabon, South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Mozambique, Saharawi Republic, Algeria, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Rwanda, China, Egypt, Zambia, Sri Lanka and Malawi.

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki and Peter Makhuki, Secretary-General, East African Community, were present.

Museveni said economic and political integration in Africa were pivotal for the prosperity and security of the continent.

In January 2021, the President, 76, was declared winner ahead of main challenger, Bobi Wine.

The 76-year-old has been in power since 1986. He won presidential election with 59 percent of the vote; Wine polled 35 percent.

Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi, has been mostly under arrest. The music star-turned-legislator accuses the authorities of abusing his right of freedom.

After the election, the Uganda government blocked United States Ambassador Natalie Brown from visiting Wine.

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