Court dismisses suit challenging President Museveni’s sole candidature. In a 4-1 ruling, Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo of the Constitutional Court, Thursday, July 2, 2020, dismissed the application by 11 NRM-leaning MPs, arguing that there was nothing constitutional for them to interpret
The President of Uganda, Yoweri K. Museveni, yesterday, June 4, 2020 delivered his State of the Nation Address to the Parliament of Uganda as is his constitutional obligation, beginning the fiscal year, to paint a general picture on the state of affairs in the country.
It was also the first of its kind as it was, this time, a two-venue event with the President speech being delivered from State House to the Members of Parliament via satellite in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which requires social distancing — and, of course, being broadcast live on various media platforms to the entire nation.
“America First” was one of Donald Trump’s catchphrases during the Campaign, from which he emerged as America’s 45th President. This refrain continued into his Presidency and so has it epitomized his first month in office.
After the 2001 elections which Besigye said was rigged, he told me that he would never run for elections again as long as Museveni is president. He later went to exile saying Museveni was trying to kill him.
I hosted him severally on my radio show on KFM where he repeatedly said he would never run in an election when Museveni is president.
President Yoweri Museveni has called on African countries to oppose foreign intervention in the continent if it lacks approval of appropriate and legitimate African bodies.
Delivering a keynote address at the France-Africa Summit in Bamako-Mali on Saturday, President Museveni said unilateral actions by international forces without the permission of the African Union or a legitimate national force is imperialistic and must be rejected completely.