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Foreign powers want Museveni out, Besgye claims

28 December 2015, 18:03

Westnile – Ugandan Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader, Kizza Besigye, has claimed that foreign powers want an end to President Yoweri Museveni's stay in power, according to Daily Monitor.

Besigye said this while addressing a rally at Odravu, in the country’s Yumbe District.

Besigye said an unknown group of international stakeholders believed Museveni should step down in order to maintain stability in the east African country.

A former ally of president Museveni, Besigye wishes to bring to an end to his 30-year reign.

"Even the foreigners all over the world now think that Museveni has stayed for too long and he is going to cause problems once he stays on," Besigye was quoted as saying.

Besigye failed to name the foreign stakeholders, but he along with Go Forward candidate, Amama Mbabazi held meetings in October organised by the Kofi Annan Foundation in London. The meetings focused on who would run as the presidential candidate in their joint opposition party.

This, however, proved futile and the two decided to run against Museveni in their individual capacity.

Former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno played an intergral part of this meeting, the report said.

Meanwhile, it is known that Museveni still has allies in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa while still maintaining good relations with the United States and Europe.

Daily Monitor reported in October that the opposition meetings did not yield anything fruitful as the the leaders failed to put their differences aside.

Many believed the opposition needed a united front to win against Museveni in the 2016 elections.

- News24


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