Nigeria’s number two citizen, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, May 12 alongside other 11 heads of state, honored the inauguration of Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni.
Museveni was today sworn-in as Ugandan president for his sixth term, TrillerTunes understands.
The event which was held at the Independence Grounds in Kampala, the capital city of the country, witness in attendance the presence dignitaries across the African nation.
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 were all in attendance, TrillerTunes understands.
There were also 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.
Representing President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, VP Osinbajo appeared in a befitting Agbada together with his entourage.
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Museveni in his speech during the inauguration 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. A development that stirred controversies across African countries due to reports that the election was rigged in favour of the incumbent leader.
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.