Museveni Elections, Not Coups in africa (1)
H.E Museveni said in a statement posted on social media that elections should be used to switch leaders between parties since this would eliminate any shade of bloodshed. PHOTO/TWITTER

In a recent statement, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni devalued the use of coups to change regimes in Africa as an extreme outlaw.

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has devalued coups as a means of changing regimes in Africa, saying that they are extremely outlawed. 

Museveni who made the remarks in a statement via his social media handle said leadership should be switched between parties by the use of elections because this does not involve shading blood.

“Do the coup-makers have a right to interfere with our destiny?” The answer is a categorical “no”. It is good that the African Union accepted the minimum position of outlawing these coups. Election means one person, one vote, by secret ballot, at regular intervals. This is the minimum they all have set and it is a good one,” Museveni said.

Museveni raised that leaders who share different views provided they obey elections should accept the outcomes rather than accepting to engage in extrajudicial killings.

“The position of one person, one vote, by secret ballot, at regular intervals, is a good minimum position because it addresses the substance of democracy, which means the continuous and perpetual supremacy of the sovereignty of the people,” Museveni added.

Below is the full statement; STATEMENT BY H.E YK MUSEVENI PRESIDENT /C-I-C OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA ON THE MILITARY COUPS THAT HAVE RECENTLY TAKEN PLACE IN SOME AFRICAN COUNTRIES 15TH SEPTEMBER 2021 – NAKASERO.

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