The United States government is thinking about activities against Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni throughout last concluded elections which indicated him with more than 58 percent of the valid votes-The New York Times reports.
The recently concluded General Elections raised the concern of different organizations over what was termed as intimidation and violating human rights by the Ugandan government including arresting of opposition presidential candidates and their supporters.
Including the European Union, the United States (US) has declared to take actions against incumbent Museveni who has been the longest ally of the US and has been among the leading African beneficiaries that have been receiving billions of dollars from the US.
The western state has now claimed that it may be considering cutting ties with Museveni’s government and the conduct of Ugandan authorities during the 2021 elections will be among the factors that will be considered when determining future assistance.
Museveni, 76, has been in power for over 35 years after picking it in 1986 as the president of Uganda. Recently, he claimed that he was not ready to hand over power as he saw nobody that was fit to take the seat and still maintain the peace of his nation.
During the last elections, the president garnered 6.0 million votes after the second update of the results where he was followed by his closest challenger Robert Kyagulanyi who had around 35 percent.
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Source: The New York Times