Kabila, Magufuli, Buhari back Kazibwe as Kadaga woos Brazzaville


Speaker Rebecca kadaga and Dr. speciosa Kazibwe (yellow veil)

Congo President Joseph Kabila has met former Vice-President, Dr. Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, one of the contenders for the position of Chairperson African Union Commission and gave her his nod.

HE. Dr Kazibwe also met the President of South Africa Jacob Zuma in Kampala at the inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni in May and briefed him on her bid.

Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli also written expressing his support for Dr Kazibwe.

The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Gambia President Yahya Jammeh have also written to Uganda expressing their support for Dr Kazibwe.

On Monday, the Speaker of the Uganda Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, left for Congo Brazzaville, Central African Republic and later connected to Cameroon to canvass support.

Speaker Kadaga while welcoming Dr Kazibwe’s bid for Chair of the Commission last month, promised to solicit support on her behalf.

Dr. Kazibwe says her job at the AU Commission would be to execute Agenda 2063, where her priority is peace, security and resource mobilisation.

Agenda 2063 is a strategic framework of the African Union for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years.

Formed in 2003, the African Union Commission has had Chairpersons from West Africa, Central Africa and Southern Africa, where the incumbent, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is its first woman head.

Dr Dlamini-Zuma was elected in July 2012 by the African Heads of State in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

With elections around the bend in July 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda during the AU Heads of State Summit, Dr Speciosa is confident to take up the mantel of leadership of the Commission.

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